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Preface Letter
Table of Contents
Features
Chapter 4
From Plantations to Provinces: The Evolution of American Society and Culture, 1660–1763
Chapter 11
The Old South
Chapter 15
“This Mighty Scourge”: The Civil War Years
Chapter 20
Post-Civil War Thought and Culture
Chapter 26
An Exhilarating Decade: American Life in the 1920s
Chapter 30
In the Shadow of the Bomb: The Cold War in the Truman Years

About the Authors

David Edwin Harrell Jr. is Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at Auburn University. He has published seven books on American religious history, including the two-volume Social History of the Disciples of Christ and such pioneering studies of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements as All Things Are Possible: The Healing and Charismatic Revivals in Modern America and Oral Roberts: An American Life He is also co-editor of a series entitled “Religion and American Culture” by the University of Alabama Press. He received his undergraduate degree from David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University) and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, and has taught at, among others, East Tennessee State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Georgia, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Edwin S. Gaustad is Professor Emeritus of History and Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He has also taught at Shorter College, the University of Redlands, Baylor University, and Auburn University. He received a B.A. from Baylor University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Brown University. He is the author of, among other works, Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson, Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America, Historical Atlas of Religion in America, The Religious History of America: The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today (with Leigh Schmidt), and Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: A History of Church and State in America.

John B. Boles is William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and Managing Editor of the Journal of Southern History. He has also taught at Towson State University and Tulane University. He did his undergraduate work at Rice University, and went on to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. He is the author of various books on the American South, including The South Through Time: A History of an American Region; Black Southerners, 1619-1869; and The Great Revival, 1789-1805: Origins of the Southern Evangelical Mind, reprinted as The Great Revival: Beginnings of the Bible Belt.

Sally Foreman Griffith graduated from Radcliffe College and received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American history from Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, Home Town News: William Allen White and the Emporia Gazette, was awarded the Allan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historians. She has taught at Grinnell College, Vassar College, and Villanova University, and since becoming an independent scholar she has authored studies of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Franklin and Marshall College.

Randall M. Miller is William Dirk Warren '50 Sesquicenntennial Chair and Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University, having previously taught at Wesley College in Delaware. He is probably best known for his award-winning book “Dear Master”: Letters of a Slave Family. He has co-edited the Dictionary of Afro-American History, Religion and the American Civil War, and The Birth of the Grand Old Party: The Republicans' First Generation. He serves as series editor for Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century and Major Issues in American History, both published by Greenwood Press. He did his undergraduate work at Hope College and earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Randall B. Woods is a Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas and the author of Fulbright: A Biography, winner of the 1996 Robert H. Farrell Prize for Best Book on American Foreign Relations and the 1996 Virginia Ledbetter Prize for Best Book on Southern Studies, and which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He has also written A Changing of the Guard: Anglo-American Relations, 1941-1946 and A Black Odyssey: John Lewis Waller and the Promise of American Life, 1878-1900, and co-authored (with Howard Jones) The Dawning of the Cold War: America's Quest for Order, 1945-1950. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.