Historian; University professor. Born– Mobile. Parents– Bevil T. and Nona S. Amos. Married–Chriss Doss. Education– Agnes Scott College, A.B., 1972; Emory University, M.A., 1975; Ph.D., 1976. Taught at Northern Michigan University, 1977-1978; University of Alabama in Birmingham after 1978. Contributed articles to many journals and anthologies. Member of the Organization of American Historians, Southern History Association and the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic. Has received many grants and awards, including the John F. Ramsey Award for Merit from the Alabama Association of Historians and the Milo P. Howard Jr. Award from the Alabama Historical Association.
Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Cotton City.
Cotton City; Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1985.
Alabama Governors; A Political History of the State. 2001.
The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama. 2014.