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Publisher : Seven Stories Press
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ISBN 13: 9781888363548
Total Pages : 668 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book The Zinn Reader in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Zinn Reader. This book was released on 1997 with total page 668 pages. Book excerpt: No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. His A People's History of the United States has gone into more than 25 printings and sold over 400,000 copies. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic justice, or history itself, each of his works serves as a reminder that to embrace one's subjectivity can mean embracing one's humanity, that heart and mind can speak with one voice. The Zinn Reader represents the first time Zinn has attempted to present the depth, and breadth, of his concerns in one volume. The result is a big book, and a monumental book, one that will remain, alongside A People's History of the United States, as an essential and necessary Zinn text.

Download Agitation with a Smile PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317264037
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Stephen Bird book Agitation with a Smile in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAgitation with a Smile. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Agitation with a Smile offers a reappraisal of Howard Zinn's political thought and situates his efforts in a contemporary context, looking toward the nature of activism and dissent in the future. This is the first book to provide a substantive account and assessment of Zinn's philosophy and approach to collective action and, to a larger extent, democracy. The contributors to this book explore the most effective mechanisms by which to arouse public support for seemingly radical positions and how current technological advancements may alter our perception of Zinn's activism. The book is a valuable guide to a new generation of activists and scholars of politics in gauging the lasting relevance and legacy of Zinn's ideals, concepts, and methodology. The text is neither fawning nor unduly critical, unlike many discussions of Zinn in popular culture. Rather, the contributors engage the various complexities and tensions present throughout Zinn's work and subject them to contemporary assessment. This is a multidisciplinary and international approach to Howard Zinn's intellectual and activist canon.

Download Disobedience in Western Political Thought PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 1107022649
Total Pages : 156 pages
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Read and Download Raffaele Laudani book Disobedience in Western Political Thought in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDisobedience in Western Political Thought. This book was released on 2013-08-19 with total page 156 pages. Book excerpt: The global age is distinguished by disobedience, from the protests in Tiananmen Square to the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the anti-G8 and anti-WTO demonstrations. In this book, Raffaele Laudani offers a systematic review of how disobedience has been conceptualized, supported, and criticized throughout history. Laudani documents the appearance of "disobedience" in the political lexicon from ancient times to the present, and explains the word's manifestations, showing how its semantic wealth transcended its liberal interpretations in the 1960s and 1970s. Disobedience, Laudani finds, is not merely an alternative to revolution and rebellion, but a different way of conceiving radical politics, one based on withdrawal of consent and defection in relation to the established order.

Download Howard Zinn on Democratic Education PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317264452
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book Howard Zinn on Democratic Education in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THoward Zinn on Democratic Education. This book was released on 2016-01-08 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Perhaps no other historian has had a more profound and revolutionary impact on American education than Howard Zinn. This is the first book devoted to his views on education and its role in a democratic society. Howard Zinn on Democratic Education describes what is missing from school textbooks and in classrooms-and how we move beyond these deficiencies to improve student education. Critical skills of citizenship are insufficiently developed in schools, according to Zinn. Textbooks and curricula must be changed to transcend the recitation of received wisdom too common today in schools. In these respects, recent Bush Administration and educational policies of most previous US presidents have been on the wrong track in meeting educational needs. This book seeks to redefine national goals at a time when public debates over education have never been more polarised--nor higher in public visibility and contentious debate. Zinn's essays on education-many never before published--are framed in this book by a dialogue between Zinn and Donaldo Macedo, a distinguished critic of literacy and schooling, whose books with Paulo Freire, Noam Chomsky and other authors have received international acclaim.

Download We Demand PDF

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13: 0520293002
Total Pages : 136 pages
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Read and Download Roderick A. Ferguson book We Demand in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWe Demand. This book was released on 2017-08-22 with total page 136 pages. Book excerpt: "In the post-World War II period, students rebelled against the archaic university. In student-led movements, they fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve--women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous people, and more--with a success that had a profound impact on the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. Because of their efforts, ethnic studies, women's studies, and American studies were born, and minority communities have become more visible and important to academic debate. Less than fifty years since this pivotal shift in the academy, however, the university is fighting back. In We Demand, Roderick A. Ferguson shows how the university, particularly the public university, is moving away from "the people" in all their diversity. As more resources are put toward STEM education, humanities and interdisciplinary programs are being cut and shuttered. This has had a devastating effect on the pursuit of knowledge, and on interdisciplinary programs born from the hard work and effort of an earlier generation. This is not only a reactionary move against the social advances since the '60s and '70s, but part of the larger threat of anti-intellectualism in the United States."--Provided by publisher.

Download Contesting Empire, Globalizing Dissent PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317262085
Total Pages : 404 pages
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Read and Download Norman K. Denzin book Contesting Empire, Globalizing Dissent in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContesting Empire, Globalizing Dissent. This book was released on 2015-12-03 with total page 404 pages. Book excerpt: "Denzin and Giardina have brought together the works of leading cultural critics who have given cultural studies a global framework that meets our need to examine the governing strategies of the military, the economy, the media, and educational elites...This is a must-read for those who want cultural studies to really matter in the present moment." Patricia Ticineto Clough Contesting Empire, Globalizing Dissent: Cultural Studies after 9/11 is a landmark text. Leading scholars from cultural studies, education, gender studies, and sociology reposition critical cultural studies research around the goals of moral clarity and political intervention. Chapters range in focus from neoliberalism and democracy to America's war on kids and the cultural politics of national identity.

Download Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire PDF

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ISBN 13: 1315421275
Total Pages : 400 pages
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Read and Download Norman K Denzin book Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TQualitative Inquiry Under Fire. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: This collection of recent works by Norman K. Denzin provides a history of the field of qualitative inquiry over the past two decades. As perhaps the leading proponent of this style of research, Denzin has led the way toward more performative writing, toward conceptualizing research in terms of social justice, toward inclusion of indigenous voices, and toward new models of interpretation and representation. In these 13 essays—which originally appeared in a wide variety of sources and are edited and updated here—the author traces how these changes have transformed qualitative practice in recent years. In an era when qualitative inquiry is under fire from conservative governmental and academic bodies, he points the way toward the future, including a renewed dialogue on paradigmatic pluralism.

Download The Indispensable Zinn PDF

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Publisher : New Press, The
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ISBN 13: 1595586938
Total Pages : 370 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book The Indispensable Zinn in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Indispensable Zinn. This book was released on 2012-12-11 with total page 370 pages. Book excerpt: A “well-chosen anthology of the radical historian’s prodigious output,” from A People’s History of the United States and lesser known sources (Kirkus Reviews). When Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions of Americans mourned the loss of one of the nation’s foremost intellectual and political guides; a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New York Times’s Bob Herbert, “peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history to reveal sordid realities that had remained hidden for too long.” A collection designed to highlight Zinn’s essential writings, The Indispensable Zinn includes excerpts from Zinn’s bestselling A People’s History of the United States; his memoir, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train; his inspiring writings on the civil rights movement, and the full text of his celebrated play, Marx in Soho. Noted historian and activist Timothy Patrick McCarthy provides essential historical and biographical context for each selection. With a foreword by Noam Chomsky and an afterword from Zinn’s former Spellman College student and longtime friend, Alice Walker, The Indispensable Zinn is both a fitting tribute to the legacy of a man whose “work changed the way millions of people saw the past,” and a powerful and accessible introduction for anyone coming to Zinn’s essential body of work for the first time (Noam Chomsky).

Download The 2017 Hampton Reader PDF

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Publisher : IAP
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ISBN 13: 1641135433
Total Pages : 491 pages
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Read and Download Colin Jenkins book The 2017 Hampton Reader in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe 2017 Hampton Reader. This book was released on 2019-06-01 with total page 491 pages. Book excerpt: Through dozens of diverse and timely political essays and analyses, this book addresses the most pressing problems of our contemporary world. Instead of the tired, detached academic inquiry that permeates from institutions of higher education, these pages contain writings that have been produced by political organizers and revolutionaries throughout the course of their daily activity in social, economic, and political movements. The 2017 Hampton Reader includes the most popular essays from The Hampton Institute: A Working-Class Think Tank. The Hampton Institute is an intellectual and political organization that seeks to develop the working class into a self-conscious class-for-itself capable of fundamentally changing the nature of society. The essays herein are the products of a collective of organic intellectuals united by the task of clarifying our political moment, sparking a revival in working-class intellectualism, and pushing the revolutionary struggles of our day forward.

Download Zinn For Beginners PDF

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Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
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ISBN 13: 193999425X
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download David Cogswell book Zinn For Beginners in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TZinn For Beginners. This book was released on 2009-08-18 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Zinn For Beginners describes the life and work of the most vital historian of our time. Howard Zinn led a revolution in the writing of history by telling the story not from the standpoint of conquerors and rulers, but from the side of the ordinary people who always bear the brunt of the ambitions of tyrants. Zinn tells the story of Columbus’ discovery of America from the standpoint of the native people whose hands Columbus cut off to terrorize them into giving him gold. He tells the story of the Civil War not from the point of view of the great generals who directed the slaughter, but from that of the slaves and from the ordinary people who gave up their lives in the struggle. It tells of the Spanish-American War from the point of view of Mark Twain, who wrote, “When the smoke was over, the dead buried, and the cost of the war came back to the people... it suddenly dawned on us that the cause of the Spanish-American war was the price of sugar... that the lives, blood, and money of the American people were used to protect the interest of the American capitalists.” Howard Zinn’s fresh look at history has earned him a devoted following. Zinn For Beginners tells the story of where Zinn came from, what events shaped his life, and walks through the main points of his major works.

Download Uncommon Sense PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 131724995X
Total Pages : 160 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book Uncommon Sense in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUncommon Sense. This book was released on 2016-01-08 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: Why Howard Zinn has become one of the most important and influential American historians is perhaps nowhere more evident than in this new book. Few social critics have been as inspiring as the ever-hopeful Zinn and, unlike many historians, Zinn turns historical details toward deeper observations on the universal truths and struggles of humankind. His remarkable wisdom and insight can be found in his earliest writings through his latest essays, speeches, and plays. Uncommon Sense brings together his most poignant and profound quotations from decades of writing and speaking. The book reveals the philosophical side of Howard Zinn and a consistency of vision over 50 years on topics ranging from government to race, history, law, civil disobedience, and activism. Offering quotations of universal and timeless quality, the book shows why history will regard this historian as a political and moral philosopher in the company of Paine, Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Download Reading, Learning, Teaching Howard Zinn PDF

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13: 9780820497235
Total Pages : 148 pages
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Read and Download Ed Welchel book Reading, Learning, Teaching Howard Zinn in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading, Learning, Teaching Howard Zinn. This book was released on 2009 with total page 148 pages. Book excerpt: Howard Zinn is one of the most celebrated historians and social activists of our time. Raised in a working class family in Brooklyn, he was a shipyard worker and union organizer when World War II began. He served as a bombardier in the European Theatre and this experience shaped his opposition to war as an instrument of foreign policy. He became active in the civil rights movement as well as the anti-war movement from the 1950s to the 1970s. He is perhaps best known as the author of A People's History of the United States, published in 1980. This study of Zinn's life and work opens the door to many aspects of historical study generally untouched in traditional secondary and collegiate survey courses in United States history. To Zinn, history is not an objective account of the past to be indelibly carved into the brains of American citizens; rather, history is an ever-changing palette of events as people react to the contexts and cultures they find themselves immersed in. By considering the lives and thoughts of less politically and socially prominent individuals, students have the opportunity to re-examine their own beliefs and assumptions about contemporary American life. Students will gain insight into how history is constructed and recorded through a consideration of the life and writings of Howard Zinn.

Download Howard Zinn Speaks PDF

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Publisher : Haymarket Books
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ISBN 13: 1608462595
Total Pages : 311 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book Howard Zinn Speaks in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THoward Zinn Speaks. This book was released on 2012 with total page 311 pages. Book excerpt: Howard Zinn has illuminated American history like none other. Before and during his tenure as a political science professor at Boston University, he wrote more than 20 books, including A People's History of the United States. He was also a known anti-war and civil rights activist. Now, for the first time ever, Howard Zinn's speeches have been collected in book form. The book includes speeches on protest movements, racism, war and American democracy. It will be an invaluable resource for a new generation of students discovering his work, as well as those Zinn moved during his lifetime.

Download A Power Governments Cannot Suppress PDF

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Publisher : City Lights Books
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ISBN 13: 9780872864757
Total Pages : 293 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book A Power Governments Cannot Suppress in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Power Governments Cannot Suppress. This book was released on 2007 with total page 293 pages. Book excerpt: A Power Governments Cannot Suppress is Howard Zinn’s major new collection of essays on American history, class, immigration, justice, and ordinary citizens who have made a difference.

Download Voices of a People's History of the United States PDF

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Publisher : Seven Stories Press
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ISBN 13: 1583229477
Total Pages : 567 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book Voices of a People's History of the United States in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TVoices of a People's History of the United States. This book was released on 2011-01-04 with total page 567 pages. Book excerpt: Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.

Download Howard Zinn's Southern Diary PDF

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13: 0820353280
Total Pages : 312 pages
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Read and Download Howard Zinn book Howard Zinn's Southern Diary in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THoward Zinn's Southern Diary. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: "Cohen presents an edited volume of Zinn's diary, made available from his papers at NYU's Tamiment Library ... Zinn's diary entries focus on issues of race, class, democracy, and freedom that were of concern to him throughout his Atlanta years (1956-63)"--

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ISBN 13: 1469635402
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download Jennet Kirkpatrick book The Virtues of Exit in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Virtues of Exit. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Successful democracies rely on an active citizenry. They require citizens to participate by voting, serving on juries, and running for office. But what happens when those citizens purposefully opt out of politics? Exit—the act of leaving—is often thought of as purely instinctual, a part of the human "fight or flight" response, or, alternatively, motivated by an antiparticipatory, self-centered impulse. However, in this eye-opening book, Jennet Kirkpatrick argues that the concept of exit deserves closer scrutiny. She names and examines several examples of political withdrawal, from Thoreau decamping to Walden to slaves fleeing to the North before the Civil War. In doing so, Kirkpatrick not only explores what happens when people make the decision to remove themselves but also expands our understanding of exit as a political act, illustrating how political systems change in the aftermath of actual or threatened departure. Moreover, she reframes the decision to refuse to play along—whether as a fugitive slave, a dissident who is exiled but whose influence remains, or a government in exile—as one that shapes political discourse, historically and today.