Books: Non-Fiction

The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy

Book — Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2009. 746 pages.
A volume of essays emphasizing six areas that have been important to Zinn's work since the late 1950s — race, class, war, law, and history.
Time Periods: All US History

thezinnreaderThe Zinn Reader represents Howard Zinn through the depth and breadth of his concerns in one volume. The book includes:

• the hard fact of racism, in the South and in the North, at the start of the civil rights movement;

• Zinn on LaGuardia, the Ludlow Massacre, and “Growing Up Class-Conscious”;

• questioning the very idea of a “just war”;

• LBJ, the CIA, Nixon, and the bombing of Hiroshima;

• civil disobedience and the role of punishment in our society;

• on Upton Sinclair, Sacco and Vanzetti, and “Where to Look for a Communist”;

• why historians don’t have to be “objective” and how the power of the academy is wasted;

• on anarchism, violence, and human nature, and “The Spirit of Rebellion.”

Currently available as an e-book only.

ISBN: 9781583228708 | Seven Stories Press