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Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (1922—2010), author of A People's History of the United States, was a historian and playwright. This essay is adapted from a lecture he gave for MIT's Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies.


Myths of American exceptionalism.

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn on the 1960’s “inspiring, magnificent core.”

Howard Zinn