Zinn Reader Writings on Disobedience and Democracy

ISBN-10: 1583228705
ISBN-13: 9781583228708
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Howard Zinn
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 746
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

The Zinn Reader represents Howard Zinn through the depth, and breadth, of his concerns in one volume. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic justice, or history itself, each of his works serves as a reminder that embracing one's subjectivity can mean embracing one's humanity, that heart and mind can speak with one voice. The result is a monumental book, one that will remain, alongside A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History of the United States, A Young People's History of the United States, and La otra historia, as an essential and necessary Zinn text.No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. His A People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies.

A committed radical historian and activist, Howard Zinn approaches the study of the past from the point of view of those whom he feels have been exploited by the powerful. Zinn was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. After working in local shipyards during his teens, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, where he saw combat as a bombardier in World War II. He received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1958 and was a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian studies at Harvard University. While teaching at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Zinn joined the civil rights movement and wrote The Southern Mystique (1964) and SNCC: The New Abolitionists (1964). He also became an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, writing Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal (1967) and visiting Hanoi to receive the first American prisoners released by the North Vietnamese. Zinn's best-known and most-praised work, as well as his most controversial, is A People's History of the United States (1980). It explores American history under the thesis that most historians have favored those in power, leaving another story untold. Zinn discusses such topics as Native American views of Columbus and the socialist and anarchist opposition to World War I in examining his theory that historical change is most often due to "mass movements of ordinary people." Zinn's other books include You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (1995) and Artists in Times of War (2004). He has also written the plays Emma (1976), Daughter of Venus (1985), and Marx in Soho (1999).

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