I’m the one wearing glasses.

Hello. I’m a historian of American religion and culture, with a focus on the Civil War era. I received my PhD from Rice University and am now teaching at Western Kentucky University.

For stuff I’ve written, go here. My CV is here.

I’m writing a book on the Cumberland Presbyterians, the largest Protestant church not to split along North–South lines during the Civil War era; for more than on that, go here.

And here are some fun historical conversations I’ve had on Bloggingheads.

Feel free to email me at william.black@wku.edu. I also tweet @williamrblack.