- Discipline: History
- Organization: University of Alabama
David T. Beito is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance During the Great Depression(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989) and From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000). Beito's edited book, The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Societywas published this year by University of Michigan Press.
Prof. Beito has published in the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Southern History,Journal of Policy History, and Critical Review. He is currently writing (with his co-author Professor Linda Royster Beito of Stillman College) a biography of Dr. T.R.M. Howard a black civil right pioneer, entrepreneur and mutual aid leader.
Beito earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1986, after participating in one of the first IHS Liberty & Society seminars for students in 1981.