William J. Cooper
Boyd Professor

225D Himes Hall

COURSES TAUGHT:   Graduate Seminar in American History; U.S. Survey to 1865; the Antebellum South
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:  The crisis of the Union, 1860-1861



A.B. Princeton University, 1962; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1966

Awards and Honors:  

President-elect of the Southern Historical Association
Guggenheim Fellow
Fellow, Society of American Historians
Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities
Fellow, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography
Jefferson Davis Award
LSU Distinguished Research Master

About Jefferson Davis, American  


Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era
The Conservative Regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890
 The South and the Politics of Slavery, 1828-1856
 Liberty and Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860
 The American South: A History (with Thomas T. Terrill)
Jefferson Davis, American