Tag Archives: Howard Zinn

Consensus History, or Not?


It may be that we are living at a time when Americans are seeking to reassert a national and cultural identity that seemed in jeopardy in the aftermath of the Cold War. Throughout most of American history, many Americans’ conceptions … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn and “People’s History”


Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was never a stranger to controversy. As an historian at Boston University he was pilloried for his Marxist interpretation of American history with its emphasis on class and deep divisions in our past as well as our … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “A People’s History of Sports in the United States”


A People’s History of Sports in the United States. By Dave Zirin. New York: The New Press, 2008. I have appreciated Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States since I was first exposed to it. I have also been … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Twentieth Century: A People’s History”


The Twentieth Century: A People’s History. By Howard Zinn. New York: HarperCollins, 2003. No historian of the United States has been more provocative than Howard Zinn (1922–2010), whose leftist philosophy permeated his writings and never failed to challenge his readers. … Continue reading

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Mormon Nauvoo and the Question of Class and Power


This, of course, gets to the really interesting questions of power: who holds it, and more important why they hold it and how they use it. There should be no question, of course, that social, economic, educational, institutional, and other … Continue reading

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