Howard Zinn speaking. Taken on May 2, 2009 by Jim. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/86886338@N00/4311608769/in/photostream/ (CC BY-SA 2.0).
Howard Zinn speaking. Taken on May 2, 2009 by Jim. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/86886338@N00/4311608769/in/photostream/ (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Den amerikanske venstrefløjs-historiker og politiske aktivist Howard Zinn døde 27. januar 2010 i Santa Monica, Californien. Vi har samlet nekrologer og links til sites artikler og bøger.


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Den amerikanske venstrefløjs-historiker og politiske aktivist Howard Zinn døde 27. januar 2010 i Santa Monica, Californien. (Født i Brooklyn, New York 24. august 1922). Forfatter til “A People’s History of the United States” og “Voices of a People’s History of the United States”, som også er et oplæsningsprojekt.

The American radical historian and critical activist Howard Zinn died January 27, 2010 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. August 24, 1922). The author of “A People’s History of the United States” and “Voices of a People’s History of the United States”, which also is a reading project.

Udarbejdet 2010. Revideret april 2019.


Nu på dansk:

Howard Zinn: USA Folkets Historie, Forlaget Klim
Howard Zinn: USA Folkets Historie, Forlaget Klim

Howard Zinn: USA: folkets historie (Klim, 2019, 741 sider).
“… det første komplette værk, hvor man ser USA’s samlede historie nedefra – og formidlet så den almene læser kan forstå den i dybden. Den giver således stemme til landets oprindelige folk, afroamerikanere, kvinder, arbejdere, fattige og immigrantarbejdere og er fortalt ud fra deres perspektiv … Bogen er et vigtigt og nødvendigt bidrag til en komplet og afbalanceret forståelse af USA’s historie og regnes i dag for en moderne klassiker.”

Anmeldelser:

USA’s historie vendt på hovedet. Af Margit Andersen (Kommunist, nr.4, 2019). “[Bogen] skildrer historien set med de navnløses øjne og vurderet fra deres side.”
Se om engelsksprogede udgave nedenfor.


 

Sites & collections of articles

Pathfinder book store, Los Angeles, California, August 2000. Source: Own work. Author: Slobodandimitrov. (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Pathfinder book store, Los Angeles, California, August 2000. Source: Own work. Author: Slobodandimitrov. (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Howard Zinn (Wikipedia.org). Longer article with a lot of links, incl. to the articles in Scandinavian.

HowardZinn.org. Biography, Essays & Commentary, Audio & Video and Bibliography.

Howard Zinn (Facebook-page). Official commemorative page for Howard Zinn (1922-2010), historian, filmmaker, playwright, activist.

Howard Zinn (ZNet). Articles by Howard Zinn.

Howard Zinn (1922-2010) (Democracy Now, January 28, 2010). “A collection of his appearances is listed below”: Videoclips, videos incl. interviews & readings from ‘Voices of a People’s History …’

Zinn Education Project. “The project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States for teaching … The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.”


 

Nekrologer & artikler / Obituaries & articles

Howard Zinn’s life on the frontlines: an interview with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Jacobin, 19 November 2018)
“Howard Zinn’s life was a model for left-wing intellectuals to both produce and take action to transform the world.”

American Federation of Teachers’ journal slanders historian Howard Zinn. By Charles Bogle and Fred Mazelis (World Socialist Web Site, 18 February 2013)
“The Winter 2012-2013 issue of American Educator … features an article on Howard Zinn’s well-known A People’s History of the United States. The article, by Stanford University professor Sam Wineburg, is entitled, ‘Undue Certainty: Where Howard Zinn’s A People’s History Falls Short’.

In memory of Howard Zinn: his life and ideas. By Josh Lucker (In Defence of Marxism, 26 March 2010)
“Zinn’s work is of immense importance to our class and all those that seek a detailed repository of the untold stories of the workers and oppressed in the belly of the beast. He may not have been a Marxist, but he certainly was militant and a socialist until the very end.”

Howard Zinn: Bridging generations. By Ambre Ivol (Socialist Review, Issue 345, March 2010)
“Howard Zinn inspired generations of radicals. Ambre Ivol worked closely with him for the past few years at Boston University and his home.”

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010: An assessment of A People’s History of the United States. By Tom Eley (World Socialist Web Site, 15 February 2010)
“Given the book’s influence, any evaluation of Zinn requires serious consideration of his work as an historian.”

Sharing in a common struggle (SocialistWorker.org, February 12, 2010)
“Anthony Arnove, Howard Zinn’s collaborator on projects like the book Voices of a People’s History of the United States and the documentary The People Speak, pays tribute to a friend whose sense of solidarity and joy in life was infectious.”

Howard Zinn: a life of insubordination. By Brian Kelly (Socialist Worker, Issue 2187, 6 February 2010)
“Most people know him through A People’s History of the United States, which at two million copies has found its way into more hands than any other work of US history. Zinn himself saw the book as an explicit attempt to call into question the various myths that sustained a ‘general historical amnesia’ in the US.”

A memory of Howard Zinn. By Daniel Ellsberg (CounterPunch, January 29-31, 2010)
“I just learned that my friend Howard Zinn died today. Earlier this morning, I was being interviewed by the Boston Phoenix … The interviewer asked me who my own heroes were, and I had no hesitation in answering, first, ‘Howard Zinn’.”

Howard Zinn (1922-2010): A tribute to the legendary historian (Democracy Now, January 28, 2010, 59:05 min.)
“We remember Howard Zinn in his own words, and we speak with those who knew him best: Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove (includes rush transcript).”

The people’s historian. By Alan Maass (SocialistWorker.org, January 28, 2010)
“He taught millions about the hidden history of resistance in America – and he was a fixture of countless struggles for justice and equality.”
See also at SocialistWorker.org:
A historian who made history. By David Zirin (January 29, 2010)
The people’s history reading list (February 5, 2010)
A rebel for a better world. By Brian Jones (February 5, 2010)
He taught us to use our voice. By Marlene Martin (February 5, 2010)

Thank you, Howard Zinn. By Matthew Rothschild (The Progressive, January 28, 2010)
“Thank you, Howard Zinn, for always being there, for teaching us about class conflict in America, for championing equality, for renouncing nationalism and denouncing war, and for exalting the activist, the poet, the singer, the actor, the artist.”

Farewell, Howard Zinn (In These Times, January 28, 2010)
“Lots of ink will be spilled in the coming days exploring Zinn’s life (a long and fruitful one, by any reckoning). We here at working In These Times thought we’d offer a few personal recollections, along with some videos of Zinn himself.”

Howard Zinn: The historian who made history. By Dave Zirin (The Nation, 01/27/2010)
“With his death, we lose a man who did nothing less than rewrite the narrative of the United States. We lose a historian who also made history.”

You have to go beyond capitalism (International Socialist Review, Issue 66, July-August 2009)
“Dave Zirin interviewed acclaimed historian and activist Howard Zinn. The discussion ranged from the U.S. elections, the New Deal in the 1930s, the struggle for racial justice, equal marriage, and the need to recreate a socialist alternative.”

Howard Zinn on making history (Socialist Review, Issue 315, June 2007)
“Howard Zinn talks to Judith Orr about his life, war, class politics and taking sides.”


 

Books, plays & videos

Bibliography (HowardZinn.org)
“A selection of Howard Zinn’s published work, including links to each book’s publisher page.”

Audio and Videos (HowardZinn.org)
“An overview of the audio and video with and about Howard Zinn available at this site.”

Cover of A Peoples History of The United States By Howard Zinn
Cover of A Peoples History of The United States By Howard Zinn

A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present
(HarperCollins, 2003, 752 p.). 20th anniversary edition, with an updated section on the 2000 presidential election and the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
“Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools – with its emphasis on great men in high places – to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace.”
Dansk udgave: USA: folkets historie (Klim, 2019, 741 s.). “Bogen er et vigtigt og nødvendigt bidrag til en komplet og afbalanceret forståelse af USA’s historie og regnes i dag for en moderne klassiker.” Se anmeldelser:
USA’s historie vendt på hovedet. Af Margit Andersen (Kommunist, nr.4, 2019). “[Bogen] skildrer historien set med de navnløses øjne og vurderet fra deres side.”

See about the book:
The 1980-edition of the book online at History is a Weapon
A People’s History of the United States (Wikipedia.org)
Howard Zinn, 1922-2010: An assessment of A People’s History of the United States. By Tom Eley (World Socialist Web Site, 15 February 2010)
Book review by Paul Siegel (Socialist Action, No.1, January 1999)
Howard Zinn’s History. By James Green (The Cronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2003)

The people’s history reading list
(SocialistWorker.org, February 5, 2010)
“Howard Zinn came up with some recommendations if you really want to know what happened in U.S. history.”

The People Speak: Howard Zinn on Moyers Journal, Part 1 (Youtube, January 10, 2003, 9:36 min.): Don’t expect the leaders to do the trick for you !
See also Part 2 (8:08 min.) + Part 3 (8:58 min.).
See about the documentary The People Speak at Wikipedia.org

Cover of The People Speak by Howard Zinn.
Cover of The People Speak by Howard Zinn.

ISR guide to The People Speak (SocialistWorker.org, December 11, 2009)
“Here, Annie Zirin has assembled a list of articles from the archives of the International Socialist Review magazine that relate to the historical events or people referenced in The People Speak.”

Voices of a Peoples History of the US
“Voices was founded by a group of activists, artists and educators, led by historian Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, who together edited the book Voices of a People’s History of the United States (2004). See here Featured videos (including readings by Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Steve Earle and Viggo Mortensen).
See:
Video: Readings from Howard Zinn’s ‘Voices of a People’s History of the United States’ (Democracy Now! July 4, 2008, 58:59 min.). “Howard Zinn gathered with a group of actors, writers and editors for a public reading of the book … The cast included Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Danny Glover and many others.”
Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Seven Stories Press)
When ‘unimportant’ people speak out. Book review by Alan Maass (International Socialist Review, Issue 39, January-February 2005)
Five hundred years of fighting the beast. Book review by Martin Smith (Socialist Review, Issue 291, December 2004)

Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho
Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho

Marx in Soho (Wikipedia.org)
(South End Press, 1999, 55 p.)
“Marx is back! The premise of this witty and insightful ‘play on history’ is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.”
See:
Travels with Karl Marx. Review by Brian Jones (International Socialist Review, Issue 23, May-June 2002)
Karl Marx backward and forward. Review by Joe Auciello (Against the Current, Issue 93, July/August 2001)
Marx lives. Review by Esther Neslen (Socialist Review, Issue 232, July/August 1999)
See also:
Videos: Scenes from Marx in Soho, by Howard Zinn (Links: International Journal of Socialist Renewal)
Playlist for Marx in Soho on YouTube.com.

Videos:

A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn: Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me about the American Empire. By Howard Zinn. Narrated by Viggo Mortensen. Art by Mike Konopacki.

See:

A People’s History of American Empire (Wikipedia.org)

Howard Zinn Quote on Terrorism
Howard Zinn Quote on Terrorism

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