The Power of Microhistory: An Interview with Bancroft Prize Winner Douglas Winiarski
Dr. Douglas Winiarski recently won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. From the press release:
"University of Richmond religious studies and American Studies professor Douglas Winiarski will begin two central chapters of his latest book project, Shakers & the Shawnee Prophet: A Microhistory of Religious Violence on the Early American Frontier, 1805–1815, this summer.
His research is being funded by a $6,000 Summer Stipend by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“Shakers and the Shawnee Prophet examines the local sources of religious violence on the early American frontier during the years leading up to the War of 1812,” said Winiarski. “I anticipate that the book will resonate with readers attuned to the politics of religious difference and the troubling connections between religion and violence in our own times.”