Howard Zinn, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Howard Zinn

American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker

Date of Birth: 24-Aug-1922

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Date of Death: 27-Jan-2010

Profession: writer, historian, playwright, political scientist, human rights activist, university teacher, journalist, pacifist, peace activist, historian of the modern age, labor historian

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Howard Zinn

  • Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker.
  • He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University.
  • Zinn wrote over 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States.
  • In 2007, he published a version of it for younger readers, A Young People's History of the United States.Zinn described himself as "something of an anarchist, something of a socialist.
  • Maybe a democratic socialist." He wrote extensively about the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement, and labor history of the United States.
  • His memoir, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Beacon Press, 2002), was also the title of a 2004 documentary about Zinn's life and work.
  • Zinn died of a heart attack in 2010, at age 87.

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