A People’s History of the United States, 1,000,000 Copies and Counting

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Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Kurt Vonnegut, Marisa Tomei and Others Celebrate Howard Zinn’s Classic

Who would have thought a history book could become a best-seller? Who would have thought that a history book could not only become a best seller, but could become ever more popular over the years? Who would have thought a little while ago, Professor Howard Zinn would have sold the millionth copy of his famous book, A People’s History of the United States?

Well that’s what happened, and on Sunday night in New York City, a group of renowned authors, actresses and editors gathered to pay homage to the book that changed history.

Speakers include:

  • Howard Zinn, Author, A People’s History of the United States
  • Alice Walker, author, novelist and essayist
  • Kurt Vonnegut, author
  • Matthew Rothschild, Editor, The Progressive
  • Alfre Woodard, actress
  • Marisa Tomei, actress
  • Danny Glover, actor
  • Hugh Van Dusen, Editor, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Roslyn Zinn

Democracy Now! • February 25, 2003