Jay Langdale

Jay Langdale received his BA from Mercer University, his MA from the Southern Studies Program at the University of Mississippi and his PhD from the University of Florida where he studied under Bertram Wyatt-Brown. His dissertation titled “Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South” was awarded the 2006 M.E. Bradford Prize by the St. George Tucker Society. The revised manuscript was published by the University of Missouri Press in 2012. His areas of interest include the American South, American Intellectual History and the role of the “man of letters” in American culture. He is presently at work on an intellectual biography of Richard Weaver.

Dr. Langdale has taught at Troy University, Andrew College, the University of Florida and Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk. His course offerings include World History to 1500, World History Since 1500, United States History To 1865, United States History Since 1865, The Modern South, The Civil War and Reconstruction, The Civil Rights Movement, American Intellectual History and Historical Methods/Historiography.

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