Educator. Born– Oct. 27, 1943 in Montgomery. Parents– Jonathan Mills, Jr. and Priscilla (Marks) Thornton. Education– Princeton University, B.A.; Yale University, Ph.M., Ph.D. Taught University of Illinois at Chicago, 1971-1974; University of Michigan, 1974-; contributor to Southern literary journals. Danforth fellow 1966-1974; Jules F. Landry prize winner (Louisiana State University, 1977); Guggenheim fellow 1978-1979; member Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association, Princeton Club, Phi Beta Kappa, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Politics and Power in a Slave Society; Alabama, 1800-1860. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1978.