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April 29, 2018
Peter Linebaugh, the US radical historian who has been called the “world's greatest living historian”, has written a superb series of articles on May Day. He shows that the holiday has its roots in the woodland cultures that grew up in the vast forests of ancient Europe. It was a spring festival, celebrating theÃâÃÂ ...
April 24, 2018
Radio Sputnik's By Any Means Necessary hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Gerald Horne, eminent radical historian and Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. Up for discussion are the Black press in America, how the failure to address racial apartheid inÃâÃÂ ...
November 30, 2017
Since the end of the Second World War, undergraduate and graduate education in international relations has been largely shaped by four theoretical approaches. As an undergraduate in the 1950s, I was exposed to the logic and rhetorical elegance of theories of political realism. The textbook used in myÃâÃÂ ...
Inside Higher Ed
September 13, 2017
The banner has prompted much anger on social media, and conservative media entities have published critical stories about it. The flag quote comes from Howard Zinn, the late radical historian. An Amherst spokeswoman said that the college does not know who put up the banner. And while the collegeÃâÃÂ ...
September 11, 2017
Early Monday morning, a banner was seen at Valentine Hall on campus reading “there is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” a quote by radical historian, liberal activist, and author Howard Zinn. "A shameless act that is disrespectful to the millions of Americans affected byÃâÃÂ ...
August 2, 2017
Boyd's tendency to roll-call serves him well here in this new book, using the subtitle and from-the-bottom-up historical approach made popular by white radical historian Howard Zinn. In this work of Black geographical genealogy as historical narrative, Boyd presents the names behind the often-invisible andÃâÃÂ ...
January 25, 2017
This is the spirit in which this weekend I'll be seeing Marx in Soho, a play by legendary radical historian Howard Zinn whose textbook A People's History of the United States seeks to set the record straight about American history. Marx in Soho also has a historical score to settle – that of Karl Marx, whoseÃâÃÂ ...
In These Times
November 30, 2016
The official, textbook history of any nation or group of people, writes radical historian Howard Zinn in A People's History of the United States, can be sure to conceal “the fierce conflicts of interests, sometimes exploding, often repressed, between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalistsÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
June 10, 2014
“Rarely appearing at historical conventions, rarely contributing to the little magazines of the left, Kolko is an impressively productive scholar,” Mr. Donald wrote in The New York Times Book Review in July 1970 in an overview titled “Radical Historians on the Move.” “Though most historians have written ofÃâÃÂ ...
July 30, 2010
Earlier today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a 423-page file on Howard Zinn, "radical historian, teacher, playwright, and political activist." Zinn, the author of A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than 2 million copies, died in January, following a heart attack heÃâÃÂ ...
January 27, 2010
Howard Zinn, historian and author of A People's History of the United States, has died of a heart attack. He was 87. Zinn was born in New York and worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yards and served as a bombardier in World War II. He attended school on the GI bill, was active in the civil rights movement, andÃâÃÂ ...
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