- B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery
- M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
- “When will this war cease:” The Pickens Family and the Civil War (manuscript in progress,
under contract with LSU Press)
Iron and Steel: Race, Class, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Articles and Chapters
“The Political Construction of a Natural Disaster: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853,” Journal of American History (December 2008).
“Birmingham, Alabama,” in The Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration. New York: Greenwood Press, 2006.
“Steelworkers,” in The Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration. New York: Greenwood Press, 2006.
“Iron and Steel Workers,” in The Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2005.
“The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union,” in The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements. New York: Greenwood Press, 200).
“John Gill Shorter,” in Alabama’s Governors. Tuscaloosa and London: The University of Alabama Press, 2003.
“Thomas Hill Watts,” in Alabama’s Governors. Tuscaloosa and London: The University of Alabama Press, 2003.
“Secession, War, and Reconstruction” in Mobile: A New History of Alabama’s First City. Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, 2001.
“White Workers, White Capital, and the Struggle for Shop Floor Control in Birmingham, Alabama, 1880-1895,” Locus 6 (Fall 1993): 1-21.
“The Deep South,” in the Encyclopedia of American Social History, edited by Mary Kupiec Cayton, Elliott J. Gorn, and Peter W. Williams. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1993, pp. 1045-1059.
“The Household Composition of Working-Class Families in the Birmingham District, 1900,” Southern Historian 6 (Spring 1985): 40-52.
- HY 135 U.S. History to 1877
- HY 136 U.S. History Since 1877
- HY 435/535 Civil War and Reconstruction
- HY 477/577 Old South
- HY 478/578 New South
- HY 479/579 Modern South