Woody Holton is the author most recently of Abigail Adams (Free Press, 2009), winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize, and Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (Hill & Wang, 2007), a finalist for the National Book Award.
Currently he is at work on a major history of the American Revolution for Simon & Schuster, to be published in 2021.
Holton is an associate professor of history and American studies at the University of Richmond. 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. His work has been selected for the OAH’s Best American History Essays (2006).