Dr. Charles C. Bolton
Office: 2135 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-5204
Ph.D., Duke University, 1989
M.A., Duke University, 1986
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1982
Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005-
Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, 2000-2005
Associate Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, 1994-2000
Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, 1990-1994
My research interests are in the history of the U.S. South. I have done work on both the nineteenth and twentieth century, and I am especially interested in the use of oral history to document the history of the region. My previous major projects have focused on poor whites in the antebellum South and school integration in Mississippi. I am currently completing a biography of former Mississippi governor, William F. Winter.
- HIS 212: Survey of United States History since 1865 (Spring 2006, Fall 2008)
- HIS 723: Twentieth Century South (Fall 2006)
- HIS 218: The World in the Twentieth Century (Spring 2007)
- HIS 589: Doing Visual History (Fall 2007)
- HIS 702: Colloquium in American History (Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010)
- Courses previously taught at USM listed on Vitae.
- The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980 (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005).
- "William F. Winter and the Politics of Racial Moderation in Mississippi," Journal of Mississippi History 70 (Winter 2008): 335-382.
- Mississippi: An Illustrated History, with Edward N. Akin (Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press (2002).
- "Mississippi's School Equalization Program, 1945-1954: `A Last Gasp to Try to Maintain a Segregated Educational System,'" Journal of Southern History 66 (November 2000): 781-814.
- With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education, edited jointly with Brian T. Daugherity, University of Arkansas Press (2008).
- Other publications listed on Vitae.
Awards and Honors
- Teaching American History Grant from the U. S. Department of Education, 2002-2005, co-project director with Mary Beth Farrell. ($850,000).
- Willie D. Halsell Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 2009
- Grants from the John C. Stennis Space Center (NASA), 1991-2005, to set up and maintain a history archive and to conduct oral histories concerning the creation and development of the south Mississippi NASA facility. (approximately $375,000 over the fourteen-year period).
- Public Humanities Scholar Award, Mississippi Humanities Council, 2000.
- Other awards listed on Vitae.