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Howard Zinn, RIP

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 27, 2010

Howard Zinn, the author of The People’s History of the United States, died today. He was 87 years old.

The People Speak

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 10, 2009

Loosely based on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, The People Speak is a show that features well-known actors reading famous speeches and letters from American history.

Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, The People Speak gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice.

The show starts airing this Sunday but many of the performances are already available online.

Howard Zinn on the 4th of July: “

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 05, 2006

Howard Zinn on the 4th of July: “Is not nationalism — that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder — one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?” (via eyeteeth)

A People’s History of the United States

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 28, 2002

Zinn’s a Marxist freak (well, according to some), but this book is still worth reading as an antidote to what most American kids learn about in school.