Jonathan Daniel Wells
American South, Nineteenth-century America, gender, class, intellectual culture
Jon Wells received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and studies America in the nineteenth century. His first book, The Origins of the Southern Middle Class, 1800-1861 (UNC Press, 2004), explored the emerging class consciousness of commercial and professional southerners. He has edited or co-edited five other books and is working on a textbook covering the Civil War era. He has published articles in The Journal of Southern History and American Nineteenth-Century History and has recently completed a book manuscript on black and white women journalists and editors in the nineteenth-century South. He has begun research and writing for a book on the post-Civil War southern middle class.