Item description for Heroes and Martyrs: Emma Goldman, Sacco & Vanzetti, and the Revolutionary Struggle by Howard Zinn...
Howard Zinn takes us back to a newly industrialized America, the time of robber barons, tenements bursting with immigrants, and dramatic labor struggles. Zinn's colorful cast includes Vanderbilt and Carnegie, the young J. Edgar Hoover, and George Bernard Shaw, Ben Reitman, the king of the hobos; Sacco and Vanzetti, whose arrest and execution produced storms of protest around the world, and Emma Goldman, feminist, anarchist, propagandist extraordinaire.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.57" Width: 4.86" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Publisher AK Press
ISBN 190259326X ISBN13 9781902593265
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More About Howard Zinn
HOWARD ZINN (August 24, 1922 January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A People s History of the United States, The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured on The Sopranos and Simpsons, and in the film Good Will Hunting. The book has appeared multiple times on the New York Times best-seller list. Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Can t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the plays Marx in Soho, Emma, and Daughter of Venus. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism. * ANTHONY ARNOVE wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon. This critically acclaimed documentary is the film companion to Howard Zinn s best selling book A People s History of the United States and its primary source companion, Voices of a People s History, which Arnove co-edited with Zinn. Arnove s writing has appeared in O Magazine, The Financial Times, The Nation, Monthly Review, In These Times, L Humanite, Le Nouvel Observateur, Mother Jones, and other publications. He has appeared on BBC, Democracy Now!, Sky News, ABC Radio in Australia, Alternative Radio, CounterSpin, Air America, and public radio programs across the country."
Howard Zinn lived in Auburndale, in the state of Massachusetts. Howard Zinn was born in 1922 and died in 2010.
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Radical History you can Hear Oct 24, 2001
Two disks. One dedicated to telling Emma Goldman's life story, the other to the case of Sacco & Vanzetti. It's impossible to do justice to either in the space of a single, spoken-word CD, but Howard Zinn tells us enough to make it worthwhile.
These are the stories they didn't tell you in American History classes. The abuse of political activists has a long history in this country, and Zinn drives home two instances of it. If you've already read Living my Life and Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist, the Emma Goldman disk will give you little new information, but it's still fun to listen to. I hadn't read much about Sacco & Vanzetti before, but I found way too many parallels between their case and political prisoners like Mumia abu Jamal and Leonard Peltier.
Zinn is not the most dynamic speaker, but these two lectures won't put you to sleep. Well worth the time & money. I'm going to tape them so I can listen when the freeway gets clogged up.
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