(2008)

Henry Holt and Co., 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
18.00 USD; 22 CAD
Pages
292
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
Brand
Metropolitan Books
ISBN
978-0-8050-8744-4; 0-8050-8744-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780805087444 51800
Editing
Paul Buhle; Kathy Wilkes
Color
Color covers; Black and White interior
Dimensions
8 1/2" h x 11" w
Paper Stock
Bond
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

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Synopsis
Title and credits... spot art of World War I soldier advancing with fixed bayonet

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"The American Empire Project"

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A People's History of American Empire
Synopsis
Half-title page

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"A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation" (Table of Contents: 4)

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Title page; front matter

Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

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Table of contents

Foreword (Table of Contents: 6)

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Paul Buhle
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Genesis of the book, and its place in Zinn's work

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A People's History of American Empire
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Repeat of half-title page

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Prologue (Table of Contents: 9)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Howard Zinn
Synopsis
Howard Zinn decsribes his grief over the September 11 attacks, and his despair over the US response of adopting terrorism ourselves, in order to get revenge and to expand American empire.
Keywords
advocacy; September 11; terrorism; war; War on Terror; World Trade Center

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Chapter I, The Internal Empire
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Sioux Indians under attack at Wounded Knee
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large illustration of the massacre at Wounded Knee
Keywords
American Indian; atrocity; Lakota; massacre; Native American; Sioux; South Dakota

Chapter I, The Internal Empire: The Massacre at Wounded Knee (Table of Contents: 12)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
Characters
Wovoka; Black Elk; Big Foot; Yellow Bird; cavalry
Synopsis
Panicked by the Ghost Dance, US Indian agents and cavalry pointlessly kill 250 Sioux men, women, children, and babies.
Keywords
American Indian; atrocity; educational; fact; Lakota; massacre; Native American; Sioux; South Dakota; war; west; Wounded Knee

Indexer Notes

Includes some period photographs

Chapter I, The Internal Empire: Certain White Men (Table of Contents: 13)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Howard Zinn (narrator); JP Morgan; John D Rockefeller; Jay Gould; strikers
Synopsis
"Robber baron" capitalists crush resistance to carve out gigantic financial empires.
Keywords
capitalism; educational; fact; labor; strike; union

Indexer Notes

includes period photographs and illustrations

Chapter I, The Internal Empire: The Pullman Strike (Table of Contents: 14)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
Characters
George Pullman; Mrs Pullman; Eugene V Debs; Pullman workers
Synopsis
Pullman cuts workers' pay and increases their costs, even as he makes bigger profits and pays bigger dividends. State, federal, and company officials attack a boycott and strike with violence. Debs is jailed.
Keywords
capitalism; educational; fact; labor; robber barons; strike; union

Indexer Notes

Some period photographs

Chapter I, The Internal Empire: The Open Door Policy (Table of Contents: 15)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt; Alfred Thayer Mahan; Henry Cabot Lodge; Robert Wilcox
Synopsis
Under color of free trade and the Monroe Doctrine, the US invades, attacks, or acquires numerous nations.
Keywords
capitalism; educational; fact; Hawaii; imperialism; President; Spanish-American War; war

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Some period photographs and illustrations

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"Chapter II, The Spanish-American War
Characters
Theodore Roosevelt; Rough Riders
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large photo of Roosevelt and some of his troopers in Cuba
Keywords
army; Cuba; President; Spanish-American War; war

Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: Antonio Maceo and the Cuban Revolution (Table of Contents: 17)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Carlos Manuel de Cespedes; Antonio Maceo Grajales; Maximo Gomez; Liberto; Tomas; Jose Marti; Salvador Cisneros Betancourt
Synopsis
Carlos Manuel de Cespedes frees his slaves and launches the unsuccessful Ten Years War for Cuban independence. Antonio Maceo Grajales (the Bronze Titan) and others resume the struggle in 1895. Despite their successes, the rebels (both black and white) fear that they need US support, but also fear a US takeover. To the despair of the rebels, leaders Maceo and Marti are killed in separate battles.
Keywords
Cuba; Cuban War of Independence; slavery; Ten Years War; war

Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: The Drumbeat for War (Table of Contents: 18)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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William McKinley; Richard Harding Davis; William Randolph Hearst; Clemencia Arango; the Yellow Kid (cameo); Uncle Sam (cameo); Frederick Remington (cameo); Richard Harding Davis (cameo)
Synopsis
Business, press, and political leaders in the US look for an excuse to intervene in Cuba. Newspapers publish lurid stories and headlines, often untrue, to arouse American passions. Without evidence, many blame the explosion aboard USS Maine on the Spanish. Labor leaders express support for the rebels, but oppose US expansionism.
Keywords
Cuba; Cuban War of Independence; President; Spanish-American War; war; yellow journalism

Indexer Notes

Includes period photos, illustrations, cartoons, newspaper pages

Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: Smoked Yankees: The Black 25th Infantry (Table of Contents: 19)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Theodore Roosevelt; Sgt Frank W Pullen; soldiers of the 25th Infantry; Cuban rebels; Spanish soldiers
Synopsis
The 2nd Massachusetts (white) and 25th Infantry (black) are detailed to attack El Caney in concert with the Rough Riders (white) and 10th Infantry (black) attacking San Juan Hill. The Second Massachusetts retreats and the 25th's white officers stand off, but the black enlisted men spontaneously attack and capture the fort, upon which a white officer confiscates the captured Spanish flag. Over on San Juan Hill, photographers exclude the black troops from the victory pictures.
Keywords
African American; army; Buffalo Soldiers; Cuba; Cuban War of Independence; President; San Juan Hill; Spanish-American War; war

Indexer Notes

Artwork includes a few period photos.

Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: Spoils of War (Table of Contents: 20)

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non-fiction; history
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Tomas; Liberto; Maximo Gomez; US troops
Synopsis
American and insurgent troops defeat the Spanish in Cuba, where more soldiers die of tainted beef supplied by Armour than are killed in battle. Rather than promoting Cuban independence, the US establishes a protectorate. Gomez dissolves the insurgent army.
Keywords
army; Cuba; Cuban War of Independence; imperialism; Spanish-American War; war

Indexer Notes

Includes some period photographs

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Chapter III, The Invasion of the Philippines
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
US soldiers
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large photo of US soldiers posing with a few dozen of the Filipinos they massacred at Bud Dajo
Keywords
army; atrocity; imperialism; massacre; Philippine Insurrection; Philippines; war

Chapter III, The Invasion of the Philippines: Benevolent Assimilation (Table of Contents: 22)

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non-fiction; history
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William McKinley; Emilio Aguinaldo; Commodore George Dewey; William Grayson; General Arthur MacArthur; Mark Twain; Uncle Sam (cameo); Howard Zinn (narrator)
Synopsis
Affecting to sympathize with the Philippine rebels against Spain, the US cuts a deal in the peace treaty to acquire the country itself. The US makes war on the supporters of independence, even using black regiments... many men of which are angry at fighting non-white people far away whilst non-white people are being lynched at home. US troops use the "water cure" torture to interrogate prisoners. Henry Turner, W.E.B. DuBois, and Mark Twain all oppose the war and its conduct. Leonard Wood, Elihu Root, and Theodore Roosevelt are enthusiastic supporters.
Keywords
army; imperialism; navy; Philippine Insurrection; Philippines; President; Spanish-American War; war

Indexer Notes

Dewey is referred to throughout as admiral, but that rank actually postdates the Battle of Manila Bay. His actual rank at the time was commodore. Includes some period photographs and illustrations.

Chapter III, The Invasion of the Philippines: The Battle of Bud Dajo (Table of Contents: 23)

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non-fiction; history
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US soldiers; Moro fighters; Mark Twain
Synopsis
Ordered to kill or capture Moro holdouts in an extinct volcano, US troops kill all 900 men, women, and children.
Keywords
army; atrocity; massacre; Moro; Philippine Insurrection; Philippines

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Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
profiteer
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large illustration of period editorial cartoon
Keywords
profiteer; profiteering; war

Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: Righteous Conquest (Table of Contents: 25)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Admiral George Dewey; Woodrow Wilson; Howard Zinn (narrator)
Synopsis
US leaders recognize that foreign wars can quell trouble at home, if managed with compulsion, propaganda, and suppression of dissent. The wealthy in the US invest heavily overseas. Wilson uses the army and navy to protect their investments, even against the overseas countries themselves.
Keywords
army; capitalism; imperialism; Mexican Revolution; Mexico; navy; President

Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: The Ludlow Massacre (Table of Contents: 26)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn; Woody Guthrie
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non-fiction; history
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Howard Zinn (narrator); Woody Guthrie (singer/narrator); striking mine families; Colorado National Guardsmen; Governor Elias Ammons
Synopsis
National Guardsmen attack a tent city of striking miners and their families (Ludlow, Colorado, 1914), killing men, women, and children. At the same time American warships attack Vera Cruz, killing a hundred Mexicans.
Keywords
atrocity; capitalism; Colorado; labor; Ludlow; Ludlow Massacre; mining; strike; union

Indexer Notes

A large part of the text is from the lyrics to Woody Guthrie's song on the Ludlow Massacre

Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: World War I (Table of Contents: 27)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Eugene V Debs; WEB Du Bois; Woodrow Wilson; Paul von Hindenburg; Mark Sykes; Francois Georges Picot; Howard Zinn (narrator)
Synopsis
US business and political leaders decide that "American capitalism needed international rivalry -- and periodic war -- to create an artificial community of interest between rich and poor." Debs and Du Bois object. Wilson evades his own neutrality policies to creep closer to the Allies, and to a declaration of war. The British and French make secret agreements to divide the Middle East, betraying the Arabs among whom they are fomenting revolt.
Keywords
capitalism; First World War; imperialism; Lusitania; President; socialism; submarine; war; World War I

Indexer Notes

Includes period photos, cartoons, illustrations

Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: Resistance to War (Table of Contents: 28)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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Emma Goldman; Eugene V Debs; Woodrow Wilson; members of the Industrial Workers of the World; Sheldon W Smith; Mennonites; Molokans; Dukhobors; Kate Richards O'Hare; Alice Paul; Howard Zinn (narrator)
Synopsis
Numerous Americans oppose the war from many points of view -- class, religion, gender -- but government and society crush opposition with severity and with unconstitutional measures.
Keywords
army; conscientious objector; draft; First World War; Great War; Mennonite; pacifist; President; war; World War I

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Includes period photos

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Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
New York city neighborhood dwellers
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large illustration of 1920s street scene in the tenement district
Keywords
New York City; tenement

Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious: Poor but Never Hungry (Table of Contents: 30)

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non-fiction; history
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Eddie Zinn; Jenny Zinn; Howard Zinn
Synopsis
The Zinn family in Brooklyn endures poverty and the Great Depression with the help of neighborhood saviors, such as the doctor who cured Howard's rickets without charging. Even so, Howard's elder brother, though still a young boy, dies while on a cheap vacation in the country. The family hears news that Sacco and Vanzetti have been executed.
Keywords
Brooklyn; Great Depression; immigrants; poverty; radio; Sacco and Vanzetti

Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious: Sacco and Vanzetti (Table of Contents: 31)

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Nicola Sacco; Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Synopsis
Sacco and Vanzetti are arrested for murders committed during a payroll robbery, and railroaded through a highly suspect investigation and trial. Their trial and execution shocks residents of the Zinns' Brooklyn neighborhood, who recognize the affair as suppression of immigrant dissent.
Keywords
Brooklyn; court; crime; death penalty; electric chair; execution; Massachusetts; murder; police

Indexer Notes

Includes period photographs and cartoon

Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious: Street Smarts (Table of Contents: 32)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Howard Zinn; Eddie Zinn; Jenny Zinn; Leon; Communist demonstrators; New York City Police
Synopsis
Young Howard discovers a damaged Tarzan novel on the street, igniting a passion for books. Dickens stirs up "an anger at arbitrary power puffed up with wealth and kept in place by law." As politicians proclaim that anyone who works hard in America can do well, he recognizes that his father, a waiter, works harder than any politician, but will never thrive. When Zinn joins a Communist demonstration police club him unconscious. Losing faith in the liberal hope that democracy is self-correcting, he becomes "a radical, believing that something was fundamentally wrong with this country."
Keywords
Class struggle; Communism; demonstration; police; police brutality; radicalism

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Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War?
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Uncle Sam; Capitalism
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large illustration of Uncle Sam and Capitalism (or Plutocracy?) together making up the globe.
Keywords
capitalism; imperialism; plutocracy

Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War? Questioning War (Table of Contents: 34)

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non-fiction; history
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Howard Zinn; Roslyn Schecter Zinn; Franklin D Roosevelt; Dr Charles Drew; tail gunner; Uncle Sam; John Bull (cameo)
Synopsis
Zinn works at Brooklyn Navy Yard building battleships; marries; and joins the Army Air Forces. The military promotes segregation, while the government favors corporate interests even in the midst of war. Strikes increase. Fewer men resist the draft than in World War I, but three times as many are sent to prison. An Air Forces friend tells Zinn that the US, UK, and USSR are all in the war to build their own empires -- not for moral concern about Hitlerism.
Keywords
air corps; air force; air forces; army; B-17; battleship; capitalism; educational; fact; Flying Fortress; imperialism; labor union; President; profiteering; Second World War; war; World War II

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includes period photos

Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War? Just Following Orders (Table of Contents: 35)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
Characters
Howard Zinn; Air Forces officers
Synopsis
Zinn flies as bombardier on one of the first experimental missions using what will become known as napalm. The attack agonizingly kills enemy German soldiers and friendly French civilians alike. He recognizes that even in World War II, America's hands were not clean. Packing up his decorations, paperwork, and memorabilia, he writes "Never Again" on the envelope.
Keywords
air corps; air force; air forces; army; atrocity; B-17; educational; fact; Flying Fortress; napalm

Indexer Notes

Includes period photos

Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War? The Atomic Age (Table of Contents: 36)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Howard Zinn; Harry Truman; Joseph Stalin; residents of Hiroshima
Synopsis
Truman orders two atomic bombs dropped on Japan to force their surrender. Many suspect that the attacks were also meant to warn off the Soviet Union. Truman demands loyalty oaths from government employees, and the US helps antidemocratic forces, if they are anticommunist, to crush democratic movements. The Cold War is under way.
Keywords
atomic bomb; Cold War; educational; fact; Hiroshima; Japan; Nagasaki; nuclear bomb; President; war; World War II

Indexer Notes

Includes period photos

"Chapter VII, The Cool War" (Table of Contents: 37)

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Chapter title page, with large illustration
Keywords
dance

Chapter VII, The Cool War: The Jitterbug Riot (Table of Contents: 38)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Dizzy Gillespie; Count Basie; "Big Jay" McNeely; zoot suiters; police
Synopsis
During and after World War II, many African Americans and Mexican Americans pursue jazz and swing, dance the jitterbug, and wear zoot suits. The zoot suits become a symbol of protest against discrimination in the military, in war work, and in society. Servicemen and police attack zoot suiters, but the dance goes on.
Keywords
dance; educational; fact; jazz; police; protest; Second World War; swing; World War II; zoot suit

Indexer Notes

Includes period photos

Chapter VII, The Cool War: The Cradle of R&B Fandom (Table of Contents: 39)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Big Jay; Johnny Otis; John Dolphin; teenage fans; police; William Gaines (cameo)
Synopsis
White, black, and Hispanic teens stream to John Dolphin's music store in South Central Los Angeles, and tune in to his radio broadcasts. Both store and broadcasts overwhelmingly carry work by black artists. Police and civic leaders try to stop the flow of dancers and customers, but both keep on coming.
Keywords
African American; California; dance; educational; fact; Hollywood; police; R & B; R&B; rhythm and blues

Indexer Notes

Includes period photos; includes Congressional hearing on juvenile delinquency and comic books

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Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large illustration of a march on Washington
Keywords
demonstration; protest; Washington DC

Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: The Quiet War (Table of Contents: 41)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
Characters
Dr Irene Jackson; Whitney Young; Howard Zinn; Spelman College students; white public librarian
Synopsis
As a young teacher at Spelman College, Zinn helps organize a campaign to integrate the Atlanta public library system. It is eventually successful, but Zinn is fired.
Keywords
Atlanta; civil rights; desegregation; educational; fact; Georgia; integration; library

Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: Shaken to the Bone (Table of Contents: 42)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Bob Moses; Herbert Lee; EH Hurst; John Dillinger Shaw; Freedom Riders
Synopsis
Fighters for civil rights use sit-ins and Freedom Rides to advance their cause, and try to register African American voters. They are met with violence, incarceration, and murder.
Keywords
African American; Alabama; Birmingham; civil rights; desegregation; educational; fact; Freedom Rider; Greensboro; integration; Mississippi; North Carolina; Vietnam

Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: The Bombs in Vietnam Explode at Home (Table of Contents: 43)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Lyndon B Johnson; Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr; Bob Moses; Phil Ochs
Synopsis
Despite passage of the Voting Rights Act, resentment over disproportional poverty, and disproportional deaths in Vietnam, provoke both protests and violence.
Keywords
civil rights; educational; fact; President; protest; Vietnam; Washington DC

Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: Vietnam: The Domino Theory (Table of Contents: 44)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
Characters
Ngo Dinh Diem; Mme Nhu; Lyndon B Johnson; Nguyen Cao Ky; Nguyen Van Thieu; Buddhist protestors
Synopsis
The US sets up a semi-puppet government in South Vietnam. Many within that country... most notably from the majority Buddhist population... oppose the government. Northern and Southern Communist forces take up arms against the government. Johnson manipulates events and facts to gain broader US support for fighting in Vietnam.
Keywords
Buddhism; educational; fact; President; Vietnam

Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: From Resistance to Revolt (Table of Contents: 45)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
US soldiers; Viet Cong soldier
Synopsis
Non-white US troops resist fighting non-white Viet Cong, especially when South Vietnamese regular forces avoid battle.
Keywords
African American; army; educational; fact; Vietnam

Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: The My Lai Massacre (Table of Contents: 46)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
Characters
Hugh Thompson; Herb Carter; Gary Payton; US soldiers; villagers of My Lai
Synopsis
US soldiers massacre some 500 people, down to and including infants, at My Lai. Hugh Thompson and his helicopter crew save as many as they can. Ordinary soldiers attack their officers and organize riots.

Indexer Notes

army; atrocity; educational; fact; massacre; Vietnam

Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: A Peace Mission (Table of Contents: 47)

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Dave Wagner; Howard Zinn
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non-fiction; history
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Howard Zinn; Dan Berrigan; North Vietnamese
Synopsis
Zinn and Berrigan travel to North Vietnam to secure release of several POWS.
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POW; prisoner of war; Vietnam

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Chapter IX, Land of Burning Children: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? (Table of Contents: 49)

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Martin Luther King; John F Kennedy; H Rap Brown; Howard Zinn
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Kennedy tries to co-opt African Americans into his coalition, with only limited success. Despite legal changes, many conditions remain horrendous for African Americans, and Martin Luther King is assassinated.
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African American; assassination; civil rights; educational; fact

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Chapter IX, Land of Burning Children: War Resistance at Home (Table of Contents: 50)

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Dan Berrigan; Phil Berrigan; FBI agents; Bread and Puppet Theater performers; victims of Kent State Massacre; victims of Jackson State Massacre; Vietnam Veterans Against the War
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The Catonsville 9 burns draft records in protest of the war in Vietnam, and the Berrigan brothers go under cover before finally being arrested and jailed. Authorities kill students at Kent State and Jackson State. Howard Zinn joins a Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest march; police blind him with Mace and tear gas.
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African American; Cornell University; educational; fact; Ithaca; Jackson State; Kent State; Mississippi; New York state; Ohio; puppet; Vietnam; war; Washington DC

Chapter IX, Land of Burning Children: The Second Battle of Wounded Knee (Table of Contents: 51)

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Oglala Sioux; US agents
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Angered at what they consider illegitimate and coercive tribal government backed by the US government, Oglala Sioux and others seize part of the Pine Ridge reservation at Wounded Knee. Federal agents oppose them with force, and at least one man is killed. A negotiated peace brings a peaceful ending, but the US government does not follow through on the agreements negotiated.
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American Indian; American Indian Movement; educational; fact; Native American; Oglala; Pine Ridge; Sioux; South Dakota; Wounded Knee

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Chapter X, The Same Rotting Barrel
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Richard Nixon; Gerald Ford; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; George HW Bush; Bill Clinton; George W Bush
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capitalism; corporation; corruption; President

Chapter X, The Same Rotting Barrel: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Table of Contents: 53)

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Daniel Ellsberg; Tony Russo; Neil Sheehan; Howard Zinn; Richard Nixon
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Daniel Ellsberg smuggles copies of the "Pentagon Papers" from his office at the Rand Corporation, and copies them along with Tony Russo. After the New York Times begins publishing the documents Ellsberg and Russo are arrested for espionage. The judge dismisses charges because of illegal actions against Ellsberg by the Nixon administration.
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educational; fact; Pentagon; President; Vietnam; Washington DC

Chapter X, The Same Rotting Barrel: Hostage to Imperialism (Table of Contents: 54)

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Howard Zinn (narrator); Gerald Ford; Henry Kissinger; Jimmy Carter
Synopsis
The Watergate scandal forces Nixon's resignation from the Presidency, but investigations avoid the systemic problems. Nixon successors Ford, Carter, and Reagan pursue similar pro-corporate, pro-military, imperialist practices and policies.
Keywords
Bicentennial; Cambodia; educational; fact; imperialism; President; Vietnam

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Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire
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Nicaraguan demonstrators
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Chapter title page, with large illustration and quote from Father Ernesto Cardenal
Keywords
Nicaragua

Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Sandinista Revolution (Table of Contents: 56)

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Anastasio Somoza; Augusto Sandino; Gregorio Sandino
Synopsis
Until he is assassinated, Sandino fights against oppressive employers, corrupt Nicaraguan government, and US military occupation.
Keywords
Assassination; educational; fact; Mexico; Nicaragua

Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Covert War in Central America (Table of Contents: 57)

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Ronald Reagan; William Casey; Raymond Bonner; rebels of the Atlacatl Battalion; villages of El Mozote
Synopsis
Reagan drops the human rights pretext of US foreign policy, backing right-wing violence in Nicaragua and El Salvador. US-trained troops massacre the men, women, and children of the Salvadoran village El Mozote.
Keywords
atrocity; educational; El Salvador; fact; massacre; Nicaragua; President

Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Contra War (Table of Contents: 58)

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Ronald Reagan; William Casey; Gary Hart; William Cohen
Synopsis
Under Reagan's lead, the CIA aids Contra violence and cuts of trade with Nicaragua. Congress refuses further support for the Contras.
Keywords
CIA; educational; fact; Nicaragua; President

Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Iran-Contra Scandal (Table of Contents: 59)

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Ronald Reagan; George HW Bush; John Poindexter; Bill Breeden
Synopsis
Reagan breaks the law by secretly continuing funding of the Contras, and by selling arms to Iran. Drug trafficking becomes part of the package of working with the Contras. President George HW Bush pardons Reagan officials tied to crimes under Reagan. Odon, Indiana names a street after native son Admiral Poindexter. Bill Breeden steals the sign in protest. He is the only person to do jail time over the Iran-Contra scandal.
Keywords
CIA; educational; fact; Indiana; Iran; Nicaragua; President

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One page -- Howard Zinn's Believe It Or Don't! -- done in the style of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

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Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction
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Iranian protestors
Synopsis
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Keywords
flag; flag burning

Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Iran: Overthrowing Democracy (Table of Contents: 61)

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Mohammad Mossadegh; Clement Atlee; Harry Truman; Kermit Roosevelt (the younger); Dwight D Eisenhower; John Foster Dulles; Howard Zinn (narrator)
Synopsis
Zinn gives background for the 1979 seizure of the US embassy in Iran -- the Anglo-American plot to overthrow Iran's democratic government in 1953.
Keywords
CIA; educational; fact; Iran; president; Tehran

Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Iran: Overthowing Democracy, Operation Ajax (Table of Contents: 62)

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Donald Wilber; Kermit Roosevelt (the younger); General H Norman Schwartzkopf (the elder); Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi; General Fazlollah Zahedi; Colonel Nematollah Nasiri
Synopsis
Wilber and Roosevelt mastermind the plot against Mossadegh, buying off politicians and police, getting the Shah's support, and selecting a retired general as front man. When violence breaks out and Washington orders them to cancel the plan they persist anyway, overthrowing the fledgling democracy.
Keywords
CIA; educational; fact; Iran; Tehran

Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Iran: Overthowing Democracy, Rule and Ruin of the Shah (Table of Contents: 63)

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Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi; Ayatollah Rohollah Khomeini; Jiummy Carter
Synopsis
For 26 years the Shah rules brutally, supported by the CIA and by Israeli intelligence. Western corporations do very well, but many Iranians, including the Shi'ite clergy, are enraged. The Shah forces Ayatollah Khomeini from the country, but his ongoing condemnation contributes to uprisings that drive the Shah into exile. Khomeini returns, proclaiming an Islamic republic. When President Carter allows the Shah into the US for cancer treatment, many Iranians fear that it heralds a US attempt to restore the monarchy. Protestors seize the US embassy and 52 hostages.
Keywords
educational; fact; Iran; Islam; president; Shi'ite

Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Permanent War: The Bipartisan Consensus (Table of Contents: 64)

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Jimmy Carter; Zbigniew Brzezinski; Donald Rumsfeld; Osama bin Laden; George H W Bush; Madeleine Albright; George W Bush
Synopsis
Carter and Reagan support Mujahedeen, including Osama bin Laden, against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Donald Rumsfeld assures Saddam Hussein that Reagan does not object to Iraq using chemical weapons against Iran. G H W Bush leads a war to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. Perhaps half a million Iraqi children die under UN sanctions. G W Bush governs with torture and aggressive war.
Keywords
Afghanistan; Desert Storm; educational; fact; Iraq; Kuwait; president

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Epilogue
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Characters
Martin Luther King; Civil Rights demonstrators; Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Synopsis
Chapter title page, with large illustration

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Thank you, thank you.
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non-fiction; history
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Howard Zinn
Synopsis
Zinn urges his audience to fight empire and "live now as we think human beings should live."

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Acknowledgments to those who have contributed to the work, or its success

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The People Behind A People's History of American Empire (Table of Contents: 72)

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Creator credits. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States; Mike Konopacki, art & contributions to script; Paul Buhle, editor; Dave Wagner, researcher & scriptwriter; Kathy Wilkes, script doctor & editor

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["A People's History of American Empire"]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. "A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation"
  6. 5. Contents
  7. 6. Foreword
  8. 7. ["A People's History of American Empire"]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Prologue
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. ["Chapter I, The Internal Empire"]
  13. 12. Chapter I, The Internal Empire: The Massacre at Wounded Knee
  14. 13. Chapter I, The Internal Empire: Certain White Men
  15. 14. Chapter I, The Internal Empire: The Pullman Strike
  16. 15. Chapter I, The Internal Empire: The Open Door Policy
  17. 16. [""Chapter II, The Spanish-American War"]
  18. 17. Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: Antonio Maceo and the Cuban Revolution
  19. 18. Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: The Drumbeat for War
  20. 19. Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: Smoked Yankees: The Black 25th Infantry
  21. 20. Chapter II, The Spanish-American War: Spoils of War
  22. 21. ["Chapter III, The Invasion of the Philippines"]
  23. 22. Chapter III, The Invasion of the Philippines: Benevolent Assimilation
  24. 23. Chapter III, The Invasion of the Philippines: The Battle of Bud Dajo
  25. 24. ["Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State"]
  26. 25. Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: Righteous Conquest
  27. 26. Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: The Ludlow Massacre
  28. 27. Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: World War I
  29. 28. Chapter IV, War is the Health of the State: Resistance to War
  30. 29. ["Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious"]
  31. 30. Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious: Poor but Never Hungry
  32. 31. Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious: Sacco and Vanzetti
  33. 32. Chapter V, Growing Up Class-Conscious: Street Smarts
  34. 33. ["Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War?"]
  35. 34. Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War? Questioning War
  36. 35. Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War? Just Following Orders
  37. 36. Chapter VI, World War II: A People's War? The Atomic Age
  38. 37. "Chapter VII, The Cool War"
  39. 38. Chapter VII, The Cool War: The Jitterbug Riot
  40. 39. Chapter VII, The Cool War: The Cradle of R&B Fandom
  41. 40. ["Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire"]
  42. 41. Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: The Quiet War
  43. 42. Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: Shaken to the Bone
  44. 43. Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: The Bombs in Vietnam Explode at Home
  45. 44. Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: Vietnam: The Domino Theory
  46. 45. Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: From Resistance to Revolt
  47. 46. Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: The My Lai Massacre
  48. 47. Chapter VIII, Children of the Empire: A Peace Mission
  49. 48. ["Chapter IX, Land of Burning Children"]
  50. 49. Chapter IX, Land of Burning Children: What Happens to a Dream Deferred?
  51. 50. Chapter IX, Land of Burning Children: War Resistance at Home
  52. 51. Chapter IX, Land of Burning Children: The Second Battle of Wounded Knee
  53. 52. ["Chapter X, The Same Rotting Barrel"]
  54. 53. Chapter X, The Same Rotting Barrel: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  55. 54. Chapter X, The Same Rotting Barrel: Hostage to Imperialism
  56. 55. ["Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire"]
  57. 56. Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Sandinista Revolution
  58. 57. Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Covert War in Central America
  59. 58. Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Contra War
  60. 59. Chapter XI, Resurgence of Empire: The Iran-Contra Scandal
  61. 60. ["Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction"]
  62. 61. Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Iran: Overthrowing Democracy
  63. 62. Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Iran: Overthowing Democracy, Operation Ajax
  64. 63. Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Iran: Overthowing Democracy, Rule and Ruin of the Shah
  65. 64. Chapter XII, Covert Action and Reaction: Permanent War: The Bipartisan Consensus
  66. 65. ["Epilogue"]
  67. 66. ["Thank you, thank you."]
  68. 67. [no title indexed]
  69. 68. Bibliography
  70. 69. Credits
  71. 70. Acknowledgments
  72. 71. Index
  73. 72. The People Behind A People's History of American Empire
  74. 73. The American Empire Project
  75. 74. [no title indexed]
  76. 75. ["Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form"]
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