Paul Harvey (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992) researches, writes, and teaches in the field of American history from the 16th century to the present. His particular interests include southern history, American religious history, popular culture, war and society, and the history of American music. Harvey is the creator and “blogmeister” of the nationally known professional scholarly blog Religion in American History, and is a contributor to the online journal Religion Dispatches.He also serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Southern History and American Nineteenth Century History, as well as Religion Compass.
Paul is the author of Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925, published in 1997 by the University of North Carolina Press, and in 2005 Freedom's Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era. Paul is also the co-editor (with Philip Goff) of Themes in Religion and American Culture (2004), and The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in North America Since 1945 (2005).
Harvey’s narrative history survey Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity (Rowman & Littlefield publishers) was published in 2011, along with a co-edited reference work The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History.
Harvey's most recent books are
Moses, Jesus and the Trickster in the Evangelical South (University of Georgia Press).
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in American History (co-authored with Edward J. Blum, University of North Carolina Press).
In 2006, Harvey received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Colorado. In 2008, Harvey received the Outstanding Teaching Award from UCCS. In 2009, Harvey received the designation of Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, a system-wide award recognizing specially designated scholar/teachers throughout the University of Colorado system. Paul has also received the UCCS Chancellor's Award, and served as a Senior Mentor to the Young Scholars in American Religion Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
Department of History, COH 2
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Photo: Untitled. between 1935 and 1942. From Farm Security Administration Collection (Library of Congress).