A People’s History of the United States

A People’s History of the United States


True History: Learning from Our Past (V&E-10)

history November 14th, 2017

In this discussion, we will explore the stories and recollections of persons who have made a minor or major contribution to United States history, fomented progress in one of our many historical struggles, and/or exemplified values and virtues that often belie their marginal social position. These unique “voices” take the form of quotations, essays, narratives, testimonies, and historical records that have been preserved, passed on, or uncovered. My distinguished guest co-authored the book Voices of a People’s History of the United States with Howard Zinn, and has also collaborated with Noam Chomsky on his awesome website. Read on to learn more about the history of the United States you probably didn’t hear about in 6th grade.

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Surviving These Times: Howard Zinn Quotes

Howard Zinn Quotes September 14th, 2017

Happily for him, my man Howard Zinn never lived to see Donald Trump ascend to the throne. He was no stranger to demagogues, self-serving hypocrites, and pretenders – for he fought Hitler (like, literally), was a leader in the Civil Rights movement, and every morning had to read the papers while George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Lyndon Johnson were president. He fought the good fight for decades. Finally, his body gave out. But his mind, during most of his long life, was strong, adroit, and productive. Here are some Howard Zinn quotes (and some allied others) to help us all deal with the presidency of Donald Trump. He would want us to look to wise guides and find within ourselves the strength to resist, to organize, and to non-violently protest. If he were alive today, he would say that we will prevail.

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Voices of a People’s History: Anthony Arnove Interviewed

April 10th, 2017

Anthony Arnove, Ph.D. has done work with Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky – two of the heavy hitters in the fields of history, progressive politics, and anti-war struggles. Aiming for truth, he and Zinn present essays about values and ethics that are really something else to read in this wonderful book full of wisdom! It’s basically a

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Author Interview: Voices of a People’s History

April 5th, 2017

The late, great Howard Zinn interviewed! Professor Emeritus of History at Boston University, Howard Zinn, the author of over a dozen books on America’s past and present, the recipient of many prestigious awards for truth-telling and his wisdom, and legendary activist discussed issues of great importance to those who are pursuing an ethical, just, and

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