Educator; author. Born– Nov. 11, 1927, in Dallas, Tex. Parents– Hemphill Moffett and Gladys (Garstang) Hosford. Married– Philip B. Thomas, Apr. 12, 1949. Children– Five. Education– attended University of Arkansas, 1944-46; Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1948; University of Michigan, M.A., 1951,; Emory University, Ph.D., 1971. Taught history at Northern Michigan University, 1964-1968, Jacksonville State University after 1971. Member– Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association, Alabama Education Association, and National Education Association. Received the Myers Center Outstanding Book Award in 1992 and the James F. Sulzby Award from the Alabama Historical Association in 1993, for The New Woman in Alabama.
Contemporary Authors online.
The New Woman in Alabama; Social Reforms and Suffrage, 1890-1920. University of Alabama Press, 1992.
Riveting and Rationing in Dixie; Alabama Women in the Second World War. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1987.
Southern Methodist University; Founding and Early Years. Dallas; Southern Methodist University Press, 1974.
Stepping out of the Shadows; Alabama Women, 1819-1990. University of Alabama Press, 1995.