Dennis L. Peterson is an independent author and historian and a former editor and educator. He is an avid student of American history with a special emphasis on the history of the South. His editorial experience includes working as a senior technical editor for Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., at the historic Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and independent work for a variety of publishers, organizations, and individuals. He has had articles on historical, educational, and religious topics published in a variety of journals and magazines, including the following:
The Freeman (journal of the Foundation for Economic Education)
Blue Ridge Country
Railfan & Railroad
Good Old Days
Journal for Christian Educators
Christian Home & School
Christian Library Journal
Home Education Magazine
Peterson was a contributing author for several editions of Christian school history textbooks, including American Republic, U.S. History, American Government, World History, and Cultural Geography (all published by BJU Press).
Peterson’s work has also been reprinted in textbooks and anthologies, including the following:
The Shape of Ideas (Bauman, Harcourt Brace, 1995)
The Writer’s Handbook (Burack, ed., The Writer, Inc., 1995)
The Spirit of Freedom: Essays in American History (Folsom, ed., FEE, 1994)
Public Education and Indoctrination (FEE, 1993)
Christians in the Political Arena (McClellan, Associates Press, 1986)
American Government and Economics in Christian Perspective (Hicks, et al., ABEKA Books, 1984)
Peterson’s most recent writing project is a book that was published by McFarland Publishing in April 2016. Titled Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries, it is an overview of every cabinet department in the Confederate government and a biographical survey of every member of the Confederate government. He also has written a family history, “A Goodly Heritage”: A Peterson Family Legacy.
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