- Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America (2008)
- Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (2004) Editor-in-chief
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt (2002)
- The Great Depression: A History in Documents (Oxford University Press, 2000)
- Eve’s Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Course of History (McGraw-Hill, 2000)
- What’s Left? — A New Democratic Vision for America (Adams, 1996)
- Mario Cuomo: A Biography (Scribners, 1988)
- The End of the Conservative Era: Liberalism After Reagan (Arbor House, 1987)
- The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941 (Times Books 1984, 1993)
- Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the “Forgotten Man” (North Carolina, 1983)
Robert McElvaine was born in 1947 in New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He earned a master’s degree and his Ph.D. at State University of New York at Binghamton. McElvaine is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters and Chair of the Department of History at Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi.
McElvaine frequently has articles published in the major newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Newsweek. He has appeared as a guest on many television and radio programs including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, and others.
- Robert McElvaine’s website
- McElvaine’s blog on The Huffington Post
- McElvaine’s curriculum vitae
- Down and Out in the Great Depression book page