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John Inscoe

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Albert B. Saye Professor of History
Professor Emeritus

John Inscoe is the Albert B. Saye Professor of History and University Professor.  He is the author of Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina; Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian SouthWriting the Southern through the Self: Explorations in Southern Autobiography, and co-author of The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: The Civil War in Western North Carolina, and has edited or co-edited volumes on Georgia race relations, Appalachians and race in the 19th century, southern Unionists during the Civil War, Confederate nationalism and identity, produced as a tribute to Emory Thomas, and on film representations of 19th century America. He has served as the the editor of the on-line New Georgia Encyclopedia since 1999.  He edited the Georgia Historical Quarterly for fifteen years and and served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Historical Association from 2000 through 2014.

Selected Publications:

Olmstead, Frederick L, and John Inscoe. Selections From Frederick Law Olmsted's The Cotton Kingdom. Bedford St. Martin, 2014. Web.

Inscoe, John. The Civil War In Georgia: A New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion. UGA Press, 2011. Web.

Inscoe, John. Writing South Through The Self: Explorations In Southern Autobiography. University of Georgia Press, 2011. Web.

Inscoe, John. Race, War, And Remembrance In The Appalachian South. University Press of Kentucky, 2008. Web.

Inscoe, John. Inside The Confederate Nation: Essays In Honor Of Emory M. Thomas. LSU Press, 2005. Web.

Inscoe, John. Appalachians And Race:from Slavery To Segregation In The Mountain South. University Press of Kentucky, 2000. Print.

Inscoe, John. The Heart Of Confederate Appalachia:western North Carolina's Civil War. UNC Press, 2000. Print.

Inscoe, John. James Edward Oglethorpe:new Perspectives On His Life And Legacy. Georgia Historical Society, 1997. Print.

Inscoe, John. Georgia In Black And White:explorations In The Race Relations Of A Southern State, 1865-1950. UGA Press, 1994. Web.

Inscoe, John. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips:a Southern Historian And His Critics. Greenwood Press, 1990. Print.

Inscoe, John. Mountain Masters:slavery And The Sectional Crisis In Western North Carolina. University of Tennessee Press, 1989. Web.


PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill, American History 1985

Of note:

Lothar Tresp Award for Outstanding Honors Professor, UGA Honors Program, 2010                                                                                                                                               Leadership in History Award of Merit, AASLH, for The Civil War in Georgia, 2012                                                                                                                                                             Lillian Smith Book Award, for Writing the South through the Self, 2012

Malcolm and Muriel Bell Book Award, for Writing the South through the Self, 2012

Hugh McCall Award, Georgia Association of Historians , 2012

OAH Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2010-2012, 2013-2015

Governor's Award in the Humanities, 2005

Parks-Heggoy Award for Graduate Teaching, UGA History Department, 1999, 2004

Teaching Excellence Award, UGA Student Government Association, 2003, 2005

W.D. Weatherford Book Award, for Mountain Masters, 1990

Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, for Mountain Masters, 1989

Events featuring John Inscoe
101 LeConte Hall

Join revered Southern historian John Inscoe for a showing of Mississippi Burning (1988), followed by a discussion of the film’s portrayal of black and white roles in the advancement of Civil Rights.

This event is free and open to the University community.

Articles Featuring John Inscoe

Congratulations to Dr. John Inscoe, who was inducted into the Phi Kappa Literary Society as an honorary member this month.

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