You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

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Beacon Press, Oct 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.

A former bombardier in WWII, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.
 

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Contents

Going South Spelman College
15
Young Ladies Who Can Picket
26
A President Is Like a Gardener
37
My Name Is Freedom Albany Georgia
46
Selma Alabama
56
Ill Be Here Mississippi
69
A Veteran against War
87
Sometimes to Be Silent Is to Lie Vietnam
103
Our Apologies Good Friends for the Fracture of Good Order
126
In Jail The World Is TopsyTurvy
141
In Court The Heart of the Matter
151
Growing Up ClassConscious
163
A Yellow Rubber Chicken Battles At Boston University
183
The Possibility of Hope
197
Acknowledgments
210
Index
211

The Last Teachin
115

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About the author (2010)

Howard Zinn (1922–2010) was a world-renowned historian, author, playwright, and social activist best known for A People's History of the United States. His many highly acclaimed books include You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Trainand Three Strikes.

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