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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.

Sites & collections of articles


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). “Over the years, Howard Zinn has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now! 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, 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’.” 2010zinnTCbox.jpg

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)

Howard Zinn (1922-2010): In lieu of flowers, organize. By Al Giordano (The Field/Blog, January 28, 2010)
“Howard Zinn didn’t want or need flowery eulogies. He wanted us to get out there and do the work he chronicled. In lieu of flowers, organize, document and tell the stories of that organizing so that others may, too, be inspired to do the same.”

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, June 2007)
“Howard Zinn talks to Judith Orr about his life, war, class politics and taking sides.”

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