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By Josh Miller

Americans were taught that their state is civilized and humane. yet, too frequently, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.
—Howard Zinn

Shedding mild on 500 years of suppression, this stunning exposé unearths the pivotal function in American background performed by way of its such a lot invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to global Wars and worldwide hegemony, A Zombie’s historical past of the United States tells the strong and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:

•The zombie bloodbath of ecu colonists at Plymouth Rock

•The grotesque killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by means of his fellow explorer William Clark

•The doomed safety of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead

•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German hearth by means of an undead Lt. Audie Murphy

•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and usually misplaced) zombies into space

•The anti-terrorist application to forestall the weaponization of the zombie virus

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61 A Zombie’s History of tHe United stAtes after a hunt when they were charged by an enormously fat zombie, hungry for brains. The other children climbed trees and hid, but young Lewis calmly raised his rifle and shot the zombie square between the eyes. Another such story concerns a zombie attack on the family’s cabin, which, lasting several days, forced the family to camp in the woods for safety. One night a foolish member of the camp started a fire, giving their position away. The zombies fell upon them.

Cotton—Mather,—Puritan—minister,—1698 Even if living zombies were not actually trying to seduce lonely farmers’ wives, zombies were posing a very real prob30 New World, New Monsters lem for the early English settlers. Already strained by an unprepared workforce, the colony was losing people, and not just to zombie attacks. Many settlers chose to defect to the safety of the Indian tribes. The Indians knew how to work the land for food and, more importantly, they knew how to deal with the zombie population.

After several days of bombardment from the French and American forces, on October 19, Cornwallis, knowing he had no alternatives, surrendered. It was a decisive victory for America. While scattered fighting would continue at sea, the Siege of Yorktown was to prove the last major battle in North America of the war. When word reached London, King George III finally lost control of Parliament to the peace party, and in April 1782, the Commons voted to the end the war. The American Revolution had been won.

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