Articles about Howard Zinn

Tamiment Library Appoints New Director Timothy V. Johnson

Timothy V. Johnson, head of Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives | HowardZinn.org

Timothy V. Johnson, head of Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives | HowardZinn.orgIn September 2015, Timothy V. Johnson began his new role as head of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University where the Howard Zinn Papers are archived.

Tamiment Library describes its collections as follows,

The Tamiment’s archival collections, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, films, videotapes, books, serials, and pamphlets document the history of labor, socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the New Left, and the post-New Left as well as the social and cultural contexts in which these movements functioned.…

Bashing Howard Zinn: A Critical Look at One of the Critics

Alison Kysia • Zinn Education Project • November 18, 2013
Since the death of historian Howard Zinn in 2010, a number of scholars and politicians have targeted Zinn’s work in an effort to undermine his influence among educators.

“Indiana’s Anti-Howard Zinn
Witch-hunt”

Zinn at the 2008 NCSS | Photo by Steve Puppe/NCSS. By Bill Bigelow • Common Dreams • July 18, 2013
Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, one of the country’s most widely read history books, died on January 27, 2010. Shortly after, then-Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels got on his computer and fired off an email to the state’s top education officials: “This terrible anti-American academic has finally passed away.”

Mitch Daniels Attempted to Ban Zinn’s “People’s History” as Governor

Academic Freedom 101 | Illustration by Gary Varvel | The Indianpolis Star "The Associated Press published an article based on e-mail records it obtained under Indiana's open records laws. Those e-mail records showed Daniels, while governor of Indiana, asking that no public universities teach the work of Howard Zinn."