Dr. Carter teaches United States History and has a special interest in national 20th century politics
and the post civil-war American South.
Dr. Carter has taught the US Since 1877 survey, the history of the New South, and courses on
documentary films as well as the making of Southern culture. He has also taught graduate courses
on 20th century US history and the post civil-war South.
His publications include: Scottsboro: a Tragedy of the American South; When the War Was Over:
the Failure of Self-Reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867; The Politics of Rage: George Wallace,
the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics and From George
Wallace to Newt Gingrich: Race in the Conservative Counterrevolution, 1963-1994.
In October of 2004 I delivered a series of lectures in Australia on the changing role of race
in American politics over the last fifteen years. I am using these lectures as the basis for
an expansion and updating of my book, From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich. In addition to
writing a number of essays on contemporary American politics, I continue to work on a study
of the white supremacist leader Asa Carter who later changed identities and became the
highly successful author, “Forrest” Carter.