The Politics of History: With a New Introduction

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University of Illinois Press, 1990 - 390 páginas
This paperback bestseller presents a series of case studies and thought-provoking essays arguing for a radical approach to history and providing a revisionist interpretation of the historian's role. In a new introduction written for this edition, Howard Zinn responds to critics of the 1970 edition and comments further on the radicalization of history.
 

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THE POLITICS OF HISTORY

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A collection of historical articles and theoretical essays by the author of SNCC: The New Abolitionists, (1964). Zinn holds that historians must write as participant-observers in contemporary social ... Leer comentario completo

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Introduction to the First Edition
1
APPROACHES
5
History as private enterprise
15
What is radical history?
35
ESSAYS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
57
The Ludlow Massacre
79
LaGuardia in the Jazz Age
102
The Limits of the New Deal
118
Aggressive Liberalism
195
Vietnam The Moral Equation
209
The Prisoners A Bit of Contemporary History
223
Violence The Double Standard
237
Hiroshima and Royan
250
THEORY AND PRAXIS
275
The Historians
288
The Philosophers
320

Abolitionists and the Tactics of Agitation
137
Psychoanalyzing the Dissenter Two Cases
153
Liberalism and Racism
167
Albany Georgia and the New Frontier
179
Philosophers Historians and Causation
352
Notes
369
Index
380
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Howard Zinn was professor emeritus of political science at Boston University. He was the author of ten books, among them A People's History of the United States and LaGuardia in Congress, a winner of the Beveridge Award.

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