OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Christine Leigh Heyrman

Portrait of Christine Leigh Heyrman

Christine Leigh Heyrman is the Robert W. and Shirley P. Grimble Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. Her books include Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750 (1984); Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize; and most recently, American Apostles: When Evangelicals Entered the World of Islam (2015), which won the Parkman Prize She is also a coauthor of the textbook, Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic (8th edition, 2013).

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