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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 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 Historyis 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 Historyis 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 Zinnis the author of the best-selling A People's History of the United Statesand 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 Arnoveis the editor of Terrorism and Warby Howard Zinn, and Iraq Under Siege. An activist and regular contributor to ZNet, his writing has appeared in The Nation, The Financial Timesand Mother Jones. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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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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Here in their own words are Frederick Douglas, George Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in this volume.

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Hundreds of our nation's original voices--such as Martin Luther King Jr., Sacco and Vanzetti, Bruce Springsteen and Mark Twain--are woven together in a rich tapestry of ideas and actions, illustrating the true spirit of defiance and resilience in America.

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Historian and activist Howard Zinn is author of best-selling A People's History of the United States.

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jai41004, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by jai41004)
If you have any interest in history at all you'll love this. This book is full of powerful essays and speaches. It covers the people who you don't typically hear about in school the rebels, the people who spoke out against what was going on in the US. So much of this left me with goosebumps. While I read this I found myself writing down the writers names and looking for more from them after I was finished with this. Those people are now some of my favorite writers and pesonal heros.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781583226285
Author:
Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Editor:
Zinn, Howard
Editor:
Arnove, Anthony
Author:
Arnove, Anthony
Author:
Howard, Jr.
Author:
Zinn
Author:
Howard, Jr.
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Here in their own words are Frederick Douglas, George Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in this volume.
"Synopsis" by , Hundreds of our nation's original voices--such as Martin Luther King Jr., Sacco and Vanzetti, Bruce Springsteen and Mark Twain--are woven together in a rich tapestry of ideas and actions, illustrating the true spirit of defiance and resilience in America.
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