Dennis L. Peterson

Dennis L. Peterson is an independent writer-editor based in Taylors, S.C. His first published article was for The Freeman (May 1981). Since that time, his work has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and journals, including The Freeman, Scouting, Elks Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, The Writer, Journal for Christian Educators, The Christian Classroom, Christian Library Journal, numerous homeschooling publications, and others. His work has been reprinted in several textbooks and anthologies, including two by FEE (The Spirit of Freedom: Essays in American History and Public Education and Indoctrination). He is also the author of Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries (McFarland Publishing, 2016).

For nineteen years, Peterson taught junior high/high school history and writing in private schools in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania and a homeschool co-op in Tennessee. He was also a senior technical editor with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems at the historic nuclear facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He and his wife homeschooled their four daughters for thirteen years and were active in the Knoxville (TN) Christian Homeschool Educational Enrichment Co-op, where he taught writing courses for ten years. He also wrote secondary-level history and government curricula for BJU Press for eleven years.

Peterson’s areas of special interest include education, homeschooling, and American history with a focus on the South, the Great Depression, and military history, especially the War Between the States and World War II.