2015

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A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present

By Howard Zinn. Book - Non-fiction. HarperCollins. 1980; multiple updates with a new introduction by Anthony Arnove in 2015.
Howard Zinn's groundbreaking work on U.S. history. Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United Stateshas been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools — with its emphasis on great men in high places — to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

When Respectability Was No Longer Respectable, and Virtue Required Acting Out, Not Leaning In

By Howard Zinn. Article. The Nation. August 6, 1960 and republished March 23, 2015.
One afternoon some weeks ago, with the dogwood on the Spelman College campus newly bloomed and the grass close-cropped and fragrant, an attractive, tawny-skinned girl crossed the lawn to her dormitory to put a notice on the bulletin board. It read: Young Ladies Who Can Picket Please Sign Below. The notice revealed, in its own quaint language, that within the dramatic revolt of Negro college students in the South today another phenomenon has been developing. This is the upsurge of the young, educated Negro woman against the generations-old advice of her elders...
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