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Howard Zinn Topics

Howard Zinn, one of the country’s most celebrated historians, died of a heart attack January 27, 2010, in Santa Monica, California. He was 87 years old. His classic work, A People’s History of the United States, changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies and continues to sell more copies each successive year.

Over the years, Howard Zinn has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now! A collection of his appearances is listed below.

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  • Howard Zinn is arguably one of the most important historians in the United States today. But that’s not because he’s followed the traditional route to influence and political power of historians before him. Instead, Howard Zinn has established himself as a "historian from below" — one who writes and chronicles the past from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically. The results...
    June 10, 1997 | Story
  • The leader of the movement to look at history from the perspective of people of color and the powerless in our society is Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to the Present. In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, we now bring you an excerpt of a speech by Howard Zinn. [includes rush transcript]
    October 14, 1996 | Story