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Leftist author, teacher and activist Howard Zinn passed away yesterday at age 87. His bestseller, A People’s History of the United States, was a ground level view of American history that focused on the lives of workers and dissidents while criticizing the usual heroes such as presidents. Although this would normally little concern a comics blog, toward the end of his life, Zinn adapted his work to a graphic novel with somewhat mixed results. But this Boston.com slideshow presents some excerpts of artist Mike Konopacki‘s version of events.


  1. “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.”

    I’m very upset at the Beat (and others) for labeling him a “Left Wing” historian. How about Historian? Plain and simple.

    We all have to step up and follow in his footsteps. We’ve lost a great, great man today.

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