Jarod Roll

Jarod Roll

Jarod Roll is an associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches about modern America. His research explores the working-class experience and popular economic thought, particularly in rural America. He is the author of Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South (2010), which won the Herbert G. Gutman Prize, the Missouri History Book Award, and the C.L.R. James Award. Roll is also a coauthor of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America (2011), which received the Southern Historical Association's H.L. Mitchell Prize. His current project, "Poor Man's Fortune: A History of Working-Class White Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850-1950," explores the long history of white working-class anti-unionism in base metal mining.

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  • A Deep History of White Working-Class Conservatism: The Strange Career of America's Anti-Union Miners *
  • The Other Lost Cause: Southern Labor and Working-Class History
  • Missouri Miners Breaking Bad: How the "Show-Me State" Got Its Name
  • Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America
  • The Alchemy of America's Lead Rush: When Miners Turned Hard Rock into Gold

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.