Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches 1963-2009

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Howard Zinn has illuminated our history like no other U.S. historian. This collection of his speeches on protest movements, racism, war, and topics vital to our democracy will be an invaluable resource for the new generation of students who continue to discover his work, as well as the millions of people who Howard moved and informed in his lifetime. [Publisher’s description.]

Table of Contents

Introduction by Anthony Arnove • p. vii

Note on the text • p. xiii

1) Southern Influence in National Politics • p. 1

2) Speech against the Vietnam War on Boston Common • p. 15

3) Thinking about Vietnam: Political Theory and Human Life • p. 21

4) Academic Freedom: Collaboration and Resistance • p. 41

5) Second Thoughts on the First Amendment • p. 59

6) 1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus • p. 77

7) A People’s History of the United States • p. 91

8) A Call to Action: Abolish the Death Penalty • p. 115

9) The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti • p. 121

10) Emma Goldman, Anarchism, and War Resistance • p. 133

11) Confronting Government Lies • p. 145

12) History Matters • p. 161

13) The Myth of American Exceptionalism • p. 175

14) Just War • p. 185

15) Overcoming Obstacles • p. 207

16) Civil Disobedience in the Twenty-First Century • p. 225

17) The State of the Union • p. 241

18) Standing Up for Justice in the Age of Obama • p. 255

19) Talk on Democracy and Citizenship in Greece • p. 265

20) Three Holy Wars • p. 283

Acknowledgments • p. 301

Index • p. 303

Published by Haymarket Books, 2012.