books by Howard Zinn
A People's History of American Empire (American Empire Project)
Review of Konopacki's 'Empire'
It is difficulty to base this review on the facts it presents to the reader. Instead, I'll emphasize that this work is a self-conscious manifesto that aims to honestly present Zinn's views on American history. It does so with an excellent integration of cartoons, pictures and primary documents. The visual components of this comic provide and excellent model for future historical graphic novels.
The Twentieth Century: A People's History
HarperCollins e-books, 2007
The truth can hurt and free you..
It feels good to have a light shining into dark recesses when in this culture obusification is all that is generally offered.The light is so bright it sometimes hurts but one's footing is much safer when all is allowed to be seen.
Voices of a People's History of the United States: Second Edition
Seven Stories Press
Zinn is always a winner
I have included all of Howard Zinn's work in my library, and I am proud to add this one to his impressive body of work. For history teachers who want to include first-hand expressions of what life has been like for the working American in the 20th century, this is a treasure.
The Unraveling of the Bush Presidency
Seven Stories Press, 2007
Excellent update on the USA since 2001
The most recent edition of American historian Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States ended with Bush's declaration of a `war on terror'. This brief volume brings the story up to date. Zinn explains how Bush misled people into the wars. "It was part of a historic pattern in U.S. foreign policy to tell the American people that war was necessary to defend the United States ...
A People's History of the United States, Vol. 2: The Civil War to the Present, Teaching Edition
Outstanding Economic History
Zinn's book is an essential antidote to the standard histories that glorify the elites and ignore the working people and all of the other folks who have been trampled on during our history. I highly recommend the abridged edition for use in classes -- it contains the same analysis with fewer supporting examples, and is thus easier for students to get through.
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
New Society Publishers, 1995
A much Needed Book for Those who Live in a bubble
I understand what it is like growing up in a white neighborhood while being brown. My mother is white and my father native to my country. I am proud of both sides, but it really annoys me when people see me as one colour even though I have more white in my blood than brown. I have been in the perfect position of knowing what each side feel seeing racisim from both sides. However I am actually ...
A People's History of the United States, Abridged Teaching Edition, Updated Edition
Great ideas for the classroom!
Zinn is focused on getting the historical information correct, and explaining why we learned it another way. He presents the side of history that is untold, but honest. TRUTH is the core of this book. It's getting it right and learning from our past so we don't make the same mistakes. Zinn does a great job at this. The section on different teaching techniques is also wonderful for those teachers ...
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
Beacon Press, 1994
A Different Kind of Zinn, But a Must Read!
If you're thinking about reading this book, you've probably read Zinn before, probably A People's History of the United States. If you haven't read Zinn before, hold off on this book and go read A People's History. This book isn't as much history as it is personal experience mixed in with history. Zinn combines his personal experience in the civil rights and (to some degree) black power ...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
I wish everyone would read this history.
When Martin Luther King Jr stated that this nation was the most violent of all, he only needed to share this great piece of literature as his evidence. This nation had a chance but we have blow it with our greed and hate. Too bad Howard is not around to document this first Black President's failures. They are so similar to the other ambitious politicians grab for more land and power at the ...
A Young People's History of the United States (Enhanced Omnibus Edition)
Seven Stories Press, 2009
All children should have to read this book, as it looks at history from another perspective that is NOT taught in the textbooks. It is a very enlightening book that teaches students to look at history with a more critical eye. It forces students (and adults) to re-think what they've learned and question what is true and what's not. It's great for a compare and contrast lesson and it works great ...
A People's History of the United States CD: Highlights from the 20th Century
Matt Damon reads the highlights
"Bottom up" perspectives, so to speak, on US history are what this is about. Often neglected groups in the conventional narratives brought to us by the public school system and Hollywood get some attention and hopefully the record set a little more straight. This book is a corrective to the warped "top down" traditional accounts of our past that we have been instilled with since childhood which ...
A Young People's History of the United States: Class Struggle to the War On Terror (Volume 2)
Seven Stories Press, 2007
A Good Supplemental Reader for Young People.
I feel compelled to respond to some misinformation propagated by another reviewer regarding the book where it is stated that "...[the author] claims on page 209 that "The beginning of the Declaration of Independence says that 'We the people'..." 'We the people'? In the Declaration of Independence?" The reviewer places the quote entirely out of context. The quote is from the last chapter, ...
The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace
The book is exactly what the title proclaims, a great collection of Writings by Advocates of Peace. It's a nice reminder that there are people in the world that think outside the box and have clear and sane thoughts.
The Zinn Reader: Second Edition
Seven Stories Press, 2009
The Zinn Reader represents Howard Zinn through the depth, and breadth, of his concerns in one volume. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic justice, or history itself, each of his works serves as a reminder that embracing one?s subjectivity can mean embracing one?s humanity, that heart and mind can speak with one voice. The result is a monumental book, one that will remain, alongside A People?s History of the United States , ...
The Case for Socialism (Updated Edition)
Super Easy Read, Urgent and Useful!
I read the last edition of this book. It was good. It was 2004, we we're in the midst of the Bush years and there was no real hope for change at all. Capitalism has and always will be corrupt and that's sort of what it felt reading the last edition years ago. Alan Maass has rewritten pretty much the entire thing. Especially now that the Obama administration is letting everyone down who had ...
Terrorism and War (Open Media Pamphlet Series)
Highly relevant to current times !
Howard Zinn puts forth two most important points in this book. Firstly, governments lie. Secondly, war is another form of terrorism. In these days of mass hysteria about terrorism and cries for war, these points should be drilled in the minds of people who blindly believe in what the government is telling them to achieve their war objectives for financial gains. He puts to rest the argument that ...
A Power Governments Cannot Suppress
City Lights Publishers
Not sugar coated
Several years ago I saw Howard Zinn speak at a rally for the presidential campaign of Ralph Nader. This should tell you where his political leanings lie, but the great thing about this book is that his assertions stand on historical facts. In some ways, this book could be used as a "Liberal Manifesto" in the best sense because it really talks about how our government has actually taken every ...
The People Speak: American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known
It's like you are there
I was struck by how much I like these performances. Most of the readers do such a good job dramatizing speeches, letters and experts. It really is as if you are there listening to the original speaker and can't help but laugh, cheer, get angry, and sad. Amazon lists this as both abridged and unabridged. On the back of the disc says unabridged. But you must know that only excerpts are ...
A Young People's History of the United States, Vol. 1: Columbus to the Spanish-American War
Seven Stories Press, 2007
Great Work and Much Needed
As with all of Mr. Zinn's works, this series is clearly written and thorough. Mr. Zinn's writing is very readable, it is always reminiscent of his own pace and phrasing as he speaks. I had been hoping for something like this for a long time. I have given away quite a few copies of The People's History of the United States, but was at a loss for what to do for younger readers. It was proposed by a ...
La Otra historia de los Estados Unidos (Spanish Edition)
Siete Cuentos Editorial
El turno de los perdedores y débiles...
Creo que llega un momento en la vida de muchos lectores amantes de la historia en que se dan cuenta de que saben muchísimo sobre la historia norteamericana. Ya conoces a todos los personajes más importantes, además de los eventos más significativos, los hitos más relevantes y los acontecimientos más rompedores desde 1492. Y luego, después de leer un montón de libros sobre los temas ...
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