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Faculty - Dr. William J. Baker

Professor of History, Emeritus
315B Stevens Hall

B.A. Furman University, B.D. Southeastern Seminary, Ph.D. Cambridge University.

Major fields:
Modern British History and Sports History. Also teaches European history introductory survey.

Representative publications (books):

  • Beyond Port and Prejudice: Charles Lloyd of Oxford, 1784-1829 (1981)
  • Sports in the Western World (1982, 1988)
  • Jesse Owens: An American Life (1986)
  • If Christ Came to the Olympics (2000)

Work in Progress:

  • “Playing with God: How Religious Folk Learned to Love Modern Sport”

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