University professor. Born– April 17, 1881, near Lineville. Parents– Mitchell Bennett and Matilda Caroline (McCain) Garrett. Married– Dora Mayfield Matthews, May 12, 1923. Children– Two. Education– Howard College, B.A., 1900, M.A., 1903; Cornell University, Ph.D., 1910. Instructor at Howard College; positions at University of Mississippi, University of Michigan, St. Lawrence University, and again at Howard College; faculty member, University of North Carolina, 1927 until his retirement in 1952. Howard College, LL.D., 1952. Mayflower Cup, state of North Carolina, 1936. Member, American Historical Association and Southern Historical Society.


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Europe since 1815. New York; F.S. Crofts, 1947.

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The French Colonial Question, 1789-1791. Ann Arbor, Mich.; G. Wahr, 1916.

Horse and Buggy Days on Hatchet Creek. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1957.

Sixty Years of Howard College, 1842-1902. Birmingham, Ala.; Howard College, 1927.