• A People's History of the United States

    A People's History of the United States

    Zinn, Howard

    The inspiration for Daisey’s show, Zinn’s work remains a controversial classic that shifts the traditional narrative of American history from famous men in high places to the people and their struggles.

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  • Across the Americas

    Across the Americas

    Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer interviews participants in the first Continental Congress of Indigenous Peoples, where Native people across the Americas spoke about their common legacies of survival and contemporary struggles over land, human rights and the environment.

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  • Anna Deavere Smith

    Anna Deavere Smith

    Deavere Smith’s one-woman show explores issues of race, identity, and community in America without props, sets or costumes as she inhabits characters of various races, genders and ages.

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  • 21 Dog Years

    21 Dog Years

    Daisey, Mike

    Daisey’s breakout monologue performance became a book in 2003, in which he describes his sometimes Kafkaesque, sometimes funny experiences working for Amazon in the company’s early days.

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  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

    An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

    Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne

    Native American historian and activist Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myths of the country and documents indigenous resistance to settler colonialist policies and practices aimed at displacing or eliminating natives.

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  • Democracy Now!

    Democracy Now!

    Goodman, Amy

    Democracy Now! host and executive producer Goodman offers a compelling retrospective of the program’s twenty years documenting progressive grassroots political movements around the globe.

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  • Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn

    This documentary about historian, activist and author Zinn explores his life through his labor, wartime, academic, and campaigning experiences, as seen in archival materials and interviews with Zinn and his colleagues.

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  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Isaacson, Walter

    In 2012, Daisey came under fire for fabricating some details in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” a monologue that was excerpted on the NPR program This American Life and later retracted. Here is a best-selling Jobs biography.

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  • Lies My Teacher Told Me

    Lies My Teacher Told Me

    Loewen, James W.

    In a critique of the traditional approach to US history, Loewen presents a different narrative and explores how certain myths and biases continue to be perpetrated in American education.

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  • 1491

    1491

    Mann, Charles C.

    Synthesizing insights from recent research in science, history and archaeology, Mann presents a portrait of a more advanced and bustling world in the pre-Columbian Americas than the one found in most traditional histories.

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