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Glenn Eskew

Professor
Biography

A member of the department since 1993, Glenn T. Eskew teaches courses in southern history.  His recent biography Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013), received the Malcolm and Muriel Barrow Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society.  His book But For Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), received the Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association and Longwood College.  Other publications include two edited volumes of essays, numerous book chapters, and journal articles.  Since 2003, Eskew has served as the lead scholar on 12 separately funded National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshops for Schoolteachers as well as two Teaching American History Grants.  He has lectured widely on southern topics across the United States and in Japan, China, Korea, South Africa, Argentina, and Germany.  Eskew is a member of numerous professional organizations—having served as an officer and committee member in several—and he actively supports historic preservation.