Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian and professor. Zinn considered himself to be a radical. 1980, he wrote A People's History of the United States, which is a book that tells the history of the United States from the perspective of common people instead of people who were in power. This included people who were oppressed. As of the time of Zinn's death, the book had sold almost two million copies.
Zinn died of a heart attack while swimming on January 27, 2010.
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