Nell Irvin Painter, a leading historian of the United States, is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University. In addition to her earned doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, SUNY-New Paltz, and Yale. A prolific and award-winning scholar, her most recent books are SOUTHERN HISTORY ACROSS THE COLOR LINE and CREATING BLACK AMERICANS. A second edition of STANDING AT ARMAGEDDON and a Korean translation of SOJOURNER TRUTH, A LIFE, A SYMBOL are appearing in 2008. Her four other books are also still in print, with, further, THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE slated for publication in 2009.