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    HOWARD ZINN 1922–2010

    Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922-January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist.


even_the_rain_cropColumbus and the Lens of History

For Columbus Day, we feature an excerpt from Chapter One of A People’s History of the United States. Howard Zinn describes why he tells the story of Columbus’s arrival “from the viewpoint of the Arawaks” and “the inevitable taking of sides which comes from selection and emphasis in history.” This is followed by additional resources for examining the impact of Columbus’s arrival. Continue reading.

Revolutionary War Battle • Artist unknown • Georgia StudiesUntold Truths About the American Revolution

In time for Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, we share this 2009 Progressive article in which Howard Zinn writes: “We were a class society from the beginning. America started off as a society of rich and poor, people with enormous grants of land and people with no land. And there were riots, there were bread riots in Boston, and riots and rebellions all over the colonies, of poor against rich, of tenants breaking into jails to release people who were in prison for nonpayment of debt. There was class conflict. We try to pretend in this country that we’re all one happy family. We’re not.” Continue reading.


Second Annual Howard Zinn Bookfair 2015

The second annual Howard Zinn Book Fair (HZBF) will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus. Visit www.howardzinnbookfair.com for updates, schedule, and more information.

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Audio and Video

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Related Projects

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