David T. Beito is Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and Professor of History at the University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in history at the University of Wisconsin, and he is the recipient of the Ellis Hawley Prize. Professor Beito is the author of Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance during the Great Depression, From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967, and Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power (with Linda Royster Beito).
An urban and social historian, Professor Beito has published in the Journal of Southern History, Journal of Policy History, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Urban History, The Independent Review, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Journal of Firearms and Public Policy, and other scholarly journals. And, his popular articles have appeared in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Perspectives, History News Network, National Review, Reason, and elsewhere.