Orville Vernon Burton | A Literary Tour of South Carolina
A non-fiction writer who has also taught at Clemson University near his home, Vernon Burton has won a number of national and teaching awards. He is the author of more than a hundred articles and the author or editor of fourteen books, including In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina, and The Age of Lincoln, which was the 2007 winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for non-fiction. Born in Georgia, Burton grew up in Ninety Six, South Carolina, and received his undergraduate degree from Furman University. He earned his Ph.D. in American History from Princeton University.