Historian; professor of history. Born– Montgomery, Ala., 1934. Parents–Robert N. and Dixie G. Woolfolk. Married– Peyton N. Wiggins, November 25, 1967 (died 1974). 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. Awarded emerita status on her retirement from the University.
Director of American Scholars; Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.
Love and Duty: Amelia and Josiah Gorgas and their Family. University of Alabama Press, 2005.
The Scalawag in American Politics, 1865-1881. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.
The Journals of Josiah Gorgas, 1857-1878.
The Journals of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827-1835. University of Alabama, 2014.
From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama, 1860-1960. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1986.