Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn (1922-2010)


Though I only saw the legendary 'people's historian of the United States' once, at the 'Marxism' conference in London in 2000 (where his play Marx in Soho was also performed), news of Howard Zinn's passing is still very sad - as it is I am sure for many many readers of Histomat. His writings on race, class and power in America, the nature of history and the role and responsibility of the historian in society more broadly were an inspiration, revelation and education personally - and his sane, courageous voice will be sorely missed in the struggles ahead. I will add tributes/obits etc etc below when I get time.

Ambre Ivol 'Howard Zinn: Bridging generations'
Howard Zinn on Making History (2007 interview)
Howard Zinn.Org
Brian Kelly 'Howard Zinn: a life of insubordination'
Alan Maass, 'The people's historian'
Dave Zurin 'Howard Zinn: The Historian Who Made History'
Geoffrey Hodgson 'Obituary'
Michael Greenwell 'Howard Zinn: Radical Historian'
Victoria Brittan 'Howard Zinn's lesson to us all'

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1 Comments:

At 7:55 pm, Blogger Phil said...

"I only saw the legendary 'people's historian of the United States' once, at the 'Marxism' conference in London in 2000"

I think you may mean 1999 (unless he was there two years in a row).

There are links to numerous obituaries and tributes here: http://www.howardzinn.org/default/index.php.

 

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