Simon, Bryant

Bryant Simon is professor of history and the director of the American Studies program at Temple University in Philadelphia.  Besides Everything But the Coffee, featured in his Rorotoko book interview, Simon is also the author of A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Textile Workers, 1910-1948 (1998), Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America (2004), and, with Glenda Gilmore and Jane Dailey, co-editor of Jumpin’ Jim Crow’: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (2000).  For his research on Atlantic City, Simon has earned awards from the Organization of American Historians, Urban History Association, and the New Jersey Historical Commission.  In 2007, he was a senior Fulbright scholar at the National University of Singapore, and currently serves as an Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lecturer.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks
(Our Cover Feature of January 17, 2010)