CANTON – SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Robert Strong, PhD., has won a competitive William Randolph Hearst Foundation Research Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society.
Strong, an award-winning author and poet, reached into one of the most turbulent times in American history for the inspiration for his newest manuscript, and the Hearst Foundation funding will be used to support his ongoing research. The upcoming publication is entitled Bright Advent.
“The book deals with a Puritan and Indian collaborative translation of the entire bible in the 1650s and related events leading to King Philip’s War,” Strong pointed out. “It will read much like a historical novel in verse and source.”
The Society’s goal in sponsoring Strong is to improve the ways that history is communicated, according to the society’s website. Strong’s manuscript investigates violence, language, and religion as it portrays the events and facts that lead to the creation of America.