Jefferson Cowie received the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2023 for his book, Freedom's Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power. He holds the James G. Stahlman Chair in American History at Vanderbilt. The Nation magazine called him "one of the nation's most commanding interpreters of recent American experience." His work in social and political history include Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class, which won a number of awards including the Francis Parkman Prize for American History, The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics, and Capital Moves: RCA's Seventy Year Quest for Cheap Labor. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.