In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. This episode features a conversation with Jarod Roll about his contributions to the study of labor history, particularly through his books, Spirit of Rebellion, The Gospel of the Working Class, and Poor Man's Fortune.
Jarod Roll holds a PhD in history from Northwestern University. Presently, he is an associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South; The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America; and Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950.