Voices of A People's History of the United States / Edition 2

Voices of A People's History of the United States / Edition 2

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by Howard Zinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583229167

ISBN-13: 9781583229163

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

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.
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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781583229163
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.90(d)

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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