Howard Zinn

The Mayaguez affair, 1975 - Howard Zinn

US troops invade

Historian Howard Zinn's account of the brief but disatrous invasion of a Cambodian island by a small US force which suffered massive casualties. It was in response to Cambodia holding the crew of an American cargo ship, with the intention of re-asserting US military dominance in the wake of its defeat in Vietnam.

A short history of Vietnam, 1945-1957 - Howard Zinn

Vietminh forces

Howard Zinn's brief history of Vietnam from the defeat of Japan in 1945 through the installation of the US puppet government in Saigon to the beginning of the Vietnam War.

1957-1975: The Vietnam War

Howard Zinn's short history of the war in Vietnam from the beginning of the Communist insurgency in 1957 until the defeat of US and South Vietnamese forces in 1975.

1833-1849: The Dorr Rebellion

Thomas W Dorr

Howard Zinn's history of a movement in the United States against a political system which permitted the vote only to landowners. Drafting their own “People’s Convention” the rebels were let down by some of their own ideas, such as racism, and were put down by force.

A people's history of the United States - Howard Zinn

The full text of Howard Zinn's superb people's history of the United States, spanning over 500 years from Columbus's "discovery" of America in 1492 to the Clinton presidency in 1996.

GI opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1973 - Howard Zinn

GIs demonstrate against the war

Historian Howard Zinn on the opposition to the Vietnam War by American soldiers. For a fuller introduction we recommend our article 1961-1973: GI Resistance in the Vietnam War