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Charles C. Bolton

Dr. Charles C. Bolton

Contact Information

Email: ccbolton@uncg.edu
Office: 2111 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-5209


Ph.D., Duke University, 1989
M.A., Duke University, 1986
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1982

Teaching Experience

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

Research Interests

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, school integration in Mississippi, and a biography of former Mississippi governor, William F. Winter.

Courses Taught

  • HIS 212: Survey of United States History since 1865 (Spring 2006, Fall 2008, Fall 2011, Fall 2012)
  • HIS 724: Twentieth Century South (Fall 2006, Fall 2013)
  • HIS 218: The World in the Twentieth Century (Spring 2007)
  • HIS 589: Doing Visual History (Fall 2007, Fall 2010)
  • HIS 702: Colloquium in American History (Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013)

Recent Publications

Book cover: William F. Winter and the New Mississippi Book cover: The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980 Book cover: Mississippi: An Illustrated History Book cover: With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education

Awards and Honors

  • McLemore Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 2014
  • 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).
  • Other awards listed on Vitae.

Links of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

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