Voices of a People's History of the United States

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Voices of a People's History of the United States  (2004) 
Howard Zinn & Anthony Arnove
About half of the works included in Zinn and Arnove's book are in the public domain. What follows are links to those works, minus Zinn's copyrighted introductions to each of them. (Note: Where Zinn and Arnove used excerpts from large texts, links are provided to the section of that text used.)

Chapter 1: Columbus and Las Casas[edit]

Chapter 2: The First Slaves[edit]

Chapter 3: Servitude and Rebellion[edit]

Chapter 4: Preparing the Revolution[edit]

Chapter 5: Half A Revolution[edit]

Chapter 6: The Early Women's Movement[edit]

Chapter 7: Indian Removal[edit]

Chapter 8: The War on Mexico[edit]

Chapter 9: Slavery and Defiance[edit]

Chapter 10: Civil War and Class Conflict[edit]

Chapter 11: Strikers and Populists in the Gilded Age[edit]

Chapter 12: The Expansion of the Empire[edit]

Chapter 13: Socialists and Wobblies[edit]

Chapter 14: Protesting the First World War[edit]

Chapter 15: From the Jazz Age to the Uprisings of the 1930s[edit]

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald 'Echoes of the Jazz Age' (1931)
  • Yip Harburg, 'Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?' (1932)
  • Paul Y. Anderson, 'Tear-Gas, Bayonets, and Votes' (August 17, 1932)
  • Mary Licht, 'I Remember the Scottsboro Defense' (February 15, 1997)
  • Ned Cobb ['Nate Shaw'], All God's Dangers (1969)
  • Billie Holiday, 'Strange Fruit' (1937)
  • Two Poems by Langston Hughes (1934 and 1940)
    • 'Ballad of Roosevelt' (1934)
    • 'Ballad of the Landlord' (1940)
  • Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Speech to the Court (April 9, 1927)
  • Vicky Starr ['Stella Nowicki'], 'Back of the Yards' (1973)
  • Sylvia Woods, 'You Have to Fight for Freedom' (1973)
  • Rose Chernin on Organizing the Unemployed in the Bronx in the 1930s (1949)
  • Genora [Johnson] Dollinger, Striking Flint: Genora [Johnson] Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 GM Sit-Down Strike (February 1995)
  • John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
  • Woody Guthrie, 'This Land Is Your Land' (February 1940)

Chapter 16: World War II and McCarthyism[edit]

  • Paul Fussell, Precision Bombing Will Win the War (1989)
  • Yuri Kochiyama, 'Then Came the War' (1991)
  • Yamaoka Michiko, 'Eight Hundred Meters from the Hypocenter' (1992)
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Summary Report [Pacific War] (July 1, 1946)
  • Admiral Gene Larocque Speaks to Studs Terkel About 'The Good War' (1985)
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
  • Paul Robeson's Unread Statement before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (June 12, 1956)
  • Peter Seeger, 'Thou Shall Not Sing' (1989)
  • I. F. Stone, 'But It's Not Just Joe McCarthy' (March 15, 1954)
  • The Final Letter from Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to Their Children(June 19, 1953)

Chapter 17: The Black Upsurge Against Racial Segregation[edit]

  • Richard Wright, 12 Million Black Voices [1941)
  • Langston Hughes, 'Montage of a Dream Deferred' (1951)
  • Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968)
  • John Lewis, Original Text of Speech to Be Delivered at the Lincoln Memorial (August 28, 1963)
  • Malcolm X, 'Message to the Grass Roots' (November 10, 1963)
  • Martha Honey, Letter from Mississippi Freedom Summer (August 9, 1964)
  • Testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer (August 22, 1964)
  • Testimony of Rita L. Schwerner (1964)
  • Alice Walker, 'Once' (1968)
  • Sandra A. West, 'Riot!-A Negro Residents Story' (July 24, 1967)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., 'Where Do We Go from Here?' (August 16, 1967)

Chapter 18: Vietnam and Beyond: The Historic Resistance[edit]

  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, McComb, Mississippi, Petition Against the War in Vietnam (July 28, 1965)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., 'Beyond Vietnam' (April 4, 1967)
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Position Paper on Vietnam [(January 6, 1966)
  • Bob Dylan, 'Masters of War' (1963)
  • Muhammad All Speaks Out Against the Vietnam War (1966)
  • Jonathan Schell, The Village of Ben Sue (1967)
  • Larry Colburn, 'They Were Butchering People' (2003)
  • Haywood T. 'The Kid' Kirkland, from Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans (1984)
  • Loung Ung, 'People Just Disappeared and You Didn't Say Anything' (2003)
  • Tim O'Brien, 'The Man I Killed' (1990)
  • Maria Herrera-Sobek, Two Poems on Vietnam (1999)
  • Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2003)

Chapter 19: Women, Gays, and Other voices of resistance[edit]

  • Allen Ginsberg, 'America' (January 17, 1956)
  • Martin Duberman, Stonewall' (1993)
  • Wamsutta [Frank B.] James, Suppressed Speech on the 350th Anniversary of the Pilgrim's Landing at Plymouth Rock (September 10, 1970)
  • Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born (1977)
  • Abbey Lincoln, 'Who Will Revere the Black Woman?'(September 1966)
  • Susan Brownmiller, 'Abortion Is a Woman's Right' (1999)
  • Assata Shakur [Joanne Chesimard], 'Women in Prison: How We Are' (April 1978)
  • Kathleen Neal Cleaver, 'Women, Power, and Revolution' (October 16, 1998)

Chapter 20: Losing Control in the 1970s[edit]

  • Howard Zinn, 'The Problem Is Civil Disobedience' (November 1970)
  • George Jackson, Soledad Brother (1970)
  • Bob Dylan, 'George Jackson' (1971)
  • Angela Davis, 'Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Black Liberation' [1970)
  • Two Voices of the Attica Uprising (1971 and 2000)
  • Elliott James ['L. D.'] Barkley (September 9, 1971)
  • Interview with Frank 'Big Black' Smith (2000)
  • Leonard Peltier on the Trail of Broken Treaties Protest (1999)
  • Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, Covert Action in Chile 1963-1973 (December 18, 1975)
  • Noam Chomsky, 'COINTELPRO: What the [Deleted] Was It?' (March 12, 1978)

Chapter 21: The Carter-Reagan-Bush Consensus[edit]

  • Marian Wright Edelman, Commencement Address at Milton Academy (June 10, 1983)
  • Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of California (November 9, 1984)
  • Testimony of Ismael Guadalupe Ortiz on Vieques, Puerto Rico (October 2, 1979)
  • Local P-9 Strikers and Supporters on the 1985-1986 Meatpacking Strike against the Hormel Company in Austin, Minnesota (1991)
  • Douglas A. Fraser, Resignation Letter to the Labor-Management Group (July 19, 1978)
  • Vito Russo, 'Why We Fight' (1988)
  • Abbie Hoffman, 'Closing Argument' (April 15, 1987)
  • Public Enemy, 'Fight the Power' (1990)

Chapter 22: Panama, the 1991 Gulf War, and the war at home[edit]

  • Alex Molnar, 'If My Marine Son Is Killed .. .' (August 23, 1990)
  • Eqbal Ahmad, 'Roots of the Gulf Crisis' (November 17, 1990)
  • June Jordan Speaks Out Against the 1991 Gulf War (February 21, 1991)
  • Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, Statement Refusing to Serve in the 1991 Gulf War (January 9, 1991)
  • Interview with Civilian Worker at the Rio Hato Military Base in Panama City (February 23, 1990)
  • Mike Davis, 'In L.A., Burning All Illusions' (June 1, 1992)
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal, All Things Censored (2001)

Chapter 23: Challenging Bill Clinton[edit]

  • Bruce Springsteen, The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
  • Lorell Patterson on the 'War Zone' Strikes in Decatur, Illinois (June 1995)
  • Winona LaDuke, Acceptance Speech for the Green Party's Nomination for Vice President of the United States of America (August 29, 1996)
  • Two Open Letters of Protest to the Clinton Administration Alice Walker, Letter to President Bill Clinton(March 13, 1996)
  • Adrienne Rich, Letter to Jane Alexander Refusing the National Medal for the Arts (July 3, 1997)
  • Rania Masri, 'How Many More Must Die?' (September 17, 2000)
  • Roni Krouzman, 'WTO: The Battle in Seattle: An Eyewitness Account' (December 6, 1999)
  • Anita Cameron, 'And the Steps Came Tumbling Down-ADAPT's Battle with the HBA' (2000) 587.
  • Elizabeth ['Betita'] Martinez, Be Down with the Brown! (1998)
  • Walter Mosley, Workin on the Chain 6 (2000)
  • Julia Butterfly Hill, 'Surviving the Storm:Lessons from Nature' (2001)

Chapter 24: Bush II and the 'War on Terror'[edit]

  • Michael Moore, 'The Presidency-Just Another Perk' (November 14, 2000)
  • Orlando Rodriguez and Phyllis Rodriguez, 'Not In Our Son's Name' (September 15, 2001)
  • Rita Lasar, 'To Avoid Another September 11, U.S. Must Join the World' (September 5, 2002)
  • Monami Maulik, 'Organizing in Our Communities Post-September 11th' (2001)
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 705, 'Resolution Against the War' (October 18, 2002)
  • Rachel Corrie, Letter from Palestine (February 7, 2003)
  • Danny Glover, Speech During the World Day of Protest Against the War (February 15, 2003)
  • Amy Goodman, 'Independent Media in a Time of War' (2003)
  • Tim Predmore, 'How Many More Must Die?' (August 24, 2003)
  • Maritza Castillo et al., Open Letter to Colonel, U.S. Army [Ret.] Michael G. Jones (September 12, 2003)
  • Kurt Vonnegut, 'Cold Turkey' (May 31, 2004)
  • Patti Smith, 'People Have the Power' (1988)

Notes, credits, permissions, about authors, Seven Stories Press and other books by Howard Zinn[edit]

  • NOTES
  • CREDITS AND PERMISSIONS
  • INDEX
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS
  • ABOUT SEVEN STORIES PRESS
  • BOOKS BY HOWARD ZINN