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A People’s History of American Empire • Talks at Google

Talk by Howard Zinn. Authors@Google. 2008.
The Authors@Google program welcomed Howard Zinn to Google's Cambridge office on November 11, 2008. Professor Howard Zinn discusses the role of U.S. Empire and how militarism and U.S. interventionism comes at a cost of harming the people in the U.S., as well as the harm done to other countries.
FBI Report on Howard Zinn, 1953 | HowardZinn.org

First FBI Interview with Howard Zinn | Nov. 25, 1953

Howard Zinn interviewed by FBI. FBI Files: The Vault. Nov. 25, 1953.
In July 2010, the FBI declassified their 243-page file on Howard Zinn, dating back to 1949 (read summaries of files). The first recorded contact with Zinn is this report filed four years later on November 25, 1953.
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History Detectives: Howard Zinn on the Lawrence Textile Strike

Howard Zinn interviewed by Elyse Luray. PBS History Detectives . 2006.
Elyse Luray: So why was there this renewed interest in the strike?
Howard Zinn: I think that the movements of the 1960s, of Black people in the South, of women, of people all over the country working against the war in Vietnam, of disabled people, there arose out of those movements, a greater interest in history that had been neglected in the orthodox teachings of the past. I think as part of that new interest in people's history, we began to get more interest in labor history, and therefore in the history of the Lawrence Strike.

My Grades Will Not Be Instruments of War

Letter by Howard Zinn. Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
In an undated letter (probably in 1966), Zinn said that he would not allow the grades he gave to play a role in helping the United States wage immoral wars. He announced that for students with a moral opposition to the war...

Obituaries and Tributes

A collection of obituaries and the numerous tributes made to Howard Zinn and his impact across generations and populations of people.

Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest

By Howard Zinn. Midwest Archives Conference/Archival Issues,July 1977.
This paper was presented at "The Archivist and the New Left" panel of the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) annual conference held in Washington, D.C. in which he urged archivists “to take the trouble to compile a whole new world of documentary material, about the lives, desires, needs, of ordinary people.”
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