Time Period: 1960-1969

The South Revisited

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. September 20, 1965.
Howard Zinn follows in the footsteps of another reporter, John Richard Dennett, who 100 years prior toured the post-bellum South for the Nation.
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Three Prisoners: The Petty Route Home

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. April 1, 1968.
Howard Zinn recounts the trip he and Dan Berrigan took to North Vietnam to receive the release of three captive fliers Maj. Norris Overly, Capt. John Black, and Lt. David Methany in Vietnam.
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The Wobbly Spirit

Book review by Howard Zinn. The Nation. April 5, 1965.
Howard Zinn reviews Rebel Voices: An 4n I.W.W. Anthology, edited by Joyce L. Kornbluh.
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The New World: Fragments of the Old

Book review by Howard Zinn. The Nation. May 24, 1965.
Howard Zinn reviews The Founding of New Societies by Louis Hartz with contributions by Kenneth D. McRae, Richard M. Morse, Richard N. Rosecrance, and Leonald M. Thompson.
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The Force of Nonviolence

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. March 17, 1962.
"Four instances of violence come to my mind. One I read about in the newspapers; another I witnessed; in a third I was on the receiving end; in the fourth, the most brutal of them all, I was a perpetrator."
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Kennedy: The Reluctant Emancipator

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. December 1, 1962.
"The dispatch of federal troops to Oxford, Mississippi, tends to obscure the true cautiousness of John F. Kennedy in the movement for Negro rights. Oxford diverted attention from Albany, Georgia. In the former, the national government moved boldly and with overwhelming force. In the latter, which twice this past year has been the scene of Negro demonstrations, mass arrests and official violence, the federal government, showed cautiousness to the point of timidity."
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Incident in Hattiesburg

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. May 18, 1964.
Howard Zinn recounts the beating of Oscar Chase, and advocates that "Something needs to be done; at last, about police and jail-house brutality in this country."
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Four Witness to a Mississippi Summer

Article by Howard Zinn. The Nation. December 28, 1964.
An introduction by Howard Zinn to a four-person account of a summer spent in Mississippi including William M. Kunstler (The Lawyer), Beverly Allen Asbury (The Minister), Richard J. Bernstein (The Educator), and Aaron O. Wells (The Doctor).
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