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Howard Zinn, US historian and activist, dies aged 87

Howard Zinn, US historian and activist, dies aged 87

The American historian, playwright and author of the bestseller A People’s History of the United States, which presents a leftist view of US history, has died

By Alison Flood

American historian,

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Losing Our Favorite Teacher

By Bill Bigelow

On learning of the sudden death of Howard Zinn at 87, friend and fellow social justice activist Fred Branfman wrote, “I have met many political people in my lifetime. Howard was by far the most honest, human,

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Women’s History and the Zinn Education Project

Radio Broadcast

How did the 8-hour work day come about? Do local students know about Lucy Parsons and the first May Day (in 1886)? Do you? Women played important roles in labor history, but their perspectives are sometimes overlooked. In

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A People’s Website

Many of us adult educators are familiar with Howard Zinn, the revolutionary historian who wrote “A People’s History of the United States,” and “A Young People’s History of the United States.” If you are a teacher who has enjoyed using

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Choosing an Alternative to Honoring Christopher Columbus

It’s old news, so to speak, about Christopher Columbus. The Genoese explorer received his commission and subsidy from the Spanish monarchs who also brought the Inquisition to Castile and Aragón—as well as to Spanish possessions ranging from the Netherlands and

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