Jon F. Sensbach


Jon F. Sensbach teaches early American history at the University of Florida. He is the author of Rebecca’s Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World and A Separate Canaan: The Making of an Afro-Moravian World in North Carolina, 1763-1840. He is currently working on a study of slavery and religion in the Revolutionary-Era South; a book about the formerly-enslaved Caribbean author Mary Prince; and a study of Black Atlantic influences on the artist Camille Pissarro, West Indian native and “father of Impressionism.”



10:00 am to 10:45 am
State Library Seminar Center
A New History of the American South
with W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Kari Frederickson, Jon Sensbach, and moderator David Johnson

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing

A New History of the American South (editor)

For at least two centuries, the South's economy, politics, religion, race relations, fiction, music, foodways and more have figured prominently in nearly all facets of American life. In A New History of the American South, W. Fitzhugh Brundage joins a stellar group of accomplished historians in gracefully weaving a new narrative of southern history from its ancient past to the present. This groundbreaking work draws on both well-established and new currents in scholarship, among them global and Atlantic world history, histories of African diaspora, and environmental history. The volume also considers the experiences of all people of the South: Black, white, Indigenous, female, male, poor, and elite. Together, the essays compose a seamless, cogent, and engaging work that can be read cover to cover or sampled at leisure.


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