Publications Whimsically Selected
Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate Company in the Making of a
Southern Community. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003.
Winner, 2003 Jefferson Davis Award; winner, 2004 James I. Robertson
Literary Prize; honorable mention, 2004 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil
(editor) Voices from Company D: Diaries by the Greensboro Guards,
Fifth Alabama Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. Athens:
University of Georgia Press, 2003.
Tuscaloosa: Portrait of an Alabama County. Northridge,
California: Windsor Publications, 1987.
(editor) Rowdy Tales from Early Alabama: The Humor of John Gorman
Barr. University: University of Alabama Press, 1981; paperbound
(with Walter Lewellyn) The Alabama Christian Advocate: An Index to
Memorials, 1881-1994. Birmingham: Birmingham-Southern College, 2010.
Faculty Scholarship [at] Birmingham-Southern College. Birmingham:
Birmingham-Southern College, 2004.
(with L. J. Davenport) Roland Harper, Alabama Botanist and Social
Critic: A Biographical Sketch and Bibliography. Alabama Museum of
Natural History Bulletin 17 (1995 May 1).
“Introduction.” Taming Alabama: Lawyers and Other Reformers,
1804-1929, by Pruitt. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010,
“Introduction: An Unfinished War.” In The Great Task Remaining before
Us: Reconstruction as America’s Continuing Civil War, edited by
Cimbala and Miller. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010, 1-8.
“A Settlement House in Ensley’s Italian District.” Alabama Heritage
scheduled publication date 2005 spring.
“The Guards’ Civil War.” Alabama Heritage #71 (2004 winter):
“What They Fought For . . . in Greensboro, Alabama,” Southern
Historian 19 (1998 Spring): 5-13.
“Alabama Politics, 1819 to 1997,” in The Alabama Political Almanac,
1997, edited by James Glen Stovall, Patrick R. Cotter, and Samuel H.
Fisher. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997. [An earlier
version appeared in The Alabama Political Almanac, 1995.]
“‘Dissipating the Clouds of Ignorance’: The First University of Alabama
Library, 1831-1865.” Libraries & Culture 27 (1992 Winter):
20-35. [Runner-up for the 1989 Justin Winsor Prize for the best essay
in Library History]
“A History of the University of Alabama Libraries, 1831-1970.” In A
Dynamic Tradition: A History of the Academic Libraries of Alabama,
edited by Vicki L. Gregory. Birmingham: Birmingham Public Library
“John B. Read’s Okra Paper.” Alabama Review 43 (1990 October):
“Lone Star Flags and Nameless Rags.” Alabama Review, 39 (1986