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Lee L. Willis
Florida State University
Religion and political culture in the South.
|Address:||Department of History
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2200
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Southern-Religion
Reviewer for H-Florida
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD in U.S. and Southern History, Florida State University.
The Road to Prohibition: Religion and Political Culture in Middle Florida, 1821-1920.
Florida State University, (Fall 2003-)
American Civilization (AMH 1000)
United States History to 1865 (AMH 2010)
(co-author, with William Warren Rogers) _At The Waters Edge: A Pictorial and Narrative History of Apalachicola and Franklin County, Florida_. (Richmond: The Donning Press, 1997) [3rd revised edition, August 2004].
(author) “Creating a Lost Cause: Prohibition and Confederate Memory in Apalachicola, Florida,” _Southern Studies_ 12 (Spring-Summer 2005): 55-74.
(author) “Secession Sanctified: Bishop Francis Huger Rutledge and the Coming of the Civil War in Florida,” _Florida Historical Quarterly_ 82 (Spring 2004): 421-37.
Book reviews for H-South (2005), Journal of Southern Religion (2003), H-CivWar (2003), and H-Florida (2004).
Entries on “Walter Elliott” and “Charles Grandison Finney” for the Encyclopedia of Protestantism (Routledge Press, 2004).
RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS
“‘Greasy Women,’ Grog Shops, and ‘Cold Water Barbecues’: Taverns, Temperance, and Political Culture in Territorial Florida” Paper read at the annual meeting of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22, 2005.
“A Crucible of Race: The Schooner Emperor and Slave Smuggling in Antebellum Florida.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gulf South Historical Association, Mobile, Alabama, October 9, 2004.
“‘Cold Water Barbecues’: Revivalism and Political Culture in Territorial Florida.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians, Lake City, Florida, March 6, 2004 and the Tallahassee Historical Society monthly meeting, December 10, 2003.
“Bishop Francis Huger Rutledge and the Coming of the Civil War in Florida.” Paper read at the Gulf Coast Research Conference, Long Beach, Mississippi, April 21, 2003; and at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Historical Society, Gainesville, Florida, May 23, 2003.
EDITORIAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Managing and Book Review Editor: Journal of Southern Religion. January 2004-.
Project Coordinator: Oral History project, Thomas County (Ga.) Historical Society, May 2005-.
Archival Assistant: Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, May 2002- August 2002.