Edward Countryman is University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University. He has also taught at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, the University of Canterbury, and Yale University. He has published widely on the American Revolution, winning a Bancroft Prize for his book A People in Revolution (1981). Together with Evonne von Heussen-Countryman, he has also published Shane in the British Film Institute Film Classics series. As of late 2010 he is working on two book projects. One is a short volume on African Americans and the era of American independence. The other is a longer study of how Native Americans became familiar with the world and the ideas of invading Europeans during the colonial era.