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Monday, December 26, 2005

  • Readings from Howard Zinn’s "Voices of a People’s History of the United States"


    Today we spend the hour with readings from "Voices of a People’s History of the United States," edited by historian Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. It is the companion volume to Zinn’s legendary "A People’s History of the United States" — which has sold over a million copies.

    We will hear dramatic readings of speeches, letters, poems, songs, petitions and manifestos. These are the voices of people throughout U.S. history who struggled against slavery, racism and war, against oppression and exploitation, and who articulated a vision for a better world.

    Speakers include Danny Glover, Marisa Tomei, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Sandra Oh and Viggo Mortensen.