SHA 2013: John Boles, Eugene Genovese, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown

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’ collegialityContinue reading “SHA 2013: John Boles, Eugene Genovese, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown”

R.I.P. Eugene Genovese

The Historical Society reported yesterday that historian Eugene Genovese passed away. Genovese was a masterful scholar noted for his Marxist interpretation of the Old South in his early career and for his political conservatism in his later career. As I noted previously, reading Genovese in grad school was an exhilarating experience. I didn’t always understandContinue reading “R.I.P. Eugene Genovese”