S. Jonathan Bass is a professor of history and university historian at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
"Bass uncovers the true story behind King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' and the southern religious leaders to whom it was addressed." -- Publishers Weekly"Bass leaves us with a new and lasting admiration for the moderates of the South as unsung heroes of the civil rights movement." -- Gainesville (FL) Sun"One among a growing number of fine historical studies that restore nuance and context to the history of American race relations in the mid-twentieth century." -- London Times Literary Supplement