John B. Boles is William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and managing editor of the Journal of Southern History. His books include The South through Time.
"These essays have many revealing reflections on the process of writing history and are altogether fascinating and useful. Shapers of Southern History will appeal to historians of the American South above all, but also to historians in other fields. It also will be an important contribution to the literature of southern memoir." - Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi"