Books: Non-Fiction

21st Century Voices of a People’s History of the United States: Documents of Resistance and Hope, 2000-2023

Book — Non-fiction. Edited by Anthony Arnove and Haley Pessin. 2023. 352 pages.
Speeches, essays, songs, and documents from a range of movements offering hope for those seeking to understand our recent history so they can better understand how to change it.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Labor, Organizing

In this book, editors Anthony Arnove and Haley Pessin, curate voices of resistance and hope from 2000 to the present, inspired by the original Voices of a People’s History of the United States.book cover showing protester draped with colorful Black Lives Matter flag.

The book features speeches, essays, songs, and documents from Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, indigenous struggles, the environmental movement, disability justice organizers, and frontline workers during the global pandemic who spoke out against the life-threatening conditions of their labor.

Gathering 120 documents from across the country and including contributions from Angela Y. Davis, Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ayo Tometi, Colin Kaepernick, Walter Mosley, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Amy Goodman, Nick Estes, Linda Sarsour, Marc Lamont Hill, Eve Ensler, Rebecca Solnit, Rev. William Barber and others, this book offers resources of hope for those seeking to understand our recent history so they can better understand how to change it. [Adapted from publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781644212974 | Seven Stories Press

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