Howard Zinn

1972-1974: Watergate

Nixon gives his farewell speech

Howard Zinn's history of the scandal which forced the resignation of President Nixon after he was caught spying on the Democratic party.

1999-2000: The US university living wage campaign

Howard Zinn speaks, with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in background

Howard Zinn's brief history of the joint campaign between American university students and staff to win a living wage for all campus employees.

The US prisoners' movement, 1970-1978 - Howard Zinn

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Howard Zinn's history of the movement of US prisoners and supporters on the outside against poor conditions and ill-treatment.

1891: Miners against prison labour

American miner in 1890

Howard Zinn's account of American miners' struggles against the use of slave prison labour.

1839-1846: The Anti-Renter movement

Anti-renter meeting poster

Howard Zinn's short history of the Anti-Renter movement against the patroonship system, created in the 1660s when the Dutch ruled New York.

1919: The murder of Wesley Everest

The burial of Wesley Everest

The story of the lynching of the American revolutionary unionist and former soldier Wesley Everest by "patriots."

The Pullman railway strike, 1894 - Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn on the history of the militant struggle of workers at the Pullman railway car company in Chicago against wage cuts and sackings, in which over 30 were killed in savage repression by over 14,000 police, militia and soldiers.

The great railroad strike, 1877 - Howard Zinn

Sketch of the Chicago Battle of the Viaduct during the Great Railroad Strike.

Howard Zinn's short history of the biggest industrial dispute in American history by that time, shutting down half the country's rail network.

The Lynn shoe strike, 1860 - Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn's history of the strike of 20,000 US shoe manufacturing workers - men and women - in New England. Lasting several weeks, the strike won wage increases for the poorly-paid workers.

The US invasion of Grenada, 1983 - Howard Zinn

US troops in Grenada, 1983

Historian Howard Zinn's account of the American invasion of the small Caribbean island of Grenada, ostensibly to 'protect' US citizens, but in fact to re-assert US military and financial dominance over the region.