Early life[ edit ] Zinn was born to a Jewish immigrant family in Brooklyn on August 24, His parents first became acquainted as workers at the same factory.
Early life[ edit ] Zinn was born to a Jewish immigrant family in Brooklyn on August 24, His parents first became acquainted as workers at the same factory. His father and mother ran a neighborhood candy store for a brief time, barely getting by.
For many years his father was in the waiters' union and worked as a waiter for weddings and bar mitzvahs. Zinn's parents introduced him to literature by sending ten cents plus a coupon to the New York Post for each of the 20 volumes of Charles Dickens ' collected works.
They invited him to a political rally being held in Times Square. Despite it being a peaceful rally, mounted police charged the marchers.
Zinn was hit and knocked unconscious. This would have a profound effect on his political and social outlook.
Concerns about low wages and hazardous working conditions compelled Zinn and several other apprentices to form the Apprentice Association. At the time, apprentices were excluded from trade unions and thus had little bargaining power, to which the Apprentice Association was their answer.
Zinn was the Activities Director for the group. His time in this group would tremendously influence his political views and created for him an appreciation for unions. InZinn returned to Royan after which he gave his fullest account of that research in his book, The Politics of History.
On the ground, Zinn learned that the aerial bombing attacks in which he participated had killed more than a thousand French civilians as well as some German soldiers hiding near Royan to await the war's end, events that are described "in Zinn c 8 accounts" he found as "une tragique erreur" that leveled Zinn c 8 small but ancient city and "its population that was, at least officially, friend, not foe.
He quotes the official history of the U.
The official history stated that the Skoda works in Pilsen "received well-placed tons," and that "because of a warning sent out ahead of time the workers were able to escape, except for five persons.
I recalled flying on that mission, too, as deputy lead bombardier, and that we did not aim specifically at the 'Skoda works' which I would have noted, because it was the one target in Czechoslovakia I had read about but dropped our bombs, without much precision, on the city of Pilsen.
Two Czech citizens who lived in Pilsen at the time told me, recently, that several hundred people were killed in that raid that is, Czechs —not five. In his pamphlet, Hiroshima: Breaking the Silence  written inhe laid out the case against targeting civilians with aerial bombing.
Six years later, he wrote: Recall that in the midst of the Gulf Warthe U.
The claim was that it was a military target, housing a communications center, but reporters going through the ruins immediately afterward said there was no sign of anything like that.
I suggest that the history of bombing—and no one has bombed more than this nation—is a history of endless atrocities, all calmly explained by deceptive and deadly language like 'accident', 'military target', and ' collateral damage '. At Columbia Universityhe earned an M.
His masters' thesis examined the Colorado coal strikes of Zinn regularly included it in his lists of recommended readings, and, after Barack Obama was elected President of the United StatesZinn wrote, "If Richard Hofstadter were adding to his book The American Political Tradition, in which he found both 'conservative' and 'liberal' presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, maintaining for dear life the two critical characteristics of the American system, nationalism and capitalism, Obama would fit the pattern.
There was a moment in our lives or a month, or a year when certain facts appeared before us, startled us, and then caused us to question beliefs that were strongly fixed in our consciousness — embedded there by years of family prejudices, orthodox schooling, imbibing of newspapers, radio, and television.
This would seem to lead to a simple conclusion: At the end of the academic year inZinn was fired from Spelman for insubordination.
Albert Manley, the first African-American president of that college, who felt Zinn was radicalizing Spelman students. His classes in civil liberties were among the most popular at the university with as many as students subscribing each semester to the non-required class.
A professor of political sciencehe taught at BU for 24 years and retired in at age But he always kept his sense of humor. He was a happy warrior," said Caryl Rivers, journalism professor at Boston University. Rivers and Zinn were among a group of faculty members who in defended the right of the school's clerical workers to strike and were threatened with dismissal after refusing to cross a picket line.
In later life he moved more toward anarchism. The book depicts the struggles of Native Americans against European and U. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award in The New York Times Book Review stated in that the book "routinely sells more thancopies a year.
Voices is a sourcebook of speeches, articles, essays, poetry and song lyrics by the people themselves whose stories are told in A People's History.
Inthe Zinn Education Project  was launched to support educators using A People's History of the United States as a source for middle and high school history. The project was started when a former student of Zinn, who wanted to bring Zinn's lessons to students around the country, provided the financial backing to allow two other organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change to coordinate the project.The World’s largest gravesite collection.
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