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Robert S. McElvaine
Historian

Robert S. McElvaine is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters and Chair of the Department of History at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and a longtime Democratic and progressive activist. He is the author of ten books, including The Great Depression, Mario Cuomo, What's Left?—A New Democratic Vision for America, and Eve's Seed: Biology, the Sexes and the Course of History. He has written scores of articles and op eds for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many others. His latest book is Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America (Crown).

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