Site de recherche
Ce site utilise des cookies pour fournir nos services, optimiser les performances, pour les analyses, et (si vous n'êtes pas connecté) pour les publicités. En utilisant Librarything, vous reconnaissez avoir lu et compris nos conditions générales d'utilisation et de services. Votre utilisation du site et de ses services vaut acceptation de ces conditions et termes.
Photo de l'auteur(-trice). Photo by Robert Birnbaum (courtesy of the photographer)

Photo by Robert Birnbaum (courtesy of the photographer)

MembresCritiquesPopularitéÉvaluationFavoris   Évènements   
20,999 (25,452)308883 (4.08)990
A committed radical historian and activist, Howard Zinn approaches the study of the past from the point of view of those whom he feels have been exploited by the powerful. Zinn was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. After working in local shipyards during his teens, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, where he saw combat as a bombardier in World War II. He received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1958 and was a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian studies at Harvard University. While teaching at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Zinn joined the civil rights movement and wrote The Southern Mystique (1964) and SNCC: The New Abolitionists (1964). He also became an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, writing Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal (1967) and visiting Hanoi to receive the first American prisoners released by the North Vietnamese. Zinn's best-known and most-praised work, as well as his most controversial, is A People's History of the United States (1980). It explores American history under the thesis that most historians have favored those in power, leaving another story untold. Zinn discusses such topics as Native American views of Columbus and the socialist and anarchist opposition to World War I in examining his theory that historical change is most often due to "mass movements of ordinary people." Zinn's other books include You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (1995) and Artists in Times of War (2004). He has also written the plays Emma (1976), Daughter of Venus (1985), and Marx in Soho (1999). (Bowker Author Biography) Howard Zinn grew up in the immigrant slums of Brooklyn, where he worked in shipyards in his late teens. He saw combat duty as an air force bombardier in World War II, and afterward received his doctorate in history from Columbia University. His first book, "La Guardia in Congress", was an Albert Beveridge Prize winner. In 1956, he moved with his wife and children to Atlanta to become chairman of the history department of Spelman College. He has since written and edited many more books, including A People's History of the United States, SNCC: The New Abolitionist; Disobedience and Democracy; The Politics of History; The Pentagon Papers: Critical Essays; You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times; and The Zinn Reader (Seven Stories Press, 1997). Zinn is also the author of three plays, Emma, Daughter of Venus, and Marx in Soho. Among the many honors Zinn has received is the 1998 Lannan Literary Award for nonfiction. A professor emeritus of political science at Boston University, he lives with his wife, Roslyn, in the Boston area, near their children and grandchildren. (Publisher Provided)
— biography from Une histoire populaire des États-Unis. De 1492 à nos jours
… (plus d'informations)
Voices of a People's History of the United States (Directeur de publication) 678 exemplaire(s), 2 critiques
A People's History of American Empire 645 exemplaire(s), 23 critiques
A Power Governments Cannot Suppress 312 exemplaire(s), 3 critiques
Terrorism and War 243 exemplaire(s), 3 critiques
Artists in Times of War and Other Essays 144 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
The Politics of History 134 exemplaire(s)
Howard Zinn on History 125 exemplaire(s)
Howard Zinn on War 118 exemplaire(s)
Karl Marx, le retour 117 exemplaire(s), 2 critiques
SNCC: The New Abolitionists 105 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
The Bomb 60 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
New Deal thought 47 exemplaire(s)
Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal 44 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
The Southern Mystique 44 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Howard Zinn on Race 41 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Just War 37 exemplaire(s)
Artburn (Préface; quelques éditions) 26 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Playbook (Auteur) 16 exemplaire(s)
Stories Hollywood Never Tells 15 exemplaire(s), 2 critiques
LaGuardia in Congress 14 exemplaire(s)
The Pentagon Papers: Critical Essays: Volume Five (Directeur de publication) 13 exemplaire(s)
La Mentalité américaine 10 exemplaire(s)
L'impero americano 3 exemplaire(s)
Le talon de fer (Introduction, quelques éditions) 1,297 exemplaire(s), 35 critiques
You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion,… (Contributeur, quelques éditions) 652 exemplaire(s), 3 critiques
A People's History of the Supreme Court (Avant-propos) 611 exemplaire(s), 10 critiques
Encyclopedia of the American Left (Contributeur, quelques éditions) 101 exemplaire(s)
Life of an Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman Reader (Introduction, quelques éditions) 91 exemplaire(s)
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (Contributeur) 68 exemplaire(s), 1 critique
Harvey Wasserman's History of the United States (Introduction) 45 exemplaire(s)
Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation (Avant-propos, quelques éditions) 22 exemplaire(s)

Utilisateurs possédant le plus d'œuvres de l'auteur

Favoris des utilisateurs

Howard Zinn a 4 évènements passés. (show)

Vous devez vous identifier pour modifier le Partage des connaissances.
Pour plus d'aide, voir la page Aide sur le Partage des connaissances [en anglais].
Nom canonique
Nom légal
Autre(s) nom(s)
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
Pays (pour la carte)
Lieu de naissance
Lieu du décès
Cause du décès
Lieux de résidence
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Prix et distinctions
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Courte biographie
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
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, the 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.
Notice de désambigüisation

Critiques des anciens de LibraryThing en avant-première

Le livre You Can't Be Neutral On a Moving Train: A Personal History de Howard Zinn était disponible sur LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Évaluations des utilisateurs

Moyenne: (4.08)
0.5 4
1 55
1.5 8
2 127
2.5 37
3 475
3.5 123
4 1131
4.5 111
5 1267

Photos de l'auteur (4)


(voir toutes les 4 images d'auteurs)

Améliorer cette page d'auteur

Combiner ou séparer des œuvres

Séparation d'auteurs

Howard Zinn est actuellement considéré comme un(e) "auteur unique". Si une ou plusieurs œuvres sont le fait d'un auteur homonyme distinct(e), n'hésitez pas et procédez à la séparation.


Howard Zinn comprend 7 noms. Vous pouvez vérifier et séparer les noms.

Combiner avec


À propos | Contact | | Respect de la vie privée et règles d'utilisation | Aide/FAQ | Blog | Boutique | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliothèques historiques | Critiques en avant-première | Partage des connaissances | 173,617,912 livres! | Barre supérieure: Toujours visible