Howard Zinn | American historian and social activist | A People’s History of the United States

Howard Zinn, (1922 -2010 )

Howard Zinn Historian, born in New York City, New York, USA. He studied at New York (1951 BA) and Columbia (1952 MA; 1958 Ph.D.) universities, then taught at Upsala College (1953–6), Spelman College (1956–63), and Boston University (1964–88; professor emeritus 1988). Howard Zinn received an Air Medal and battle stars for service in the US Army Air Forces (1943–5). Active in social and political affairs throughout his life, and an authority on the history of American civil disobedience, he participate with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the civil-rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. As a prominent protester against American aggression in Vietnam, he helps secure the release of the first three American prisoners-of-war. Howard Zinn drew upon personal experience to discuss civil rights in SNCC: The New Abolitionists (1964) and American militarism in Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal (1967). His work, A People’s History of the United States (1980), approaches history from the viewpoint of the working class and minority groups. In 1959 Howard Zinn receive the Beveridge Prize for LaGuardia in Congress.

1959 LaGuardia in Congress
1964 SNCC: The New Abolitionists
1967 Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal
1980 A People’s History of the United States
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