Monday, December 12, 2011
Daniel Williams, an associate professor of history at the University of West Georgia, has won the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award for his book, "God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right."
Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society, called Williams' book a "worthy scholarly contribution," in announcing this prestigious and highly competitive award.
Williams' research focuses on the intersection between politics and religion in modern America. He has written several articles that examine the history of American evangelism and the rise of political conservatism in the postwar United States.