John M. Giggie John Giggie is an associate professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Alabama, where he currently serves as the Director of the Graduate Program in History and as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow. His research specializations include the American South, African American history, and American religious history. He has published After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1917 and edited Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Commercial Culture. He also coedits the Religion and American Culture series for the University of Alabama Press. His current scholarly project is a book on African American religion during the Civil War.