Howard Zinn Further Reading

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Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Knoll, Erwin. “No More Cheers.” Washington Post Book World (15 April 1973): 3.

Reviews Postwar America: 1945-1971, contending that Zinn's experiences—as a blue-collar worker, as an Air Force bombardier, as a civil rights activist, and as a leader in the opposition to the Vietnam War—all contribute to his history of postwar America.

McGill, Ralph. “Race: Results Instead of Reasons.” Saturday Review 48, no. 2 (9 January 1965): 52.

Suggests that Zinn's two books on the civil rights movement in the South suffer from over-generalization and sentimentalism.

Perlin, Terry M. “Getting Justice.” Dissent 22 (summer 1975): 297-98.

Reviews Justice in Everyday Life: The Way It Really Works, asserting that although Zinn accurately presents case studies of the injustices common to modern life, the book as a whole “suffers from considerable naiveté.”

Spoehr, Luther. Review of A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. Saturday Review 7, no. 3 (2 February 1980): 37.

Dismisses Zinn's alternative history as a simplistic record of exploitation.

Additional coverage of Zinn's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1‐4R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 2, 33, 90; Literature Resource Center.