Spencer W. McBride

Historian of Early America

Spencer W. McBride earned a Ph.D. in history at Louisiana State University. He is a historian and documentary editor at The Joseph Smith Papers and the author of Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America. A specialist in the history of the American Revolution and the early American republic, McBride frequently writes and speaks on the evolving role of religion in American political culture. He is currently writing a book about Joseph Smith's ill-fated presidential campaign on 1844 (under contract with Oxford University Press).

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