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Howard Zinn – A People’s History of the U.S., Part 2

Howard Zinn – A People’s History of the U.S., Part 2

Length: 0:57:00
Uploaded: 1 Aug, 2022

Recording Date: 20 Nov, 1995
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Language: English
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Program Title: Howard Zinn – A People’s History of the U.S., Part 2
Description: "You wanna read a real history book?" Matt Damon asks Robin Williams in the movie Good Will Hunting. "Read Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States. That book'll knock you on your ass." It'll do that and more. Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States has sold more than 2 million copies. And it keeps on selling. His close friend Noam Chomsky said the book "changed the consciousness of a generation." Zinn's history from below approach was to foreground as he said, "the countless small actions of unknown people." It was a sharp departure from the traditional great men framing of history: presidents, generals, leaders, etc. His unorthodox bottom-up approach presented the past stripped of its myths and propaganda.

Featured Speakers/Guests: Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, was perhaps this country’s premier radical historian. He was born in Brooklyn in 1922. A World War Two combat veteran, he was an eloquent advocate of non-violent civil disobedience. He was an active figure in the civil rights movement and was among the first to oppose U.S. aggression in Indochina. He spoke and marched against the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Always ready to lend a hand, he believed in and practiced solidarity. Witty, erudite, generous and loved, Howard Zinn died in 2010. His words continue to inform and inspire: "We don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. To live now, as human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."



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