Source: Howard Zinn Papers, housed at New York University's Tamiment Library
We share this letter from the Howard Zinn Papers, housed at New York University's Tamiment Library. Pete Seeger wrote to Zinn in 2006, asking for a book recommendation on Rutherford B. Hayes.
As we approach a new calendar year, we revisit Howard Zinn's warmth, humor, and optimism in this interview with David Barsamian from July 1997. Zinn discusses being considered non-scholarly in the academic world ("...if you write stuff that an ordinary person can read, you’re suspect"). Originally published in The Progressive, the following is excerpted from The Historic Unfulfilled Promise.