I attended sessions honoring three men at this year's Southern. On Friday afternoon was a session celebrating John Boles' thirty years of editorial service to the Journal of Southern History. Ten former students and colleagues offered brief remarks and memories about Boles the individual and the editor. It was encouraging to hear about Boles' collegiality … Continue reading SHA 2013: John Boles, Eugene Genovese, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown
R.I.P. Bertram Wyatt-Brown
As many of you know, historian Bertram Wyatt-Brown passed away this past Monday. Bert was editor of LSU Press' Southern Biography Series when I submitted my revised dissertation as a book proposal. He was responsible for the title (Old Hickory's Nephew), and his advice about the manuscript made it immeasurably better. I also know from … Continue reading R.I.P. Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Which Historians Have Influenced You the Most?
I've been reflecting the past few weeks on the historians who've influenced my work or historical viewpoint the most. Some of the historians were obvious, but I was also surprised at who else came to mind after some thought. There is a distinct bias toward political historians. In no particular order, my list*: Robert V. … Continue reading Which Historians Have Influenced You the Most?