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History's view of Howard Zinn

Zinn The L.A. Times' Marjorie Miller talked with several historians about the significance of the legacy of Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," who died Jan. 27.

"What he did was take all of the guys in white hats and put them in black hats, and vice versa," said Sean Wilentz of Princeton University, who wrote "The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008."

You can find Miller's piece here and the news obituary on Zinn here.

-- Keith Thursby

Photo: Howard Zinn in 2008. Credit: Associated Press

 
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What Zinn really did was write about all the stuff those portrayed in white hats really did.


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