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videl wrote (edited )

2nd A People's History. Pretty much exactly what you're looking for.
Climate vs Capitalism by Naomi Klein is good too if you don't know anything about environmental stuff going on although things have gotten a bit worse since it was written.
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is good for sort of getting an overall idea of the history of humanity.

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Green_Mountain_Makhno wrote

Step Back History is a good YouTube channel that covers a lot of world history, not necessarily focused on US Empire. Empire Files has some good stuff, though most of it is pretty recent. Radical Reviewer has a pretty good sized collection of radical history books they've reviewed, and you could check out a bunch of them that way.

Books: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn is the starting point, I would also recommend:

Settlers by J. Sakai

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky

War is a Racket by Smedling Butler

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