Imperialism

What War Looks Like (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

What War Looks Like

Article. By Howard Zinn. 2002. Background reading for teachers and high school students on the impact of war.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Paul Ortiz. 2018. 296 pages. This narrative, intersectional history describes the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights, and argues that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of the United States.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Imperialism, Latinx
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All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

Book - Non-fiction. By Winona LaDuke. 1999. Native American activists provide testimonies to indigenous efforts to resist oppression and fight both cultural and environmental degradation in the face of U.S. colonialism.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Imperialism, Native American
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Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir

Book - Non-fiction and prose. Deborah A. Miranda. 2012. 240 pages. A compilation of documents, photos, and memoir that recounts the establishment of missions in California and the impact on Indigenous people—then and today.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: Education, Imperialism, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Columbus: His Enterprise

Book - Non-fiction. By Hans Koning. Afterword by Bill Bigelow. 1976. A biography that gives a true account of Columbus’ life and voyages.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764
Themes: Imperialism
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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Book - Non-fiction. By Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi. Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. 2017. 112 pages. Story of Fred Koretmatsu, jailed for resisting internment by the U.S. government during WWII. He took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court twice.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Imperialism, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy
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Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2003. 368 pages. A selection of passionate, honest, and piercing essays looking at political ideology in the United States.
Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Imperialism, Laws & Citizen Rights, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present

Books - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2005, with a new introduction by Anthony Arnove in 2015. 784 pages. Howard Zinn's groundbreaking work on U.S. history. This book details lives and facts rarely included in textbooks—an indispensable teacher and student resource.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Economics, Education, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Queer History of the United States for Young People

A Queer History of the United States for Young People

Book - Non-fiction. By Michael Bronski, adapted for by Richie Chevat. 336 pages. 2019. A young adult readers edition of the original text explores the history of LGBTQ+ experiences in the U.S. since 1500.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, All US History
Themes: Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Imperialism, LGBTQ, Native American, Women's History
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The Untold History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. 2012. Challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this look at the U.S. history of empire building.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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