Catalogue


The Zinn reader : writings on disobedience and democracy /
Howard Zinn.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York : Seven Stories Press, c2009.
description
746 p.
ISBN
1583228705 (pbk.), 9781583228708 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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uniform title
imprint
New York : Seven Stories Press, c2009.
isbn
1583228705 (pbk.)
9781583228708 (pbk.)
catalogue key
6840467
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1997-11-15:
Historian, leftist activist, author of the popular People's History of the United States (New Pr., 1995) and other works of history, politics, and drama, retired professor Zinn has compiled 61 previously published essays on various historical topics and illuminates here his passionate commitment to social justice and political and economic democracy. The essays are arranged in six categories: race, class, war, law, history, and "means and ends." Lucid and at times poignant, they convey Zinn's belief that a historian's judgment about what should be written reflects her or his values. Some of the riveting events covered include the social revolution of the Civil Rights Movement, Allied atrocities during World War II, the murderous suppression of the Attica, New York, prison rebellion, and the hagiographic persistence of the Christopher Columbus narrative. Recommended for academic and public libraries.‘Charles L. Lumpkins, Bloomsburg Univ. Lib., Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Main Description
No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. 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. Here, in six sections, is the historian's own choice of his shorter essays on some of the most critical problems facing America throughout its history, and today.
Main Description
Represents Howard Zinn through the depth and breadth of his concerns in one volume. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic justice or history itself, each of his works serves as a reminder that embracing one's subjectivity can mean embracing one's humanity. The result is a monumental book that will remain, alongside A People's History of the United States, as an essential and necessary Zinn text.
Main Description
The Zinn Reader represents Howard Zinn through the depth, and breadth, of his concerns in one volume. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic justice, or history itself, each of his works serves as a reminder that embracing one's subjectivity can mean embracing one's humanity, that heart and mind can speak with one voice. The result is a monumental book, one that will remain, alongside A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History of the United States, A Young People's History of the United States, and La otra historia, as an essential and necessary Zinn text.No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. His A People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies.

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