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35th Anniversary Edition of A People’s History of the United States

A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present (35th anniversary edition) The 35th anniversary edition of A People’s History of the United States is now available featuring a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, Howard Zinn's long-time collaborator. Arnove begins, "Howard Zinn fundamentally changed the way millions of people think about history with A People’s History of the United States. He would be the first to say, however, that he didn’t do so alone. The book grew out of his awareness of the importance of social movements throughout U.S. history, some of which he played an active role in during the 1960s and 1970s and beyond..."

Zinn on Memorial Day

book cover By Howard Zinn • Published on June 2, 1976 in the Boston Globe
Memorial Day will be celebrated … by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication. To peace, to defiance of governments.

Veterans and Dissent at the War Memorial

For Veterans Day, we highlight this article, "Dissent at the War Memorial," written by Howard Zinn for The Progressive in 2004. Asked to speak on a panel called, "War Stories," Zinn said, "I don’t want to honor military heroism — that conceals too much death and suffering. I want to honor those who all these years have opposed the horror of war.”

10th Anniversary New York Performance: Voices of a People’s History

Voices of a People’s History of the United States, The New School for Public Engagement, and Seven Stories Press, in association with Haymarket Books, present a special evening of music and readings to celebrate the tenth-anniversary edition of Voices of a People’s History of the United States.
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