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The People Speak: American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known: Dramatic Readings Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of Dissent

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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 commentary by Zinn, are Columbus on the Arawaks; Plough Jogger, a farmer and participant in Shays' Rebellion; Harriet Hanson, a Lowell mill worker; Frederick Douglass; Mark Twain; Mother Jones; Emma Goldman; Helen Keller; Eugene V. Debs; Langston Hughes; Genova Johnson Dollinger on a sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint, Michigan; an interrogation from a 1953 HUAC hearing; Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper and member of the Freedom Democratic Party; Malcolm X; and James Lawrence Harrington, a Gulf War resister, among others.

Synopsis:

Great and little-known Americans speak out in their own words, from the pages of the bestselling "A People's History of the United States."

About the Author

Howard Zinn is a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and Air Force bombardier before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He has received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs Award, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. He lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060578268
Editor:
Zinn, Howard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Editor:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
n, Howard
Author:
Zin
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.98x5.36x.34 in. .26 lbs.

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