Modern U.S. History (civil rights, religion)
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My doctoral dissertation was about Roman Catholics in Alabama and Georgia in the post-World War II period. I wanted to know how a minority religious group like Catholics fit into southern society, which was predominantly Protestant. I found that anti-Catholicism served as a barrier separating Catholics from Protestants until the civil rights movement. When defense of the racial status quo became most white southerners' primary goal, then religious prejudice diminished in favor of social and cultural cooperation in defense of Jim Crow. For more information about my book, The South's "Tolerable Alien": Roman Catholics in Alabama and Georgia, 1945-1970, please go to the Louisiana State University Press web site.
|Current Works in Progress|
I am currently
at work on two different projects. The first is a biography of former president
Jimmy Carter, which is under contract with Louisiana State University Press
and will appear in the Press's Southern Biography Series. The second project
builds on the research in my first book. It explores the relationship between
race and gender in the post-Civil Rights era. That is, I am studying how cooperation
in the civil rights movement gave way to political cooperation over issues of
gender and sexuality in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Beloved Community and the People of God: The Community of Christ Our Brother in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, 1967-1969. U.S. Catholic Historian (Fall 2006): 105-123.
"Anti-Catholicism, Anti-Protestantism, and Race in Civil Rights Era Alabama and Georgia," Journal of Southern Religion 8 (2005). (For the text, please see the following link at the Journal of Southern Religion.)
What We Preach: Roman Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta,"
Georgia Historical Quarterly 89 (Fall 2005). (Winner
of the 2006 E. Merton Coulter award from the Georgia Historical Society.)
were a group apart': The Boundaries of Southern Catholic Identity at Mid-Century,"
U.S. Catholic Historian 18 (Summer 2000): 72-91.
Doctor of Philosophy,
University of Florida, Gainesville, 2000
Master of Arts, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, University of the South, 1991
History 106 (Hi6):
History 250 (Hi41): U.S. History to 1877
History 251 (Hi42): U.S. History since 1877
History 354 (Hi48): Contemporary America, 1929-Present
History 374 (Hi59): The American Civil Rights Movement
History 374 (Hi59): Hollywood and U.S. History
History 489 (Hi89): The Bible Belt from North to South
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