Tindall, George Brown 1921-2006

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Tindall, George Brown 1921-2006

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born February 26, 1921, in Greenville, SC; died of complications from diabetes, December 3, 2006, in Chapel Hill, NC. Historian, educator, and author. A retired University of North Carolina professor, Tindall was noted for his books about the modern history of the American South. Graduating from Furman University in 1942, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and saw action in the Pacific theater. Returning to his studies after the war, he attended the University of North Carolina, earning a master’s degree in 1948 and a Ph.D. in 1951. He taught briefly at Eastern Kentucky State University, the University of Mississippi, and the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in the early 1950s, and was an assistant professor at Louisiana State University from 1953 to 1958. Joining the University of North Carolina faculty, he became a full professor of history in 1964 and was named Kenan Professor in 1969. Tindall retired in 1990 as professor emeritus. As a scholar, Tindall was known for his books about the evolution of the South after the Civil War. Among his most praised works are South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900 (1952) and The Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945 (1967). Other publications by Tindall include The Persistent Tradition in New South Politics (1975), America: A Narrative History (1984), and Natives & Newcomers (1995).



New York Times, December 8, 2006, p. C11.