Professor Nell Irvin Painter is a leading historian of the United States. She os the Edwards Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University. She was the director of Princeton's Program in African American Studies from 1997 to 2000. In addition to her doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan University, Dartmouth College, State University of New York-New Paltz and Yale University. Professor Painter has published numerous books, articles, reviews and other essays. Her most recent books are Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era, The History of White People, Creating Black Americans and Southern History Across the Color Line. Many other earlier books are also still in print.