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Howard Zinn

Howard ZinnBorn: 24-Aug-1922
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 27-Jan-2010
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A People's History of the United States

Military service: USAF (1943)

Historian and political activist noted for presenting American and world history from the perspectives of ordinary people, as opposed to the more standard-issue accounts of politicians, Presidents, and military leaders making history.

Father: Eddie Zinn (waiter)
Mother: Jenny Rabinowitz
Wife: Roslyn Schechter (m. 1944, d. 2008, 2 children)
Son: Jeff (b. 1950)
Daughter: Myla Kabat-Zinn

    University: BA, New York University (1951)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1952)
    University: PhD History, Columbia University (1956)
    Scholar: Harvard University
    Teacher: Upsala College, East Orange, NJ (1953-56)
    Professor: Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (1956-63)
    Professor: Boston University (1964-88)

    Bill of Rights Defense Committee Advisory Board
    Disarm Education Fund National Advisory Board
    Fund for Constitutional Government Advisory Board
    Jewish Voice for Peace Advisory Board
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Pentagon Papers expert witness
    Thomas Merton Award 1991
    Air Medal
    Heart Attack 27-Jan-2010 (fatal)
    Austrian Ancestry Paternal
    Russian Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry

    Ethos (10-Feb-2011) · Himself
    I Am (Oct-2010) · Himself
    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (11-Sep-2009) · Himself
    Sacco and Vanzetti (6-Apr-2006)
    An Unreasonable Man (23-Jan-2006) · Himself
    One Bright Shining Moment (16-Sep-2005) · Himself
    The Corporation (10-Sep-2003) · Himself

Author of books:
The Southern Mystique (1964, history)
SNCC: The New Abolitionists (1964, history)
New Deal Thought (1966, history)
Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal (1967, history)
The Politics of History (1970, history)
Postwar America: 1945-1971 (1973, history)
Justice in Everyday Life: The Way It Really Works (1974, history)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (1980, history)
Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology (1990, history)
Failure to Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic Historian (1993, history)
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (1994, autobiography)
The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy (1997, history)
The Future of History (1999, interviews with David Barsamian)
Howard Zinn on History (2000, history)
Howard Zinn on War (2000, history)
Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century (2001, history; with Dana Frank and Robin D. G. Kelley)
Terrorism and War (2002, history)
Disobedience and Democracy: Nine Fallacies of Law and Order (2002, history)
Artists in Times of War (2003, history)
Howard Zinn on Democratic Education (2004, history)
A Power Governments Cannot Suppress (2006, history)
History Matters: Conversations on History and Politics (2006, interviews with David Barsamian)
The Unraveling of the Bush Presidency (2007, history)
A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation (2008, illustrated history; with Mike Konopacki and Paul Buhle)

Wrote plays:
Marx in Soho: A Play on History (1999)
Emma (2002)

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