When Howard Zinn died in 2010, millions of readers mourned the loss of the influential historian whose famed approach of telling history from the perspective of the people who lived it, rather than oppressive powerbrokers, inspired activists, historians and academics. This concise and accessible reader combines Zinn's most table works, including memoir, plays and his infamous People's History of the United States, with an introduction by Alice Walker and an afterword by Noam Chomsky.
Timothy Patrick McCarthy is Lecturer on History and Literature and on Public Policy at Harvard University, where he directs the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. An award-winning scholar, teacher, and activist, he is editor of The Indispensable Zinn and co-editor of The Radical Reader, Protest Nation, and Prophets of Protest, all published by The New Press. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Howard Zinn, the famed people's historian and peace activist, was born in 1922 and died in 2010.