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The People Speak: American Voices, Some…

The People Speak: American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known

by Howard Zinn

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Powerful and moving! The speakers were phenomenal and the stories were heartbreaking and inspiring! ( )
  LaPhenix | Mar 18, 2013 |
The People Speak is a beautiful and moving film inspired by Howard Zinn's books A People's History of the United States--first published in 1980 and one of the best-selling history books in the United States--and Voices of a People's History of the United States, the primary source companion to A People's History of he United States, edited with Anthony Arnove.
  chicagofreedom | Dec 7, 2011 |
A short, quick, poignant read written by people from across the span of American history - though reads like something written yesterday. Are American's learning anything from our past?
  NateJordon | Feb 26, 2009 |
haven't finished yet ( )
  norby | Mar 16, 2007 |
non-fiction, anthology, progressive politics ( )
  beau.p.laurence | Jul 23, 2006 |
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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.

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Celebrates the history of America in the words of famous and not-so-famous Americans, including selections by Christopher Columbus, Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Eugene Debs, Malcolm X, and a Gulf War resister, interspersed with commentary by the author.

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