A Zombie's History of the United States: From the Massacre by Josh Miller

By Josh Miller

“Americans were taught that their country is civilized and humane. yet, too usually, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.”

—Howard Zinn

Shedding mild on 500 years of suppression, this stunning exposé unearths the pivotal function in American heritage performed via its so much invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to international Wars and international hegemony, A Zombie’s historical past of the U.S. tells the strong and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:

•The zombie bloodbath of eu colonists at Plymouth Rock

•The grotesque killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis through his fellow explorer William Clark

•The doomed protection of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead

•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German hearth through an undead Lt. Audie Murphy

•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and frequently misplaced) zombies into space

•The anti-terrorist software to prevent the weaponization of the zombie virus

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The humblest peasant is as free in the sight of God as the proudest monarch that ever swayed a sceptre. ” For exhortative speakers, such evil divides the world in two, with the good on one side sharply separated from the bad on the other. In that way, Garnet could bind free African Americans with their enslaved brethren. ” A fugitive slave himself who had lost his family to bounty hunters, Garnet’s declaration of the kinship between free and enslaved African Americans draws upon his experience rather than his poetic imagination.

Midway through the speech, he attacks this subject with a series of provocatively worded imperative sentences: “Look around you, and behold the bosoms of your loving wives heaving with untold agonies! Hear the cries of your poor children! Remember the stripes your fathers bore. Think of the torture and disgrace of your noble mothers. ” Twice in the speech he returns to that theme, including once in the conclusion. Throughout the speech, his language, especially the verbs, adjectives, and epithets, underlines the emotional cruelty of slavery.

Nineteen struck for liberty or death. But one life was taken, and the whole were emancipated, and the vessel was carried into Nassau, New Providence. Noble men! Those who have fallen in freedom’s conflict, their memories will be cherished by the true hearted and the God fearing in all future generations; those who are living, their names are surrounded by a halo of glory. Brethren, arise, arise! Strike for your lives and liberties. Now is the day and the hour. Let every slave throughout the land do this, and the days of slavery are numbered.

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