Suffolk University Dean discusses Nat Turner on International Radio Show

3/2/2005

The “Talking History” radio program featured Greenberg discussing Nat Turner and the slave rebellion of 1831 during shows broadcast internationally during the week of Feb. 7.

During the past few years, Greenberg has become the preeminent historian of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion of 1831. He is the editor and has written the authoritative introduction to the original Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents . Most recently, he has written and published a collection of significant new historical essays on Nat Turner in Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory, published in 2003 by Oxford University Press. It is now available in bookstores in a new paperback edition.

Greenberg's award-winning film, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, made in partnership with director Charles Burnett and producer Frank Christopher, was screened nationally on PBS stations in February 2004 as part of the Independent Lens film series.
Greenberg is the author of Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery and Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianism, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting, and Gambling in the Old South.

“Talking History” host Le Beau is a professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The show separates fact from fiction through interviews with nationally recognized historians and writers. It is available to more than 400 stations nationwide on the Public Radio Satellite System and internationally on the Voice of America.

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