Robert Elder

Robert Elder
Robert Elder is an Associate Professor of History at Baylor University, where he teaches courses on the American South, the Early Republic, and the Civil War. His latest book, Calhoun: American Heretic (Basic Books, 2021), is a biography of South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. He lives in Woodway, Texas.

Recent Essays

Into the Whirlpool: Is Secession a Solution to Our Woes?

Can a renewed or more explicitly acknowledged federalism keep us from the whirlpool of secession? We should all hope so. But what if we have already been sucked in?