Richard A. Bailey

Richard A. Bailey
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Richard A. Bailey is an associate professor of history at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. A native of north Alabama, he is the author of Race and Redemption in Puritan New England (OUP, 2011). While he continues to write and lecture about “race" and religion in colonial New England, Richard is also currently working on several projects about the life and writings of several Kentucky authors, including Wendell Berry.

Recent Essays

“Oh, Wow.” A Benediction for Ed McClanahan

Immortality might not last forever. But I contend that Ed will—through his words and through the lives of those he touched with his generosity and his grace. All of which leads, to a simple blessing, a benediction. “Oh, wow.”

The Danger of Hope: Lana Del Rey, Stephen King, and Wendell Berry in the Days of COVID-19

Lana Del Rey. Wendell Berry. Stephen King. Singer-songwriter. Poet-novelist-essayist farmer. Horror writer. What brings these three seemingly disparate artists together in my imagination? Hope.