Woody Holton is McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.
His first book, Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia, won the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians. He is the author most recently of Abigail Adams (Free Press, 2009), winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize. His book Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (Hill & Wang, 2007) was a finalist for the National Book Award.
He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has appeared in the OAH’s Best American History Essays (2006).
He is at work on a history of the American Revolution for Simon & Schuster.