The radical historian Howard Zinn is best known for his book A People’s History Of The United States.
This audio CD features Zinn and others reading 21 selections from his companion book, Voices Of A People’s History Of The United States, which brings together source material used in the original volume.
It includes Danny Glover reading Frederick Douglass’s 1852 essay “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”, Viggo Mortensen reading a 1542 account of “The Devastation of the Indies”, Paul Robeson Jr reading Langston Hughes’s 1934 poem “Ballad of Roosevelt” and Marisa Tomei reading a 2005 piece by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan.
You can order the CD from Bookmarks bookshop, phone 020 7637 1848 » www.bookmarks.uk.com
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