Peter La Chapelle

Peter La Chapelle is Professor of History at Nevada State College in the Las Vegas area where he periodically teaches an upper-division history topics course titled "Explorations in O Brother, Where Art Thou?: Region, Politics, and Music Culture." La Chapelle's recent book, I'd Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music (University of Chicago Press) digs deep into to the real history figures such as Pappy O'Daniel, George Wallace, and Big Jim Folsom.