A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States by Ilan Stavans, Lalo Alcaraz (Illustrator)

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States by Ilan Stavans, Lalo Alcaraz (Illustrator)

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Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country’s most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up and made the country what it is today.

In this book, cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz present a vibrant alternative history of America, giving full voice to the country’s unsung but exceptional people.

Sweeping and cinematic, stretching from the nation’s prehistory to the post-9/11 era, this book is a joyous, outrageous celebration of the complex, sometimes unruly individuals and forces that have shaped the  ever-changing land of the United States.

A witty alternative history of the United States. —New York Times