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Z i n n C o ll e c t i o n Howard Zinn’s (1922–2010) great subject isn’t war, but peace. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II more than sixty years ago, he became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a “just war,” because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. Zinn has, over the course of a lifetime of principled civil disobedience and authoring five books, including the bestselling A People’s History of the United States, influenced four generations in the ways of peace.

V o ices o f a P e o ple ’s H isto ry o f the U n ite d S tates 10th Anniversary Edition

Edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Voices is the long-awaited companion to the national bestseller. Now in an updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition, with new contributions from Chelsea Manning, Glenn Greenwald, Neil Young and some of the leaders in the new movement against testing in our schools. “This is a wonderful book because it provides the voices of dissidents in their own words. Students are able to see the comprehensive nature of dissent in American history and read the words of the underrepresented. I especially like to assign reading from unknown dissidents, and students have told me that they have been impressed to see the fire, passion and courage of those who stood up for freedom when it was not the politically popular thing to do.” —Tom Callahan, Iona College “I used your Voices of A People’s History of the United States in a sociology course I taught at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I coupled this book with Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. The course was titled, “The Making of American Society” and I intended the course to present an alternative narrative of American history to that which is often presented in classrooms. I felt that these books worked very well in this regard, and allowed students to garner a fuller image of America’s past. Voices specifically proved very useful because it helped to remove some of the distance, as it were, that sometimes exists in historical narratives by making the actors in these histories real people. Furthermore, it was useful to remind students that the voices of historical actors are the voices of real people, and that the events that they read about were moments in individual lives, that produced unique and subjective impacts on the lives of real, living people.” —Dr. Edward Avery-Natale, Temple University PAPER 978-1-60980-592-0 $22.95  704 pages

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Seven Stories Press Academic Catalog 2014-2015  

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Seven Stories Press Academic Catalog 2014-2015  

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