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Charles C. Bolton

Dr. Charles C. Bolton

Contact Information

Email: ccbolton@uncg.edu
Office: 2106 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-5992


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

Academic Positions

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2017-
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

  • Twentieth-Century United States
  • U.S. South
  • Oral History
  • Race
  • Politics

Current Project

I am currently working on a book project about the World War II home front in the Deep South. This project looks specifically at how economic and military mobilization challenged existing economic and social relations in the region. It also examines political changes and continuities during these years.

Courses Taught

  • Oral History and the Veterans Experience
  • The United States: Depression and War, 1929-1945
  • The Twentieth Century South
  • Historical Skills and Methods
  • The World in the Twentieth Century Survey, 1945-2000

Selected Publications

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

Selected Awards and Honors

  • McLemore Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 2014
  • Willie D. Halsell Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 2009
  • Public Humanities Scholar Award, Mississippi Humanities Council, 2000
  • Award of Merit, Mississippi Historical Society, 1999, for the radio documentary, "Mississippi Voices: A Trip through the Twentieth Century."
  • Other awards listed on Vitae.

Ph.D. Dissertations Directed

  • Carmack, Margaret Williams, "Segregating the Police: Negotiating Equality in Post-War Memphis, Tennessee."
  • Foy, Marjorie E., "'Our Objective Wasn't to Belittle People's Behavior': The History of Gestational Diabetes, 1921-1991."
  • Gates, Sarah, "More Lives Than a Cat: A State and Federal History of Deposit Insurance in the United States, 1829-1933."
  • Graham, Christopher A., "Faith and Family in the Antebellum Piedmont South."
  • Lee, Brian, "A Matter of National Concern: The Kennedy Administration's Campaign to Restore Public Education to Prince Edward County, Virginia."
  • Summey, Virginia L., "Fighting Within the Bar: Judge Elreta Alexander and Civil Rights Advocacy in Greensboro, North Carolina."
  • Suttell, Brian, "Campus to Counter: Civil Rights Activism in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, 1960-1963."
  • Thompson, Ellen Natasha, "'The Changing Needs of Our Youth Today': North Carolina 4-H from World War II Through the 1970s."
  • Usher, Jess, "An Uneasy Peace: The Struggle for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1960-1969."

Links of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

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