Burton Folsom    

Charles Kline professor of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan; author and conservative

Burt Folsom is Charles Kline professor of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He also is a columnist and historian-in-residence at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York.

He received his Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and has taught U. S. history at the University of Nebraska, the University of Pittsburgh, Murray State University, and Northwood University.

He has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, Policy Review, and Human Events. Also, he has written eight books, which include "Urban Capitalists" (Johns Hopkins University Press), "The Myth of the Robber Barons" (Young America's Foundation), "New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America," and "Empire Builders" (Rhodes and Easton). His latest book is the sequel to his work on the "New Deal," co-authored with his wife, Anita Folsom, titled "FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America" (Simon & Schuster).

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