Historian; college professor. Born– February 15, 1929, in Montevallo, Ala. Parents– James Skillman Ward and Lillian Kiber Ward. Married– Jane Harless, August 19, 1950. Children–four. Education– Auburn University B.S., 1950, M.S., 1951; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1957. Taught at Georgia Southern College, 1955-19; head History Dept., 1969-1971. Member– Southern Historical Association, American Military Institute and Company of Military Historians. Died April 6, 2005.
Directory of American Scholars.
Lamar and Me. Statesboro, Ga.; Montevallo Press, 1983.
An Alabama Legacy; Images of a State. Virginia Beach, Va.; Donning Co., 1995.
Alabama; The History of a Deep South State. Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama Press, 1994.
Alabama’s Response to the Penitentiary Movement, 1829-1865. Gainesville; University Press of Florida, 2003.
August Reckoning; Jack Turner and Racism in Post Civil War Alabama. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1973.
Convicts, Coal, and the Banner Mine Tragedy. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1986.
Labor Revolt in Alabama; The Great Strike of 1894. University of Alabama Press, 1965.
Bibliography of the County Histories of Alabama. Birmingham Public Library, 1991.