The Admirable Radical Straughton Lynd and Cold War Dissent, 1945-1970 (Hardcover)
The author of the groundbreaking popular study A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, first published in 1980, Howard Zinn was a professor at Spelman College and later at Boston University. In the 1960s, Zinn was an early foe of the Vietnam war and a member of The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). His approach to history includes those often excluded and disenfranchised, and his books uses examples from people's lives, especially the working class. His HISTORY has been a much-assigned text in courses at many levels, and a collection of his writings was published as THE HOWARD ZINN READER in 1997. Zinn appears in a documentary film about his life, YOU CAN'T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN.