Zinn Reader Writings on Disobedience and Democracy

ISBN-10: 1888363541

ISBN-13: 9781888363548

Edition: 1997

Authors: Howard Zinn

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No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn, The Zinn Reader represents the first time Zinn has attempted to present the depth, and breadth, of his concerns in one volume.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 670
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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).

The Southern Mystique (from The American Scholar and The Southern Mystique)
A Quiet Case of Social Change (from The Crisis)
Finishing School for Pickets (from The Nation)
Out of the Sit-Ins (from SNCC: The New Abolitionists)
Kennedy: The Reluctant Emancipator (from The Nation)
Alabama: Freedom Day in Selma (from SNCC: The New Abolitionists)
Mississippi: Hattiesburg (from SNCC: The New Abolitionists)
The Selma to Montgomery March (from The Nation)
Abolitionists, Freedom Riders and the Tactics of Agitation (from The Anti-Slavery Vanguard and The Columbia University Forum)
When Will the Long Feud End? (from the Boston Globe)
Growing Up Class-Conscious (from You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train)
LaGuardia in the Jazz Age (from The Politics of History)
The Wobbly Spirit (from The Nation)
The Ludlow Massacre (from The Politics of History)
The Limits of the New Deal (from New Deal Thought)
Who Owns the Sun? (from the Boston Globe)
The Secret Word (from the Boston Globe)
Just and Unjust War (from Declarations of Independence)
The Bombing of Royan (from The Politics of History)
Vietnam: A Matter of Perspective (from Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal)
Of Fish and Fishermen (from Ramparts and Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal)
A Speech for LBJ (from Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal)
Dow Shalt Not Kill (from The New South Student)
Aggressive Liberalism (from The Politics of History)
The Curious Chronology of the Mayaguez Incident (from the Boston Globe)
The CIA, Rockefeller, and the Boys in the Club (from the Boston Globe)
Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day? (from the Boston Globe)
What Did Richard Nixon Learn? (from the Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin)
Machiavellian Realism and U.S. Foreign Policy: Means and Ends (from Declarations of Independence)
Terrorism Over Tripoli (from Failure to Quit)
Law and Justice (from Declarations of Independence)
The Problem is Civil Obedience (from Violence: The Crisis of American Confidence)
The Bill of Rights (from Failure to Quit)
Testifying at the Ellsberg Trial (from The Real Paper)
Amazing Grace: The Movement Wins in Camden (from Liberation)
Punishment (from Justice in Everyday Life)
Attica (from The Saturday Review)
The Biggest Secret (from the Boston Globe)
Where to Look for a Communist (from Newsday and Z Magazine)
Plato: Fallen Idol (from Z Magazine and Failure to Quit)
Upton Sinclair and Sacco and Vanzetti (Introduction to Boston)
Columbus and Western Civilization (from Open Magazine Pamphlet Series)
The Uses of Scholarship (from The Saturday Review and The Politics of History)
Historian as Citizen (from the New York Times Book Review)
Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest (from The Midwestern Archivist)
Freedom Schools (from The Nation)
The New History (from the Boston Globe)
"A University Should Not Be a Democracy" (from The Progressive)
The Marines and the University (from the Boston Phoenix)
How Free is Higher Education? (From Failure to Quit)
"Je Ne Suis Pas Marxiste" (from Z Magazine and Failure to Quit)
Jack London's The Iron Heel (Introduction to The Iron Heel)
Discovering John Reed (from the Boston Globe)
Means and Ends
Violence and Human Nature (from Declarations of Independence)
Non-Violent Direct Action (from the American Journal of Ortho-Psychiatry)
The New Radicalism (from The New Left)
The Spirit of Rebellion (from the Boston Globe)
Beyond Voting (from the Boston Globe)
The Optimism of Uncertainty (from Failure to Quit)
Anarchism (Introduction to Herbert Read's Anarchy and Order)
Failure to Quit (from Failure to Quit)
Suggestions for Further Reading
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