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Author Joyce, Davis D., 1940-

Title Howard Zinn : a radical American vision / Davis D. Joyce ; foreword by Noam Chomsky.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  973.07202 Z66Bj 2003    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 268 pages, [4] pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The life and writings of Howard Zinn : a brief chronology -- Growing up class-conscious, 1922-1956 -- The South and the movement, 1956-1964 -- You can't be neutral on a moving train, 1973-1988 -- Failure to quit, 1988-Present -- Howard Zinn's radical American vision : a preliminary assessment.
Summary "This first-ever biography of Howard Zinn traces in broad strokes the story of his life, placing special emphasis on his involvement in both the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War protests. Biographer and historian Davis Joyce summarizes each of Zinn's books within the context of his life, analyzes the evolution of Zinn's ideas, and concludes with a preliminary assessment of his life's work." "Joyce argues that Zinn's views are radical because they seek to bring about fundamental change in the political, social, and economic order. No armchair historian, Zinn has spent his whole life working for change and crusading for peace and justice. In a crucial and often-quoted passage from A People's History, Zinn boldly declares his agenda: "I prefer to try to tell the story of the discovery of America from the viewpoint of the Arawaks, of the Constitution from the standpoint of the slaves, of Andrew Jackson as seen by the Cherokees ... of the rise of industrialism as seen by the young women in the Lowell textile mills."" "Though some would label Zinn's position anti-American, Joyce contends that Zinn's approach is rooted in the very ideals upon which the United States was founded, especially those embodied in the Declaration of Independence. His life has been motivated by the vision of what America could be, as opposed to what it actually is, and has been dedicated to the struggle to make that vision a reality. Joyce also considers how Zinn fits into the New Left, radical school of historical writing of the 1960s and beyond."--Jacket.
Subject Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010.
Historians -- United States -- Biography.
Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010 -- Political and social views.
United States -- Historiography.
United States -- Politics and government -- Historiography.
United States -- History -- Book reviews.
Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010 (OCoLC)fst01734796
Historians. (OCoLC)fst00957686
Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00958221
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst01919764
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Book reviews. (OCoLC)fst01423756
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Chomsky, Noam.
ISBN 1591021316 (acid-free paper)
9781591021315 (acid-free paper)

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