[Marxism] Howard Zinn: An illustrated people's history of the US empire | Links

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Jun 23 01:45:47 MDT 2008


Since its landmark publication in 1980, /A People’s History of the 
United States/ has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million 
copies and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful 
book, /A People’s History/ triggered a revolution in the way history is 
told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men 
in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up.

Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki 
have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate 
and relevant chapter of /A People’s History/: the centuries-long story 
of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this short animated 
video explores US expansionism from Wounded Knee to the invasion of 
Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, World War II Central 
America, Vietnam and the Iranian revolution.

Watch the video at http://links.org.au/node/486

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