Inscoe, John C. 1951-
Inscoe, John C. 1951-
Born November 3, 1951, in Morgan-town, NC; married; wife's name Jane H.; children: Meg, Clay. Education: Davidson College, B.A., 1974; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A., Ph. D., 1985.
Darlington School, Rome, GA, high school teacher, 1974-78; University of Georgia, Athens, beginning 1984, now profesor of history; Rice University, Houston, TX, visiting professor, 1988-89; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, visiting professor, 1991.
Mountain Masters, Slavery, and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina, University of Tennessee Press (Knoxville, TN), 1989.
(Editor) Georgia in Black and White: Explorations in the Race Relations of a Southern State, 1865-1950, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1994.
(With Gordon B. McKinney) The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: Western North Carolina in the Civil War, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 2000.
(Editor, with Robert C. Kenzer) Enemies of the Country: New Perspectives on Unionists in the Civil War South, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 2001.
(Editor) Appalachians and Race: The Mountain South from Slavery to Segregation, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2001.
(Editor, with Lesley J. Gordon) Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 2005.
Contributor to various journals and periodicals, including Journal of Southern History, Civil War History, South Atlantic Quarterly, Slavery & Abolition, Appalachian Journal, North Carolina Historical Review, South Carolina Historical Magazine, and the Historian. Georgia Historical Quarterly, editor, 1985-2000; Journal of Southern History, visiting editor, 1988-89; New Georgia Encyclopedia, general editor, 1999—.
John C. Inscoe is a professor of history at the University of Georgia and the author and/or editor of a number of books on the southern Unionists of the Civil War, race relations in Georgia, and Appalachia. In The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: Western North Carolina in the Civil War, Inscoe addresses the belief that Appalachia, despite being surrounded by the Confederacy, was primarily made up of nonslaveholders who were loyal to the Union during the Civil War, providing evidence of the region's Southern leanings. Richard M. Reid, in a review for the Journal of Southern History, remarked that the book "draws on and reinforces the themes running through these studies that Americans experienced the war in very different ways depending on their region, gender, class, and age." He added that the book's "extensive bibliography and detailed endnotes also encourage readers to further explore the effects of war in the mountains."
Enemies of the Country: New Perspectives on Unionists in the Civil War South compiles ten essays, edited by Inscoe with Robert C. Kenzer, that discuss those Union loyalists who found themselves living south of the Mason-Dixon Line during the Civil War, and what they experienced. Martin Crawford, in a review for the Journal of Southern History, called the work a "useful collection on the still neglected topic of Unionism in the Confederacy."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Journal of Southern History, November, 2001, Richard M. Reid, review of The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: Western North Carolina in the Civil War, p. 871; May, 2002, Ralph Mann, review of Appalachians and Race: The Mountain South from Slavery to Segregation, p. 479; February, 2003, Martin Crawford, review of Enemies of the Country: New Perspectives on Unionists in the Civil War South, p. 182.
Southern Cultures, winter, 2001, Jan Davidson, review of The Heart of Confederate Appalachia, p. 107.
Southern Review, spring, 1996, Joseph P. Reidy, review of Georgia in Black and White: Explorations in the Race Relations of a Southern State, 1865-1950, p. 373.
University of Georgia Department of History Web site,http://www.uga.edu/history/ (November 25, 2006), faculty biography.*