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206 Hiwassee Drive                                                                                     Department of History                                    Historical Text Archive
Starkville, MS 39759                                                                                   Mississippi State University                 
(662) 323-6852                                                                                           Mississippi State, MS 39762

Web Sites:

Historical Text Archive    Jacksonville, Florida Beaches and Fletcher HS     


Books and Monographs

Mayport Chronicles (HTA Press, 2015), with Dyle R. Johnson.

I've Been Working on the Railroad (HTA Press, 2012).

World's Finest Beach: A Brief History of the Jacksonville Beaches (Charleston and London: The History Press, 2010).

World's Finest Beach (HTA Press, 2006).

Colonial Latin America (Coral Springs, FL: Llumina Press, 2002).

The Latin American Narcotics Trade and U. S. National Security. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1989. (editor and contributor of three chapters). Also at

The Mexican University and the State: Student Conflicts, 1910-1971. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1982.

The Mexican University and the State: Student Conflicts, 1910-1971. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1982. Electronic edition published by NetLibrary, 2000.

Neighbors--Mexico and the United States: Wetbacks and Oil. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981, with Robert J. Shafer.

Neighbors--Mexico and the United States: Wetbacks and Oil. Mississippi State, MS: Historical Text Archive, 1997. An electronic reprint with additional texts, photographs, maps, and hyperlinks. Found at

The 1929 UNAM General Strike. Milwaukee: Center for Latin America, University of Wisconsin, 1980.

Mexico's Acción Nacional: A Catholic Alternative to Revolution. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1973. Also at

Articles, Book Chapters, and Scholarly Reviews

"Ponte Vedra Pioneers, 1934-40" (October 12, 2016)

Turning Sand into Gold  (July 25, 2016)

Ed Smith, Humorous Storyteller (April 21, 2016)

The Two Martin G. Williams, 1887-2010" (April, 2016)

"Ocean Piers, An Illustrated Chronology" (December, 2015)

"Arthur G. Penman: Real Estate Baron & Fisherman"(October, 2015)

"Ruby of Ruby Beach, Florida," (September, 2015)

"Casa Marina has weathered test of time," The Beaches Leader, August 6, 2015, excerpts from "Casa Marina Hotel, 1924-2014" (2014).

Elsie Behner's Scrapbook, 1937-42 (July, 2015)

FROM THE BEGINNING—Atlantic Beach, EU Jacksonville (July, 2015)

Gene Nordan, An Entertaining Man  May, 2015.

Walter Thomas Galvin , Locomotive Fireman (April, 2015)

"Mayport's King House—Haunted?"   February, 2015

"Princess to Pauper" The Legend of Elizabeth Stark"   January, 2015

"Casa Marina Hotel, 1924-2014"   September, 2014

"Gene Zapf (1894-1948), Jacksonville Beach Entrepreneur"   July, 2014

"Bennett Beach Drug Stores"    June, 2014

"The Alpha O. Paynter Mystery"  (2014)

"Le Chateau Restaurant, 1954-1985"  (2013)

"Arnot's Bakery & Restaurant"  (August, 2013

"Ode to Coach Wimpy Sutton"   June, 2013

"Pablo Beach 1910" ,  June 2013

"Yankee Engineer in Florida: Frederick William Bruce," The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 221, March 2012.

  "Beach Builder: B. B. McCormick" ,  HTA Press, March 2012

  "What A Man! John G. Christopher,"  HTA Press, March 2012

"Western and Central Europe, 475 CE – 1648 CE" ,   HTA Press, 2011

 "Portugal to 1974" HTA Press, 2011

  "Uncovering African American Micro History"    HTA Press, 2010

"Yankee Engineer in Florida"  HTA Press, 2010.

  "Mexican Snake: José López Portillo,"

"  Carnival on the Boardwalk," HTA Press, 2009.

"Mighty Mayport Florida Beats Jacksonville,"   HTA Press, 2009.

"Diderot's Encyclopedia,"   HTA Press, 2009.

"Baseball on the Beach: Sea Birds, 1952-54,"   HTA Press, 2008.

"Florida's Napoleon,"   HTA Press, 2008.

" WWI Veterans: Jacksonville Beaches & Mayport,"   HTA Press, 2007, Revised 2008.

When the Astors Owned New York,”   HTA Press, July, 2007.

Argentina, 1912-30,”   HTA Press, March, 2007.

Pinochet’s Legacy,”   HTA Press, March, 2007.

Love, Sex, and World War II,”   HTA Press. November, 2006.

"Harcourt Bull's Atlantic Beach, Florida,"     HTA Press, February, 2007.

"Neptune Beach, Florida Before 1931, "   HTA Press, October, 2006.

"A Man and Three Hotels,"   HTA Press, March, 2006.

"Student Protests and Government Responses," in Student Protest: The Sixties and After (London: Longman, 1998), ed. Gerald DeGroot, 131-138.

“The U.S. Military and the Drug War,” Drug Trafficking Research in the Americas: An Annotated Bibliography, ed. Bruce Bagley (Miami: North-South Center, 1997), 1-37.

"Lázaro Cárdenas," Historic World Leaders, 4: North & South America, A-L. Detroit and London, Gale Research, Inc., 1994 , 132-136.

"Antonio López de Santa Anna," Historic World Leaders, 5: North & South America, M-Z. Detroit and London: Gale Research, Inc, 1994, 756-760.

"Porfirio Díaz," Historic World Leaders, 4: North & South America, A-L. (Detroit and London, Gale Research, Inc., 1994, 212-216.

"The Great Conflict," Moulding the Hearts and Minds: Education, Communications, and Social Change in Latin America (Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 1994), 58-64. Edited by John A. Britton.

"The U.S. Military and the War on Drugs," Drug Trafficking in the Americas. New Brunswick, NJ and London: Transaction Publishers, 1994, pp. 43-60.

"The Role of the Military," Drugs and Foreign Policy: A Critical Review (Boulder: Westview Press, 1994). Edited by Raphael Perl, pp. 101-130.

"The Military and the War on Drugs in the Andes," The National Drug Control Strategy: Hearing before the Legislation and National Security Subcommittee and Joint Hearings before the Legislation and National Security Subcommittee and Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, 101st Cong., 1st sess. (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993), pp. 327-54.

"Drugs and Anti-Smuggling in the Caribbean," Conflict Quarterly, XIII:2 (Spring, 1993), 46-54.

"Aplicación de la doctrina de conflictos de poca intensidad al negocio de la cocaína: Razonamiento y Análisis," La Revista Occidental, 9:1 (1992), 67-83.

"Electronic Mail and Historians," AHA Perspectives, Newsletter of the American Historical Association (February 1991), 1,4,6.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (March, 1992), 358-59.

"The U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement," The Americana Annual (March, 1992), 360-61.

"The Andean Drug War: The Folly Continues," New Frontiers in Drug Policy (Washington, DC: Drug Policy Foundation, 1991), 358-362.

"Panama's Policy Towards The U.S.: Living with Big Brother," in Operation Just Cause (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991), edited by Bruce Watson and Peter Tsouras, pp. 3-17.

"The Rise and Fall of Ace Records: A Case Study in the Independent Record Business," Business History Review (Autumn, 1990), 411-450.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1991), 356-8.

"The Possible Roles of the U.S. Military in the Andes," The Andean Drug Strategy and the Role of the U.S. Military. Proceedings of a seminar held by the Congressional Research Service, November 9, 1989. Report of the Defense Policy Panel and Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, 101st Congress, First Session. Washington: Government Printing Office, January, 1990. pp. 39-41, plus printed testimony.

"The Andean Strategy and the Military Option," The Military Review (March,1990), 29-40.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1991), 353-355.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1990), 353-355.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1989), 359-361.

"Carlos Salinas de Gortari," The Americana Annual (1989), 146-147.

"The U.S. Military and the War on Drugs in Latin America," Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 30: 2 & 3 (Summer/Fall 1989), 53-76.

"The Latin American Narcotics Trade and Hemispheric Security," International Journal of Third World Studies (January 1989), 1-7.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1988), 355-356.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1987), 355-357.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1986), 349-351.

"Twentieth Century Mexican Education," History of Education Quarterly (Spring-Summer, 1985), 221-225.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1985), 348-349.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1984), 348-349.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1983), 341-342.

"Miguel de la Madrid," The Americana Annual (1983), 129-130.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1982), 333-334.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1981), 355-356.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1980), 334-338.

"U.S.-Mexican Relations," The Americana Annual (1980), 337-338.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1979), 329-330.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1978), 328-329.

"Mexican Anticlerics, Bishops, Cristeros, and the Devout in the 1920s: A Scholarly Debate," Journal of Church and State (Winter, 1978),81-92. 

"José López Portillo," The Americana Annual (1977), 126-127.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1977), 328-329.

"Changing Models of Mexican Politics: A Review Essay," The New Scholar (1976)

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1976), 376-377.

"Mexico's Party Deputy System: The First Decade," Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (May, 1974), 221-233. 

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1974), 387-389.

"Mexican Political Elites: A Comparative Study," The Americas (April, 1975), 452-469. With Roderic A. Camp.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1975), 379-380.

"The Catholic Concept of Social Justice in Contemporary Latin America," Developing Teaching Materials on Latin America Thought. Washington: American University, 1973, 200-207. Edited by Harold E. Davis.

"Manuel Gómez Morín," in Revolutionaries, Traditionalists, and Dictators in Latin America. New York: Cooper Square Press, 1973, 89-95. Edited by Harold E. Davis.

"Mexico," The Americana Annual (1973), 461-463.

Additional Articles and Notes (Published on the Historical Text Archive)

Rock 'n Roll: The Beginnings

Cox Interview on Ace Records

Origins of Rock 'n Roll Revised Select Bibliography

Rock 'n Roll An Interview with Johnny Vincent of Ace Records

Vee-Jay Records & Ace Records

Portugal, The Colonizer of Brazil

Spain, 1492-1598

Ferdinand VII

Electronic Mail and Historians, 1991

History of the Historical Text Archive

Logging in as an Anonymous Guest

Venezuela, 1899-1999

19th Century Economies and Taxation in Latin America

19th Century Economy of Latin America

Democracy and Drugs in Central America (1988)

Gran Colombia and the United Provinces of Central America

Latin American Narcotics Trade and Hemispheric Security, The

Political Ferment in Central America, 1984

Nineteenth Century Peru

Social System in 19th Century Latin America

Travel in Latin America in 1920

Western Hemisphere Idea

Argentina and the United States Trade, 1914-45

Argentina at Independence--Geographical Issues

Argentina to 1890

Argentina's Military

Argentina, Brief Historical Notes Since 1930

Argentine Independence--Political Issues

Notes on Periods in Colonial Brazilian History

Defining the Argentine Nation

Brazil, 1821-1889


Brazil 1899-1964

Brazilian Slavery and Emancipation

Pedro I of Brazil

Chile: Allende's Rise and Fall

Chile: General History

Chile: Some Economic Data as of 1970

Colombia Since 1930


Notes on the Maya

Causation and the Spanish American Independence Movements

Conquest and Settlement Patterns

Conquest of Mexico

Conquest of Peru

Early Attempts to Organize an Empire

Economy in Colonial Spanish America

Epidemic Disease

European Background to the Discovery of America

Government and Law in Spanish Colonial America

How Battles Were Won [Conquest of America]

Las Casas, Bartolomé de

Latin American Colonial Transportation

Generalizations about Latin American Independence

Latin American Independence Politics & Government

Men of Panamá

Military Aspects of Latin American Independence

Notes on Latin American Independence

Notes on Spanish Imperial Defense of Latin America

Period of Imperial Crisis

Principal Problems of the Conquest and Initial Colonization

Revolt of Haiti

Society in Colonial Spanish America

Some Late Colonial Changes of the Spanish Bourbon Monarchs

Spirit and Letters of the Spanish Colonial Period

Structure of the Spanish Colonial System

Costa Rica in Brief

Cuba & Batista, 1952-59

Cuba in the 19th Century

Cuba, 1902-1925

Cuba, 1934-52

Cuba, 1934-52

Machado, Gerardo (President 1925-1933)

Revolution of 1933 [Cuba]

US Military Dictatorship in Cuba, 1898-1902

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo and the Roosevelt Corollary

El Salvador in the 1980s

Nicaragua, 1909-1933

Nicaragua and US Intervention

Acquisition of the Panama Canal

Crossing the Isthmus of Panama before the Canal

Panama's Policy Toward the U.S. Living With Big Brother

US-Panamanian Relations Since 1903

History of Jalisco [Mexico]

Orozco, José Clemente (1883-1949)

Pre-Columbian People in Mexico Until 800 AD

UNAM Student Strikes, 1929-1968

The Sonora Dynasty, 1920-1934

Cárdenas Regime, 1934-1940

Calles, Plutarco Elías (1877 -1945)

Cárdenas del Río, Lázaro (1895-1970)

De la Huerta, Adolfo (1881-1955)

Escobar, General José Gonzalo

Garrido Canabal, Tomás

Mexican Anticlerics, Bishops, Cristeros, and the Devout during the 1920s: A Scholarly Debate

Mexican Oil and Nationalism

Ocaranza Carmona, Fernando (1876-1965)

Portes Gil, Emilio, and the 1929 National University Strike

Puig Casauranc, José Manuel (1888-1939)

Reyes, Alfonso (1889-1959)

Sáenz Garza, Aarón (1891-1983)

Economy and Taxation in the 19th Century Mexico

French Intervention and Maximilian

Gómez Farías, Valentín (1781-1858)

Lerdo de Tejada, Miguel (1812-1861)

Liberals and Conservatives in the 19th Century

Mexico, 1821-1836

Miramón, Miguel

Notes on Liberals and Conservatives, 1855-1876 [Mexico]

Notes on the 19th Century [Mexico]

Ocampo, Melchor (1814-1861)

Romero, Matías (1837-1899)

Santa Anna, Antonio López de (1794-1876)

The Setting for the 19th Century [Mexico]

Background to Mexican Independence

Mexico Stages of Independence, 1808-21

Mier y Terán, Manuel (1789-1832)

O'Donojú, Juan

Mexico, 1940-76

1968 Mexican Student Movement, The


1982 Mexican Financial Crisis

Mexico in 1989

Mexico in 1990

Mexico in 1991

Changing Models of Mexican Politics A Review Essay [1976]

Father of A Mexican President: Luis Calderón Vega

Fox Quesada, Vicente (2000-2006)

Díaz, Porfirio (1830-1915)

Pacheco, Carlos (1839-1891)

Partido Democrático [Mexico]

Partido Liberal Mexicano


The Beginning of the End Porfirio Díaz

The Porfiriato

Convention of Aguascalientes, 1914

Angeles, General Felipe, Jr.

Notes on Carranza and the Fighting

Carranza, Venustiano, and the Convention of Aguascalientes

Comments on the [Mexican] Revolution

Díaz, Félix (d. 1945)

Fierro, Rodolfo

Generalizations on the [Mexican] Revolution

González, Abraham

Hill, Benjamín G. (1874-1920)

León de la Barra, Francisco

León de la Barra, Francisco and Madero, Francisco I. (1911-1914)

Murguía, Francisco

Notes on the Mexican Revolution

Obregón, Alvaro (1880-1928)

Orozco, Pascual (1882-1915)

Querétero Convention of 1916 and the Constitution of 1917

Reyes, Bernardo (1850-1913)

Trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1890

1789-1801, Federalists

1801-1825, Jeffersonian Republicans

1815-30 Rise of the National Market Economy

1815-50, Transportation Revolution,

1820s, Decade of the

1829-1841, Jacksonian Politics

1830-40, Reform and Romanticism

1836-48 Texas and Mexican American Wars

1840-1852 Sectional Conflict

1843-1857, Economy

1850-61, Politics,

1864-77 Reconstruction in the South

1865-1893, Triumph of Industry in the United States

1865-75 Reconstruction in Mississippi

1868-97 Gilded Age Politics Conservatism Triumphant

1754-1775, Coming of the Revolution

1775-1783, US Independence

1780-1789 , United States

1861-65 Civil War

1814-1920: The US and Expansionism Abroad

1890-1900: US Foreign Policy

1895-1959: Inter-American Relations, Notes on

1898: Cuban-Spanish-American War

1898:US Intervention in Cuba

1903-59: US and Cuba

1903: Acquiring the Panama Canal

1953-73, Foreign Policy

1959-2004: Policy Towards Cuba

Good Neighbor Policy

Bibliography on the US, Latin America, and Drugs (Citations no later than 1990)

Low Intensity Conflict and the War on Drugs

Notes on the US and the Panama Canal

Role of the Military in the War on Drugs in the Caribberan Basin

The Latin American Cocaine Trade

The Military and the War on Drugs in the Andes

Theodore Roosevelt's Latin American Policy

US-Latin America Relations Through 1822

Neptune Was Neptune Before 1931

A Man and Three Hotels

Notes on the African-American Civil Rights Struggle in 1963-65

Vietnam War

First World War—US Participation

World War II and the United States

1909-1917, Progressivism

1950-2000, Family Income Distributions

1900 Statistics

1901-1908, Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Era

1919-41 Prelude to WWII

The 1920s

1922 Teachers' Salaries

1929 Family Income Distribution

1929-33 Great Depression and Herbert Hoover

1929-41 The Depression and the New Deal

1941 Cost of Living Indicators

1945-1952, Post WWII

1953-1961 Eisenhower Years

1960-1970, Private Homes in the US

1963-69, LBJ's Domestic Policy

1968, Government and Private Enterprise

1969-1974, Nixon Years

1977-1981, Carter Administration

Family Income, 1936 and 1962; Median Family Income; Federal Minimum Wage, 1938-97

Great Society Legislation

Home Ownership by States, 1920

Retail Food Prices, 1913,1914, 1924, 1925, 1976, 2002

Student Rebellion in the Sixties

United States Income, 1914, 1924



Tlaloc, Aztec Calendar stone, Mayan stele in The Native Americans CD-ROM (Torrance, CA: Image Smith, 1995).

Shockwave Flash movie, August, 1999, done by Movimiento52, a Mexican print journal.

Six historic photos of Mexico City published in Cartouche, Architectural & Design Review of the NewSchool of Architecture [San Diego, CA] (July, 1999), 8-9.


2008-2011.     Board of Directors, Starkville Community Theatre

2003-Present. Volunteer, Starkville Community Theatre, including house managing, box office, set construction, photographer, security

1990-Present. Editor, Historical Text Archive (

2003-Present. Professor Emeritus, History, Mississippi State University

1980-2003 Professor of History

1991-2001 Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
Responsibilities: Business Affairs, Computing, Research/Creative Arts Development, Scholarships; repair and Renovation.

Director, Institute for the Humanities, 1991-2003.

Director, Biological and Physical Sciences Research Institute.

Co-Director, Center for Mathematics and Sciences.

Chair, Faculty Workload Study Committee (policy adopted 1992).

Chair, University Copyright Committee, 1992-98.

Information Technology Oversight Committee, 1996--1997.

Chair, Science and Technology Council (Life, Social, and Behavioral Science and Technology), 1992-1993.

University Computing and Academic Technology Committee

Alternate, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Board of Directors

Research Operations Committee, 1991-2001

Research Directors' Council, 1991-2001

Charter Member, Technology Advancement Association, 1992-2001

Chair, College Scholarship Committee, 1998-2001.

Chief Information Office, College of Arts & Sciences.

Resource Management--acquisition of fiscal, material, and spatial resources for teaching and scholarship; budgetary analysis; computing technology.

Curriculum Development--obtaining funds (internal and external) for new teaching and programmatic initiatives; reviewer of new degree programs proposals submitted to the College office.

Grants and Contracts--direct external funding efforts for teaching, service, and development of research and creative activities.

Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategic Studies, 1981-2000

1981, 1982 Technical Leader (Program Director), Seed Improvement Course, Office of International Programs, Division of Agriculture and Forestry, Mississippi State University.

1979-81 Special Assistant to the President, Mississippi State University. Assignments: Creative Arts Complex funding; special projects.

1978-79 Special Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Kansas; American Council on Education and Mellon Fellow in Academic Administration. Assignments included university budgeting, university tenure and promotion policy and process, management, alumni relations, faculty and staff development, conferences for women and minorities, and facilities planning.

1970-80 Assistant Professor to Professor, Department of History, Mississippi State University

1967-70, Visiting Lecturer in History, Syracuse University, 1969, 1970 (Summers)

1968-69, Teaching Assistant, History Department, Syracuse University.

1967-68, Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid, Syracuse University.

1967-68, Fulbright Program Advisor, Syracuse University.

1965, Faculty, Social Sciences, Collier-Blocker Junior College, Palatka, Florida.

1964-67 Faculty, Social Sciences, St. Johns River Community College, Palatka, Florida


1970 Ph.D. (with Distinction), History, Syracuse University

1964 M. Ed., Secondary Education and History, Bowling Green State University

1963 A.B. (cum laude), History, Kenyon College

1975 Post Doctoral Certificate in Quantitative History, The Newberry Library

1978-79 American Council on Education Fellow, Mellon Fellow

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