Books, plays & videos
“A selection of Howard Zinn’s published work, including links to each book’s publisher page.”
Audio and Videos (HowardZinn.org)
“An overview of the audio and video with and about Howard Zinn available at this site.”
A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present
(HarperCollins, 2003, 752 p.). 20th anniversary edition, with an updated section on the 2000 presidential election and the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
“Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools – with its emphasis on great men in high places – to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace.”
See about the book:
The 1980-edition of the book online at History is a Weapon
A People’s History of the United States (Wikipedia.org)
Howard Zinn, 1922-2010: An assessment of A People’s History of the United States. By Tom Eley (World Socialist Web Site, 15 February 2010)
Book review by Paul Siegel (Socialist Action, No.1, January 1999)
Howard Zinn’s History. By James Green (The Cronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2003)
The people’s history reading list
(SocialistWorker.org, February 5, 2010)
“Howard Zinn came up with some recommendations if you really want to know what happened in U.S. history.”
The People Speak: Howard Zinn on Moyers Journal, Part 1 (January 10, 2003, 9:36 min.): Don’t expect the leaders to do the trick for you !
See also Part 2 (8:08 min.) + Part 3 (8:58 min.).
See about the documentary The People Speak at Wikipedia.org
ISR guide to The People Speak (SocialistWorker.org, December 11, 2009)
“Here, Annie Zirin has assembled a list of articles from the archives of the International Socialist Review magazine that relate to the historical events or people referenced in The People Speak.”
Voices of a Peoples History of the US
“VOICES was founded by a group of activists, artists and educators, led by historian Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, who together edited the book Voices of a People’s History of the United States (2004). VOICES came together as a result of enthusiastic audience response to occasional readings from the book Voices …” See here Featured videos (including readings by Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Steve Earle and Viggo Mortensen).
Video: Readings from Howard Zinn’s ‘Voices of a People’s History of the United States’ (Democracy Now! July 4, 2008, 58:59 min.). “Howard Zinn gathered with a group of actors, writers and editors for a public reading of the book … The cast included Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Danny Glover and many others.”
Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Seven Stories Press)
When ‘unimportant’ people speak out. Book review by Alan Maass (International Socialist Review, Issue 39, January-February 2005)
Five hundred years of fighting the beast. Book review by Martin Smith (Socialist Review, December 2004)
Marx in Soho: A play on history
(South End Press, 1999, 55 p.)
“Marx is back! The premise of this witty and insightful ‘play on history’ is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.”
Travels with Karl Marx. Review by Brian Jones (International Socialist Review, Issue 23, May-June 2002)
Karl Marx backward and forward. Review by Joe Auciello (Against the Current, Issue 93, July/August 2001). Scroll down.
Marx lives. Review by Esther Neslen (Socialist Review, Issue 232, July/August 1999)
Videos: Scenes from Marx in Soho, by Howard Zinn (Links: International Journak of Socialist Renewal)
Playlist for Marx in Soho on YouTube.com.
Howard Zinn (YouTube.com)
Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States (1999) (YouTube.com, 1:34:00 min.)
See also section: Sites & collections…
A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn : Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me about the American Empire. By Howard Zinn. Narrated by Viggo Mortensen. Art by Mike Konopacki.
A People’s History of American Empire (Wikipedia.org)