Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a professor of political science at Boston University for 24 years and wrote over 20 books, among which 'A People's History of the United States' is his best-known work. Zinn's writing focused on a variety of issues, including civil rights, civil liberties, and anti-war movements. His work emphasized the perspectives of those typically marginalized in historical narratives.


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  1. 1. A People's History of the United States

    This book is a comprehensive overview of American history from the perspective of the marginalized and underrepresented groups, rather than the typical focus on political elites. It covers a wide range of historical events and periods, including the discovery of the continent, the founding of the United States, slavery, the Civil War, and up to the modern era. The book challenges traditional narratives and provides a critical and thought-provoking look at the nation's past.