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John B. Boles

A renowned expert on U.S. Southern history, especially as it relates to antebellum social, cultural, religious, women’s and black history, Professor John B. Boles has authored 7 books, 10 editing projects, 35 scholarly articles and over 100 reviews. The managing editor of Journal of Southern History since 1983, Dr. Boles has served in editorial positions for several scholarship journals.


The Southern Way of Religion

A s a boy growing up in the rural South in the 1950's, I took absolutely for granted the cultural primacy of religion (meaning, of course, evangelical Protestantism). Every person I was taught to respect was a church member. School opened each mor [...]