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Full Conversation- Howard Zinn at 100: A People’s History, Urgent Lessons for the Present

The Laura Flanders Show

Historian Howard Zinn would have turned 100 in 2022. His monumental work, A People’s History of the United States, published in 1980, continues to have an impact today. For Zinn’s’ centennial we explore what made his model of history different with three guests who were influenced by his bottom-up approach: Anthony Arnove worked with Zinn throughout the latter part of his life, and wrote the introduction for the 35th-anniversary edition of Zinn’s classic work; Jamaican poet, performer and writer Staceyann Chin performed in The People Speak, a documentary film based on A People's History; and Imani Perry, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University who just won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her own bottom-up history: South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation. What lessons can we take from Howard Zinn’s model of history for this time?The Laura Flanders Show is made possible by listeners like you!  We do not take advertising or government funding.  Please become a member today for as little as $3 a month.Patreon supporters  receive early access to listen and download the full uncut conversation from our weekly show.Full research and reading list to further delve into the conversation is available here on Patreon in our posts.

35mins

19 Jan 2023

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Howard Zinn at 100: A People’s History, Urgent Lessons for the Present

The Laura Flanders Show

Become a member this week and your donation will be matched up to $5,000 for our year end fundraiser!  We are forward thinking, lad free, independent media, thanks to you, our members!  Become a member by donating at LauraFlanders.org Show Description: Historian Howard Zinn would have turned 100 in 2022. His monumental work, A People’s History of the United States, published in 1980, continues to have an impact today. For Zinn’s’ centennial we explore what made his model of history different with three guests who were influenced by his bottom-up approach: Anthony Arnove worked with Zinn throughout the latter part of his life, and wrote the introduction for the 35th-anniversary edition of Zinn’s classic work; Jamaican poet, performer and writer Staceyann Chin performed in The People Speak, a documentary film based on A People's History; and Imani Perry, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University who just won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her own bottom-up history: South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation. What lessons can we take from Howard Zinn’s model of history for this time? “. . . [Howard Zinn] was extremely clear on the importance of anti-racist education, so he would be absolutely in solidarity with people associated with critical race theory . . . who are just trying to do basic education about the history of racism . . .” - Anthony Arnove “This book is only beginning to uncover what really happened throughout history . . . a hundred years from now, new truths will come forward and be recorded in new ways. New enlightenments will come to us, and new truths will land on us in different ways.” - Staceyann Chin “Even as there are devastating events and all of this injustice, you actually can feel hopeful. That's incredibly important . . . that you give people a sense of possibility and a desire to invest in freedom.” - Imani Perry Guests: • Anthony Arnove: Editor, Voices of a People’s History of the United States; Director, The People Speak; Editor, Director & Producer, Voices • Staceyann Chin: Poet, Performer, & Activist, The People Speak • Imani Perry: National Book Award Nonfiction, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation; Professor, African American Studies, Princeton University ✏️ EPISODE NOTES: Visit our Patreon for more information on this week's episode, including related articles, books and more: https://www.patreon.com/posts/show-no... 📺 RELATED EPISODES: • Imani Perry: The Future of Democracy Depends on the South Watch / Download the podcast • Ibram X. Kendi: How to Make America Antiracist? Watch / Download the Podcast • Kimberlé Crenshaw, Soledad O’Brien Call Out the Media on Critical Race Theory Lies Watch / Download the podcast • Appropriate Be Damned, Staceyann Chin Watch / Download the podcast ________________________________________________________________________ The Laura Flanders Show is non-commercial independent media that relies on the contributions of viewers and listeners. DONATE TODAY at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/the... or consider becoming a PATREON partner at https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow 📩 SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter: http://www.lauraflanders.org 🎧 LOOKING FOR UNCUT INTERVIEWS? Patreon subscribers get exclusive access to our full uncut conversations and audio extras! Join our growing family today! https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow FOLLOW The Laura Flanders Show Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelfshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theLFshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelfshow/ Website: https://www.lauraflanders.org Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow Subscribe to our podcast: https://www.lauraflanders.org/listen 📚 Shop our Bookshop Store: https://bookshop.org/shop/thelfshow ACCESSIBILITY The episode is closed captioned. CREDITS Executive Producer: Laura Flanders Senior Story Producer: Sabrina Artel Director of Development: Alicia Duque Consulting Producer: Rory O'Connor Editors: Nat Needham, David Neumann Radio & Podcast Producer: Jeannie Hopper Communications Manager: Janet Hernandez Motion Graphics: Nat Needham #HowardZinn #HowardZinnCentennial #APeoplesHistory #AnthonyArnove #StaceyannChin #ImaniPerry #ThePeopleSpeak #Historian #History #MovementHistory #MovementMedia #AntiracistEducation

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20 Dec 2022

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265: Howard Zinn and his commie take on American history

Beer and Conversation with Pigweed and Crowhill

P&C drink and review Sunny Little Thing from Sierra Nevada, then discuss Howard Zinn and his partisan "history" books.  Zinn was a 60s leftist and one-time communist who wrote a "people's history" of the United States, which has become way too influential, especially in the educational system. This anti-American propaganda has been used to poison young minds against the U.S.A.  One big problem with Zinn's focus on American sins is that there's no sense of proportion. E.g., "as compared to what?" When we evaluate the past, we have to measure people against their contemporaries, not against our 2022 view of what a perfect country should be.  Also, he is clearly re-interpreting American history from a Marxist perspective, but then pretends he is simply telling the truth and setting the record straight.  Zinn can write any book he wants, and, in fact, it's useful to have a Marxist perspective on history. But it's going too far for this narrow, partisan, anti-American view to be taught to our children, and it's a crime that it's used in schools.  Zinn doesn't want to promote reform. He wants revolution. He can say what he wants, but he has no place in our education system. 

41mins

19 Sep 2022

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E70: Howard Zinn 100, part 2

Working Class History

Second in a double podcast episode about the life and work of Howard Zinn, historian, World War II veteran and activist, in his own words, 100 years since his birth.Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at patreon.com/workingclasshistoryYou can listen to our podcast on the below links, or on any major podcast app. Links to a few below.Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States and other texts, was one of the most influential historians in the US in the 20th-century, inspiring a generation to study history from below, including us. Born in New York in August 1922, we are releasing these episodes for the centenary of his birth, as part of a series of Howard Zinn 100 events. In these episodes, Zinn tells the story of his life, his activism, his ideas and his work in his own words, in what was one of his last, if not the last, interview before his sudden death in 2010. This little-known interview was conducted by Sasha Lilley, and excerpts from it are used with permission of Lilley and PM Press.A DVD video of the full interview is available here in our online store: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/theory-and-practice-conversations-with-noam-chomsky-and-howard-zinn-dvdGet A People's History of the United States from an independent bookstore here: https://bookshop.org/a/80203/9780062397348Get the rest of the People's History series here from an independent bookstore: https://bookshop.org/lists/people-s-history-seriesFull show notes, sources acknowledgements and a transcript on the webpage for this episode here: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e69-70-howard-zinn-100/

42mins

29 Aug 2022

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Episode 567: American Heroes-1) HOWARD ZINN (2005), 2) GEORGE McGOVERN (2005) - both born 100 years ago this summer

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

Both born 100 years ago this summer, HOWARD ZINN (08/24/1922) and GEORGE McGOVERN (07/19/1922) were men of wisdom and principle who fought for their beliefs and the common good in the public square. Zinn taught at historically Black Spelman College from 1956-63 and Boston University 1964-88. An anti-Vietnam War leader, he wrote 20 books including A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. McGovern was Director of Food for Peace under President Kennedy, South Dakota Senator from 1963-1981, and Democratic presidential candidate in 1972.

1hr

26 Aug 2022

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E69: Howard Zinn 100, part 1

Working Class History

First in a double podcast episode about the life and work of Howard Zinn, historian, World War II veteran and activist, in his own words, 100 years since his birth.Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at patreon.com/workingclasshistoryYou can listen to our podcast on the below links, or on any major podcast app. Links to a few below.Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States and other texts, was one of the most influential historians in the US in the 20th-century, inspiring a generation to study history from below, including us. Born in New York in August 1922, we are releasing these episodes for the centenary of his birth, as part of a series of Howard Zinn 100 events. In these episodes, Zinn tells the story of his life, his activism, his ideas and his work in his own words, in what was one of his last, if not the last, interview before his sudden death in 2010. This little-known interview was conducted by Sasha Lilley, and excerpts from it are used with permission of Lilley and PM Press.A DVD video of the full interview is available here in our online store: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/theory-and-practice-conversations-with-noam-chomsky-and-howard-zinn-dvdGet A People's History of the United States from an independent bookstore here: https://bookshop.org/a/80203/9780062397348Get the rest of the People's History series here from an independent bookstore: https://bookshop.org/lists/people-s-history-seriesFull show notes, sources acknowledgements and a transcript on the webpage for this episode here: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e69-70-howard-zinn-100/

39mins

17 Aug 2022

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Fund Drive Special: Howard Zinn

KPFA - Against the Grain

Howard Zinn, the radical historian, political science professor, and veteran activist, presented an alternative understanding of Christopher Columbus and his legacy. The post Fund Drive Special: Howard Zinn appeared first on KPFA.

59mins

24 May 2022

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How the Establishment Distorts the History That You Read - Howard Zinn

LEOTHEPANTHERA

https://youtu.be/GF9kIbsV8tY #2022 #america #history

52mins

4 May 2022

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A People's History of the United States \ Howard Zinn

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https://youtu.be/oeRQJptqzNg #america #spain #pope #history #columbus #colonialism #slavery #religion #christianity #catholics #horses #sailing #africa #portugal #gold

1hr 22mins

11 Mar 2022

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A White Man's History of Howard Zinn

Radio Renaissance

Greg Hood and Chris Roberts discuss Howard Zinn's enormous influence, especially through his best-selling book, "A People's History of the United States." Thumbnail credit: Jim from Stevens Point, WI, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

1hr 7mins

14 Jan 2022

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