On Book TV's After Words, historian Martin Duberman presents the biography of controversial historian and leftist activist Howard Zinn, author of "The People's History of the United States." Mr. Duberman uses exclusive access to Zinn's archives to tell the late Spelman professor's story. Mr. Duberman talks about his book, "Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left," with the online editor of Dissent Magazine, Nick Serpe.
Mr. Duberman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of more than 20 books. Mr. Duberman won a Bancroft Prize in 1962 for "Charles Francis Adams, 1807-1866." He has also been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007, he received the American Historical Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.