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A selection of the shorter writings and speeches that best reflect Zinn's views on race. As chairman of history at all black women's Spelman College, Zinn was an outspoken supporter of activists in the nascent civil rights movement. He firmly believed that bringing people of different races and nationalities together would create a more compassionate world, where equality is a given and not merely a dream. In clear, compassionate and present prose, Zinn shares his thoughts on the Abolitionists, John F. Kennedy and one of his final speeches on race.
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- "What can I say that will in any way convey the love, respect, and admiration I feel for this unassuming hero who was my teacher and mentor, this radical historian and people-loving 'trouble-maker, ' this man who stood with us and suffered with us? Howard Zinn was the best teacher I ever had, and the funniest." --Alice Walker
- "Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history, and his text is studded with telling quotations from labor leaders, war resisters, and fugitive slaves." --Eric Foner, The New York Times Book Review
The visionary historical work of professor and activist HOWARD ZINN (1922-2010) is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a "just war," because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. In his books, including A People's History of the United States, its companion volume Voices of a People's History of the United States, and countless other titles, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events.
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Book Description Seven Stories Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111609801342