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Millions of Americans have read and been galvanized by A People's History of
the United States. But many years before Howard Zinnpublished that epic saga
of exploitation and resistance, he was organizing civil-rights protests and
agitating for an end to the Vietnam War--and writing about those efforts in
the pages of The Nation. From the atlanta campus of Spellman College (where
Zinn taught in the early 1960s) to North Vietnam (where he facilitated the
release of American POWs), Zinn was not only an astute observer of history.
As Frances Fox Piven writes in the introduction to Some Truths Are Not
Self-evident, "These Nation essays remind us that for nearly fifty years
Zinn himself was deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles
for social justice in the United States." The book also includes later Zinn
articles on George W. Bush's wars-on-terror, in Iraq, against the poor--as
well as a selection of Nation articles about Zinn, concluding with Eric
Foner's 2010 obituary for the historian who "was not afraid to speak out
about the difference between right and wrong.