Joseph Crespino

Joseph Crespino

Joseph Crespino is Jimmy Carter Professor of American History at Emory University. His research focuses on the political and social history of twentieth-century America, particularly southern history and the United States since 1945. He teaches courses on the South since Reconstruction, the long 1960s, politics and ideology in post–World War II America, and the southern civil rights movement. He is the author of Strom Thurmond’s America (2012) and In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (2007) and is a coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010).

Lectures

  • How the South Became Republican, or a History of Red-State America
  • The Southern Civil Rights Movement in History and Memory
  • Will the Real Atticus Finch Stand Up? Harper Lee & American History
  • Wrestling with Strom Thurmond: Race, Region, and the Rise of the American Right