Image via WikipediaI remember reading People's History in grad school and being blown away by the shift in perspective from what is usually presented about US History.
That's what affected me most from the book. I know it's said and taught to us to think about who is telling the story, or in this case writing history, and know that there are always three sides to every story as the old adage goes.
But to see this story, the American story, played out from a perspective at odds with the way we've been told this story since we were in primary school, was stark and eye opening. For that final slap in the face I need to wake and finally see what had been told over and over to me but hadn't totally sunk in, I am eternally grateful.