Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote more than twenty books, including his best-selling and influential ”A People’s History of the United States. 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 and anti-war movements, and labor history of the United States. His memoir, ”You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train”, was also the title of a 2004 documentary about Zinn’s life and work. Zinn died of a heart attack in 2010, aged 87.

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