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Philip F. Gura (born June 14, 1950) is an American scholar, writer, editor, and educator. He currently serves as William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he holds appointments in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and American Studies.

Gura was born in Ware, Massachusetts. A graduate of Phillips Academy (1968), he received his A.B., magna cum laude, in History and Literature (1972), and his Ph.D., in the History of American Civilization (1977), from Harvard University, where he lived in Lowell House .

He is the author or editor of nine books, including The Wisdom of Words: Language, Theology, and Literature in the New England Renaissance (1981), A Glimpse of Sion's Glory: Puritan Radicalism in New England, 1620-1660 (1984), the prize-winning America's Instrument: The Banjo in the 19th Century (1999), Buried from the World: Inside the Massachusetts State Prison, 1829—1831 (2001), C. F. Martin and His Guitars, 1796-1873 (2003), Jonathan Edwards: America’s Evangelical (2005), and American Transcendentalism: A History (2007), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in non-fiction. Some of his essays, which number over fifty, have been collected in The Crossroads of American History and Literature (1996). He also serves as an editor for the Norton Anthology of American Literature .

Gura is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and the Society of American Historians. In 2008, the Division on American Literature to 1800 of the Modern Language Association honored him with its Distinguished Scholar award .

He plays the clawhammer banjo in a traditional Appalachian style, known as "old-time."

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Total Books: 21
Man's Better Angels Romantic Reformers and the Coming of the Civil War
The Life of William Apess Pequot
2015 - The Life of William Apess Pequot [H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781469619989
ISBN-10: 1469619989
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Truth's Ragged Edge The Rise of the American Novel
2014 - Truth's Ragged Edge the Rise of the American Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374534400
ISBN-10: 0374534403
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

CF Martin And His Guitars 1796-1873
2012 - Cf Martin and His Guitars 1796-1873 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781574242799
ISBN-10: 1574242792
Genres: Arts & Photography, Business & Money, Humor & Entertainment

American Transcendentalism A History
2008 - American Transcendentalism a History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780809016440
ISBN-10: 0809016443
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Jonathan Edwards  America's Evangelical
2006 - Jonathan Edwards America's Evangelical (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780809061969
ISBN-10: 0809061961
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Crossroads Of American History And Literature
2004 - The Crossroads of American History and Literature (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780271024837
ISBN-10: 0271024836
Genre: Literature & Fiction

America's Instrument The Banjo in the Ninteenth Century
1999 - America's Instrument the Banjo in the Ninteenth Century (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780807824849
ISBN-10: 0807824844
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment

A Glimpse of Sion's Glory Puritan Radicalism in New England 1620-1660
1986 - A Glimpse of Sion's Glory Puritan Radicalism in New England 1620-1660 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780819561541
ISBN-10: 0819561541

The wisdom of words Language theology and literature in the New England renaissance
Early nineteenth-century printing in rural Massachusetts John Howe of Greenwich and Enfield ca 1803-45 with a transcription of his 'printer's book' ca 1832
The American Antiquarian Society 1812-2012 A Bicentennial History