Richard Lyman Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History, Emeritus, at Columbia University, grew up in Portland, Oregon, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University. He has also taught at Brigham Young University, Boston University, and the University of Delaware. HisFrom Puritan to Yankee: Character and Social Order in Connecticut, 16901765won the Bancroft Prize in 1967. His other books includeJoseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism(1984), winner of the Evans Biography Award;King and People in Provincial Massachusetts(1985); andThe Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities(1992). A practicing Mormon, he lives in New York City with his wife, Claudia.Bushman, Richard L. is the author of 'Refinement of America Persons, Houses, Cities', published 1993 under ISBN 9780679744146 and ISBN 0679744142.