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Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

UM Professor Jarod Roll Discusses Faith, Powers, and Gambling Spirits

On April 9th at noon in Barnard Observatory, Jarod Roll, associate professor of history, discusses “Working-Class Belief and the Creation of Pentecostalism at the End of the Gilded Age.”

Roll, a historian of modern America, specializes in labor and working-class history, the history of religion, and the history of the South. He is the author of Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South (Illinois, 2010), which won the C. L. R. James Award, the Herbert Gutman Prize, and the Missouri History Book Award. Roll is the coauthor, with Erik S. Gellman, of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America (Illinois, 2011), which won the H. L. Mitchell Award from the Southern Historical Association.