Voices of A People's History of the United States

Voices of A People's History of the United States

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by Howard Zinn
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901583229162
Publisher:
Perseus Distribution
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Edition description:
NE

Meet the Author

The visionary historical work of professor and activist HOWARD ZINN (1922–2010) is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a “just war,” because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. In his books, including A People’s History of the United States, its companion volume Voices of a People’s History of the United States, and countless other titles, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Columbus and Las Casas29
Ch. 2The first slaves51
Ch. 3Servitude and rebellion63
Ch. 4Preparing the revolution79
Ch. 5Half a revolution93
Ch. 6The early women's movement115
Ch. 7Indian removal133
Ch. 8The war on Mexico153
Ch. 9Slavery and defiance167
Ch. 10Civil war and class conflict197
Ch. 11Strikers and populists in the gilded age215
Ch. 12The expansion of the empire239
Ch. 13Socialists and wobblies257
Ch. 14Protesting the First World War283
Ch. 15From the Jazz Age to the uprisings of the 1930s311
Ch. 16World War II and McCarthyism355
Ch. 17The black upsurge against racial segregation389
Ch. 18Vietnam and beyond : the historic resistance421
Ch. 19Women, gays, and other voices of resistance453
Ch. 20Losing control in the 1970s481
Ch. 21The Carter-Reagan-Bush consensus511
Ch. 22Panama, the 1991 Gulf War, and the war at home543
Ch. 23Challenging Bill Clinton569
Ch. 24Bush II and the "war on terror"599

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