David B. Chesebrough

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General Information

Name: David B. Chesebrough

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: 1932

Place of Birth: Cooperstown, New York

Died: April 29, 2004, Bloomington, Illinois

Illinois Connection

David Chesebrough was a professor of History at Illinois State University.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Chesebrough was a pastor in the American Baptist Church for 25 years before becoming a professor of American History at Illinois State University. He was at Illinois State for fifteen years. While there he taught courses on American History, Philosophy, and Religious History, among other topics. He lectured across the country and wrote seven books. He specialized in religious history, specifically sermons. He was a member of the American History Society, Illinois Historical Society, the McLean County Historical Society, and the Southern Historical Society. He was researching the life and career of Bloomington newspaper editor Edward J. Lewis when he died.

Published Works

  • God Ordained This War, University of South Carolina Press, 1991
  • No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow: Northern Protestant Ministers and the Assassination of Lincoln, Kent State University Press, 1994
  • Clergy Dissent in the Old South 1830 to 1865, Southern Illinois University Press, 1996
  • Fredrick Douglass, Oratory from Slavery, Greenwood Press, 1998
  • Theodore Parker, Orator of Ideas, Greenwood Press, 1999
  • Phillips Brooks, Pulpit Eloquence, Greenwood Press, 2001
  • Charles G. Finney: Revivalistic Rhetoric, Greenwood, 2001

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Phillips Brooks: Pulpit Eloquence (Great American Orators)

ISBN: 0313313741
Release Date: 2001-02-28

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