Upchurch, Thomas Adams 1964-

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Upchurch, Thomas Adams 1964-


Born November 4, 1964, in MS; son of Billy Adams and Rowena Upchurch; married May 10, 1997; wife's name Linda A. (a registered nurse); children: Caleb T. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Delta State University, B.S.E., 1996, M.Ed., 1997; Mississippi State University, Ph.D., 2001. Politics: Conservative. Religion: Christian.


Home—Statesboro, GA. Office—East Georgia College, 1709 Chandler Rd., Statesboro, GA 30460. E-mail—[email protected]


East Georgia College, Statesboro, assistant professor of history, 2001—.


Authors Guild, Authors League of America.


Halzell Award, Journal of Mississippi History, 2004.


(Associate editor) Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2003.

Legislating Racism: The Billion Dollar Congress and the Birth of Jim Crow, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2004.

A White Minority, Hamilton Books (Lanham, MD), 2004.

Race Relations in the United States, 1960-1980, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2007.

Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Mississippi History.


Thomas Adams Upchurch told CA: "I am an old-school historian. I like politics and race relations, and particularly the convergence of the two. Most of my research is in that field, but I also have a topical interest in religious history, which I am cultivating lately. I have a chronological specialty in the Gilded Age, although I am currently writing a book about the founding generation of the United States and another book about the civil rights era. So I'm quite diverse. The common thread to it all is United States history. I avoid dealing with the history of other countries when possible."