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People Speak American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known

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ISBN-10: 0060578262

ISBN-13: 9780060578268

Edition: 2004

Authors: Howard Zinn

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To celebrate the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's great People's History of the United States, Zinn drew on the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history. These words were read by a remarkable cast at an event held at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City that included James Earl Jones, Alice Walker, Jeff Zinn, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfre Woodard, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Myla Pitt, Harris Yulin, and Andre Gregory. From that celebration, this book was born. Collected here under one cover is a brief history of America told through dramatic readings applauding the enduring spirit of dissent. Here in their own words, and interwoven with…    
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.264

A committed radical historian and activist, Howard Zinn approaches the study of the past from the point of view of those whom he feels have been exploited by the powerful. Zinn was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. After working in local shipyards during his teens, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, where he saw combat as a bombardier in World War II. He received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1958 and was a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian studies at Harvard University. While teaching at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Zinn joined the civil rights movement and wrote The Southern Mystique (1964) and SNCC: The New Abolitionists (1964). He also became an outspoken…    

Publisher's Note
Introductory Excerpt from: A People's History of the United States
Columbus and Las Casas
Shays' Rebellion
Lowell Mill Girl
Indian Removal
Women's Declaration of Rights
Frederick Douglass
John Brown and Frederick Douglass
Henry Turner
Mark Twain
IWW and Lawrence Strike
Mother Jones
Emma Goldman
Helen Keller
Eugene Debs
The Harlem Renaissance
Sit-Down Strike at Flint
Catch-22
HUAC Interrogation
Fannie Lou Hamer
Malcolm X
Vietnam
The Women's Movement
Chicanos and Vietnam
Gulf War Resister
Poverty in Our Time
Post-September 11: Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Acknowledgments