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Howard Zinn

History Is a Weapon is the website for Howard Zinn’s book A Peoples’ History of the United States. It’s a place where you can read the entire book for free. The title of the site links to his...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020, 1:50 pm (UTC)

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Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States was written by Howard Zinn (1922–2010) in an effort to tell the story of ordinary people. "In the long run, the oppressor is also a victim," Zinn wrote in...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019, 8:52 pm (UTC)

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Howard Zinn

Zinn argues in chapter nine of A People's History of the United States, entitled "Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom," that emancipation by the government would allow it to...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2018, 3:47 am (UTC)

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Howard Zinn

In his book A People's History of the United States, Zinn argues that the American Revolution was not truly a revolution. It wasn't, as a revolution usually is, a mass of common people rising up...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2018, 3:03 am (UTC)

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Howard Zinn

The lawsuit Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka is a landmark case which the US Supreme Court came to a decision about on May 17, 1954. The basis of the suit brought by Oliver Brown and other...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2020, 7:38 am (UTC)

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Howard Zinn

Cliometricians are historians who study the past from the viewpoint of statisticians. Howard Zinn considers a statistical approach to understanding the past to fall far short of a complete...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2018, 8:10 pm (UTC)

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Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn's personal experience deeply and profoundly shaped his worldview. First, Zinn knew firsthand what it was like to be poor. His parents were Jewish immigrants to New York City who worked...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2019, 9:25 pm (UTC)

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