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The people speak : American voices, some famous, some little known : dramatic readings celebrating the enduring spirit of dissent

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: New York : Perennial, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Sources
Biography Anecdotes
Fuentes
Anécdotas
Biografía Anécdotas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Zinn
ISBN: 0060578262 9780060578268
OCLC Number: 52518738
Description: 82 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introductory excerpt from A people's history of the United States --
Columbus and Las Casas --
Shay's rebellion --
Lowell mill girl --
Indian removal --
Women's declaration of rights --
Frederick Douglass --
John Brown and Frederick Douglass --
Henry Turner --
Mark Twain --
IWW and Lawrence strike --
Mother Jones --
Emma Goldman --
Helen Keller --
Eugene Debs --
The Harlem Renaissance --
Sit-down strike at Flint --
Catch-22 --
HUAC interrogation --
Fannie Lou Hamer --
Malcolm X --
Vietnam --
The women's movement --
Chicanos and Vietnam --
Gulf War resister --
Poverty in our time --
Post-September 11 : families for peaceful tomorrows.
Responsibility: edited by Howard Zinn.
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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."--Jacket.

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