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The Zinn reader : writings on disobedience and democracy

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Seven Stories Press 1st edView all editions and formats
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No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. His A People's History of the United States has gone into more than 25 printings and sold over 400,000 copies. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010.
Zinn reader.
New York : Seven Stories Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605059923
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Zinn
ISBN: 1888363533 9781888363531 1888363541 9781888363548
OCLC Number: 37044017
Description: 668 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Race. The Southern mystique ; A quiet case of social change ; Finishing school for pickers ; Out of the sit-ins ; Kennedy : the reluctant emancipator ; Alabama : freedom day in Selma ; Mississippi : Hattiesburg ; The Selma to Montgomery march ; Abolitionists, freedom riders and the tactics of agitation ; When will the long feud end? --
II. Class. Growing up class-conscious ; LaGuardia in the Jazz Age ; The Wobbly spirit ; The Ludlow Massacre ; The limits of the New Deal ; Who owns the sun? ; The secret word --
III. War. Just and unjust war ; The bombing of Royan ; Vietnam: a matter of perspective ; Of fish and fishermen ; A speech for LBJ ; Dow shalt not kill ; Aggressive liberalism ; The curious chronology of the Mayaguez incident ; The CIA, Rockefeller, and the boys in the club ; Whom will we honor Memorial Day? ; What did Richard Nixon learn? ; Machiavellian realism and U.S. foreign policy : means and ends ; Terrorism over Tripoli --
IV. Law. Law and justice ; The problem is civil obedience ; The Bill of Rights ; Testifying at the Ellsberg trial ; Amazing grace: the movement wins in Camden ; Punishment ; Attica ; The biggest secret ; Where to look for a communist ; Plato : fallen idol ; Upton Sinclair and Sacco & Vanzetti --
V. History. Columbus and Western civilization ; The uses of scholarship ; Historian as citizen ; Secrecy, archives, and the public interest ; Freedom schools ; The new history ; "A university should not be a democracy" ; The Marines and the university ; How free is higher education? ; "Je ne suis pas marxiste" ; Jack London's The iron heel ; Discovering John Reed --
VI. Means and ends. Violence and human nature ; Non-violent direct action ; The new radicalism ; The spirit of rebellion ; Beyond voting ; The optimism of uncertainty ; Anarchism ; Failure to quit.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Howard Zinn.
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No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. His A People's History of the United States has gone into more than 25 printings and sold over 400,000 copies. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic justice, or history itself, each of his works serves as a reminder that to embrace one's subjectivity can mean embracing one's humanity, that heart and mind can speak with one voice. The Zinn Reader represents the first time Zinn has attempted to present the depth, and breadth, of his concerns in one volume. The result is a big book, and a monumental book, one that will remain, alongside A People's History of the United States, as an essential and necessary Zinn text.

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