Robert A. Gross is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut. Last year, I interviewed Professor Gross on his magisterial book, The Transcendentalist and Their World. The Transcendentalists and Their World: Gross, Robert A.: 9780395279328: Amazon.com: Books That interview can be accessed here: The Transcendentalists and Their World – Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture
Professor Gross’s widely regarded book, The Minutemen and Their World won the Bancroft Prize. Minutemen and Their World (Revised and Expanded Edition): Gross, Robert A: 9781250822949: Amazon.com: Books Winning the Bancroft Prize is quite a feat. To win it for your first book as you are coming out of graduate school, is truly remarkable.