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Howard Zinn

American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker

1922   -   2010

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: New York University, Columbia University, Thomas Jefferson High School
occupation: playwright, political scientist, historian of the modern age, historian, writer, university teacher, pacifist, journalist, peace activist, labor historian, human rights activist
award received: Thomas Merton Award
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Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote over 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 Movement and 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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works

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Daughter of Venus

play written by Howard Zinn

author: Howard Zinn

Emma

play by historian and playwright Howard Zinn

author: Howard Zinn

Marx in Soho

play written by Howard Zinn

author: Howard Zinn

The Bomb

author: Howard Zinn

Declarations of Independence

author: Howard Zinn

The Politics of History

author: Howard Zinn

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