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A people's history of the United States

Howard Zinn (author), Anthony Arnove (author of introduction)
Title
A people's history of the United States
Author
Howard Zinn
Author of introduction
Anthony Arnove
Language
English
Publisher
New York: Harper Perennial, 2016 | Other editions
XIII, 729 p.
ISBN
9780061965593 (paperback)
Placing suggestion
Verenigde Staten 941 (SISO) Landen ; Landen (ZIZO)

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About Howard Zinn

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Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, philosopher, socialist thinker and World War II veteran. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote over 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States in 1980. In 2007, he published a version of it for younger readers, A Young People's History of the United States.

Zinn described himself as "something of an anarchist, something of a socialist. Maybe a democratic socialist." He wrote extensively about the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and labor history of the United States. His memoir, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Beacon Press, 2002), was also the title of a 2004 documentary about Zinn's life and work. Zinn died of a heart attack in 2010, at age 87.

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