Robert Brent Toplin
Robert Brent Toplin was professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and at Denison University and taught at the University of Virginia after retirement from full-time teaching. Toplin has published eleven books, more than a hundred and fifty articles, and has appeared frequently as a commentator on history in nationally broadcast television and radio programs. He served as principal creator of historical dramas broadcast nationally on PBS, the Disney Channel, and Starz. Toplin received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, the Ford Foundation, and other institutions. For two decades, he served as editor of the Journal of American History’s movie reviews. In addition to speaking about history throughout the United States, Toplin has lectured in Europe, Latin America, Israel, South Africa, and Japan.