Imperialism

A Peoples History of the United States Book | Zinn Education Project

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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Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds

Picture Book. By Jorge Argueta. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. 2016. Poems written in Spanish and English address the struggles of child refugees fleeing Central America for the United States. Grade 2+.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Immigration, Imperialism, Latinx
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The Untold History of the United States: Young Readers Editions, Vols 1 (1898-1945) & 2 (1945-1962)

Book - Non-fiction. By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. Adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti and Eric S. Singer. Vol 1. 400 pages. 2014. Vol 2. 320 pages. 2019. These are two volumes of illustrated histories, adapted for students from a documentary book and film of the same name.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, 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, All US History
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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A Young People’s History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn with Rebecca Stefoff. 2009. 464 pages. A young adult version of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, LGBTQ, 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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Chomsky, Noam

Profile. Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is a political activist, professor, linguist, and author.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy
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Even the Rain/También la lluvia

Film. Directed by Icíar Bollaín and written by Paul Laverty. 2010. 103 minutes. As a crew shoots a film about Columbus' genocide, local people in Cochabamba, Bolivia rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Environment, Economics, Imperialism, Latinx, Organizing, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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First Light (Film) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

First Light

Film. By Upstander Project. 2015. 13 min. Story of forced removal of Native American children in Maine sent to boarding schools.
Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: Imperialism, Native American
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Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 (Film) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

Film. By Adam Jonas Horowitz. 2012. 60 and 87 min. HIstory of the U.S. government's testing of nuclear weapons and fallout on the people of the Marshall Islands.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Environment, Imperialism, Pacific Islander, World History/Global Studies
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1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus

Audio CD. By Howard Zinn. 2011. 60 min. Recorded in Madison, Wisconsin on October 9, 1991, Howard Zinn challenges the myths of the Columbus legend.
Time Periods: Pre-18th Century, Colonization: 1492 - 1764
Themes: Imperialism, Native American
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A People’s History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Audio)

Audio. By Howard Zinn. Read by Matt Damon. 2003. 8 hours, 44 min. Audio book version of excerpted highlights from A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, 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, 21st Century, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, 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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Americans Who Tell the Truth

Website. Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Environment, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latinx, LGBTQ, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, Sports, Women's History
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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Website. A "multi-platform" project that argues the climate crisis requires us to fundamentally rethink how we organize social and economic life.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Economics, Imperialism
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Teaching Central America Website | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Teaching Central America

Website. An online collection of lessons, book lists, biographies of noted historical figures, and readings for free use by classroom teachers.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, All US History
Themes: Immigration, Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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El Salvador CW | Zinn Education Project

Dec. 15, 1992: “Civil War” in El Salvador Ended

The "civil war" in El Salvador officially ended, but other struggles followed, including to protect the land and water from gold mining.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Environment, Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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