Rag Radio podcast:
Historian Martin Duberman discusses
his new biography of Howard Zinn
By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / November 1, 2012
Historian Martin Duberman discussed his new book, Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left, on Rag Radio, Friday, October 26. Rag Radio, a syndicated radio show, is produced in the studios of KOOP-FM, a cooperatively-run all-volunteer community radio station in Austin, Texas.
You can listen to the interview here.
Martin Duberman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School, where he founded and for a decade directed the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The author of more than 20 books, Duberman has won a Bancroft Prize and been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City.
Duberman was the first scholar to gain access to Zinn’s personal papers after he died in 2010. Duberman provides a character study of an individual whose complex personal life was sometimes at odds with the change he effected.
Noam Chomsky wrote that Howard Zinn "changed the consciousness of a generation.” Harvard University History Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy wrote that “Martin Duberman is America’s most daring and creative living biographer.”
Duberman was also the author of the dual biography, A Saving Remnant: The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and David McReynolds, published in 2011 by The New Press. Duberman and McReynolds were our guests on Rag Radio on March 5, 2011.
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