KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY IS A WEAPON

I read Howard Zinn’s book, “A People’s History of the United States” many years ago.

I am happy to let everyone know of a  link to a free online copy of this wonderful enlightening book of the little known facts of America’s true history on the early beginnings of this country and its sin of slavery, miscegenation, race hatred of black Americans, theft of Native Americans entire continent in the name of “Manifest Destiny”, Asian Exclusion Act, and the wages of whiteness and how today’s ethnic Italians, Poles, and Jews eventually became “white” at the expense of black America.

Some of the chapters include:

1.  Columbus, the Indians and Human Progress

2.  Drawing the Color Line

7.  As Long as the Grass Grows And the Water Runs

8.  We Take Nothing By Conquest, Thank God

9.  Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom

To name just a few engaging reads.

America has yet to live up to her promise of a “land of the free, home of the brave”  for all of her citizens. She has yet to completely live up to the original intent of the Declaration of Indepence, where “all men (and women) are created equal”. But, there is still hope for this country, hope that it can, and will embrace and celebrate the differences of its many racial and ethnic groups, while at the same time realizing the commonality that we all have with each other, as individuals, as a nation.

Please check out this great book via the following link:

http://historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html

You will be glad you did.

Enjoy!

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2 responses to “KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY IS A WEAPON

  1. Knowledge of U.S. and world history is definitely a weapon against willful ignorance by mainstream Americans. They tend to deny their role in the maintenance of racism and white privilege and tell people of Color to ignore their heritage and not to talk about race. This should be required reading for all Americans, for we all play a part, for good and ill, the shaping of this country.

    Stephanie B.

  2. Pingback: IN REMEMBRANCE: 1-30-2010 « BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

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