Voices of A People's History of the United States

Voices of A People's History of the United States

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Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.
Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.

Baker & Taylor
Letter, poems, speeches, and essays are collected in this book that tells the story of the United States from the perspective of people left out of history books, such as women, workers, Native Americans, and Latinos.

Perseus Publishing

Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds appearing in Voices of a People’s History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the 24 chapters of Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller.

For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen, but who usually are underrepresented or misrepresented in history books: women, Native Americans, workers, blacks and Latinos. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which themselves range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages and longer. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, an embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent, wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.

Beloved historian and activist Howard Zinn is the author of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States and many other books, including The Zinn Reader (Seven Stories Press 2000), Artists in the Time of War (Seven Stories Press, 2003) and Terrorism and War (Seven Stories Press 2002).

Anthony Arnove is the editor of Terrorism and War by Howard Zinn, and Iraq Under Siege. An activist and regular contributor to ZNet, his writing has appeared in The Nation, The Financial Times and Mother Jones. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Companion volume to the million-selling A People's History of the United States.


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This anthology contains hundreds of testimonies by people who are often under-represented or misrepresented in American history books: women, Native Americans, workers, and people of color. Ranging from letters and poems of less than a page in length to entire speeches and essays, these selections express the power of civil disobedience and dissent. The volume is organized chronologically around themes such as slavery, the early women's movement, McCarthyism, the Vietnam Era, and the War on Terror. Historian Zinn is the author of A People's History of the United States, and journalist Arnove is a regular contributor to ZNet. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Letter, poems, speeches, and essays are collected in this book that tells the story of the United States from the perspective of people left out of history books, such as women, workers, Native Americans, and Latinos. Original. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781583226285
1583226281
9781583226476
1583226478
Branch Call Number: 973 ZIN
973 ZIN
Characteristics: 665 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Arnove, Anthony 1969-

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EdRamirez89 Feb 18, 2014

Enlightening book; A must read for any person sedulously seeking the truth about the subtleties of American or even global economic faults and the solutions that may exists to alleviate one from such detriments.

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