David Berman Featured in Arizona Author Series

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Division (Polly Rosenbaum Building, 1901 West Madison Street., Phoenix, AZ) hosts David Berman for a lecture on one of Arizona’s highly colorful politicians, George W. P. Hunt. A territorial representative and seven-time Arizona state governor, Hunt joined Woodrow Wilson in making the Democratic Party the party of Progressive reform. Berman’s political biography follows Hunt through his years in the territorial legislature, and then as governor. Author David R. Berman’s well-researched and detailed work features Hunt’s battles to stem the powers of large corporations, democratize the political system, defend labor rights, reform the prison system, abolish the death penalty, and protect Arizona’s interests in the Colorado River. He had a special concern for the down and out. He found the “forgotten man” long before Franklin Roosevelt.

 

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