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Howard Zinn dies at 87; author of best-selling 'People's History of the United States'
Howard Zinn dies at 87; author of best-selling 'People's History of the United States'

Howard Zinn, a professor, author and social activist who inspired a generation on the American left and whose book "A People's History of the United States" sold more than 1 million copies and redefined the historical role of working-class people as agents of political change, died Wednesday. He was 87. Zinn apparently had a heart attack in Santa Monica, where he was visiting friends and scheduled to speak, said his daughter, Myla Kabat-Zinn. He lived in Auburndale, Mass. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Zinn obituary: The obituary of professor, author and social activist Howard Zinn in Thursday's Section A said that Spelman College in the 1950s and '60s was...

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