Twenty years after the publication of his foundational first book, Dr. Glaude reflects on the intellectual currents shaping the book and how they have informed his subsequent scholarly work and his public interventions.
In this lecture, Dr. Jones analyzes how federal lawmakers, as overseers of the congressional workplace, retreat from the very principles they promulgate in federal workplace law, and alternatively, maintain a workplace that is above the law.
Area residents and members of the University community packed the lobbies, studios and galleries of the Art Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts on Monday, Jan. 20, for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, co-sponsored by Princeton University.
Howard Zinn wrote one of the most popular books on American history ever. A People’s History of the United States has sold an astonishing two million copies since its first publication in 1980. The success of the book can also be measured by the way that it spawned a new genre of “people-centered” renditions of history. Zinn’s approach to history essentially inverted the traditional approach that placed the rich and powerful, along with the institutions they governed, as the central motors in the development of society. It was history told from above. Alternatively, Zinn championed an approach to history from the bottom up or from the perspective of “the people.”