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Larry Ingle taught at UTC from 1967 to 1997.  His research focuses on modern U.S. history, including the Progressive era and Quaker history (17th century to present).  He taught both sections of the U.S. history survey and courses on U.S. social, intellectual, and African-American history.  In his retirement Dr. Ingle has continued his research, including projects on Whittaker Chambers and the beginnings of American conservativism.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1967

M.A., American University, 1961

B.A., Wake Forest College, 1958


Carroll Prize for best article in Quaker History for past three years, Friends Historical Association, 2019

President, Friends Historical Society (UK), 1996-97

Henry J. Cadbury Fellowship, Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Penn., 1990-91

Fulbright Professorship, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, 1973-74

Danforth Fellowship in Black Studies, Yale University, 1960-70 

Publication Highlights

Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation (University of Tennessee Press, 1986; revised edition, Pendle Hill Publications, 1998)

First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism (Oxford University Press, 1994)

Nixon’s First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President (University of Missouri Press, 2015)

American History: A Brief View, co-authored text book with James A. Ward (Little, Brown and Co., 1978); America: The Endless Quest2nd edition, also with William B. Scott (Kendall, Hunt Publishing Co., 2002)

Numerous articles in North Carolina Historical ReviewQuaker HistoryFides et HistoriaJournal of the Friends Historical Society (UK), Peace & Change, Delaware HistorySignsAlbion, South Carolina Historical Quarterly

Conference & Presentation Highlights

Presidential address, Friends Historical Society (UK), Aberyswyth, Wales, 1996