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educator , historian , playwright

Howard Zinn, American Historian, educator, playwright. Decorated Air medal; recipient Albert J. Beveridge prize American History Association, 1958, Thomas Merton award Thomas Merton Center, 1991, Olive Branch award Pittsburgh Writers and Publications Alliance for Nuclear Disarmament, 1991. Served to Second lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Dramatists Guild, American Association of University Professors.

Background

Zinn, Howard was born on August 24, 1922 in New York City. Son of Edward and Jennie (Rabinowitz) Zinn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1951;Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1952;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1958.

Career

Instructor history, political science Upsala College, 1953-1956. Lecturer history Brooklyn College, 1955-1956. Chairman department history, social science, professor Spelman College, Atlanta, 1956-1963.

Fellow Harvard University Center for East Asian Studies, 1960-1961. Director Non-Western Studies Program Atlanta University Center, 1961-1962. Associate professor government Boston University, 1964-1966, professor government, 1966-1988, professor emeritus, 1988—2010.

Visiting professor University Paris, 1974, 78, 84.

Works

Membership

Served to Second lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Dramatists Guild, American Association of University Professors.

Connections

Married Roslyn Shechter, October 30, 1944 (deceased 2008). Children: Myla, Jeff.

father:
Edward Zinn

mother:
Jennie (Rabinowitz) Zinn

spouse:
Roslyn Shechter

child:
Myla Zinn

child:
Jeff Zinn