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The Secret History of Atticus Finch

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Joseph Crespino
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Emory University

Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor of American History, is a historian of the twentieth century United States and the American South since Reconstruction. He has written three books – Atticus Finch: The Biography—Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon (Basic Books, 2018); Strom Thurmond’s America (Hill & Wang, 2012); and In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Princeton, 2007). He has also co-edited, with Matthew Lassiter, a collection of historical essays, The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford, 2010).

Interviews, Speeches, or Short Writings on the Web
2018 Preston Lecturer: Writer & Historian Joseph Crespino, Hotchkiss Magazine, Feb. 23, 2018.

“Atticus Finch Offers a Lesson in Southern Politics,” New York Times, July 16, 2015.

An Interview with Patrick Allitt discussing Strom Thurmond’s America, Emory University Expert Conversations Series, 2012.

BA, Northwestern University, 1994.
MEd, University of Mississippi, 1996.
MA, Stanford University, 2002.
PhD, Stanford University, 2002.



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 145


Jessica S - Dallas, Texas

"enjoyed it "

Alex C

"Great speaker. Enjoyed the presentation. "

Lew L - Dallas, Texas

"Great insights"

Janice M - Dallas, Texas

"Great presentation"

Amy M - Dallas, Texas

"Entertaining topic."

Christopher H - Irving, Texas

"Great topic; out-of-the-box but creative and informative."

Cecil R - Tool,, Texas

"This was a very informative program."

Robert S - Glenn Heights, Texas

"Excellent presentation that was off the beaten path, but essential in understanding conditions in the Deep South in '30's, '40's, and '50's. "

Joy P - Dallas, Texas

"enjoyed the discussion of politics and racism during the time both books were written, very enlightening. the dissection of the Atticus Finch character in both books also interesting."

Laura J - Dallas, Texas

"I has hoping the author would speak more about parallels to current times. I thought that Talmadge made some good insightful comments at the end to tie it all together. "

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