Teacher. Born– Montgomery, Ala. Married– Peyton N. Wiggins in 1976. Children– One. Education– Huntingdon College, B.A., 1956; Louisiana State University, M.A., 1958, Ph.D., 1965. Taught at South Seminary Junior College 1959-1961; University of Alabama, 1961-. Editor Alabama Review, 1976-. Member– Alabama State Capitol Preservation Commission, American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians.
Director of American Scholars; Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.
The Scalawag in American Politics, 1865-1881. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.
From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama, 1860-1960. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1986.