MA University of South Carolina, 1951
PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1964
Professor Williamson is interested in southern culture in the twentieth century broadly conceived. He has a continuing interest in Margaret Mitchell and a developing interest in Tennessee Williams. He is currently working on a book about Elvis Presley.
Some Notable Publications
- William Faulkner and Southern History (Oxford University Press, 1993)
- The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation (Oxford University Press, 1984)
- New People: Miscegenation and Mulattoes in the United States (The Free Press, 1980)
- After Slavery: The Negro in South Carolina During Reconstruction, 1861–1877 (University of North Carolina Press, 1965)