Rand Dotson


Executive Editor
U.S. History and Southern Studies Editor, Southern history, Music studies, Fiction

225.578.6412 / pdotso1@lsu.edu

Rand Dotson received a B.A. in History from Roanoke College (Salem, Va.), an M.A. in American History from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in American History from Louisiana State University. He is a history instructor at LSU and the author of Roanoke, Virginia, 1882-1912: Magic City of the New South (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007). Dotson joined the LSU Press staff in 2004. He acquires books in history, southern studies, and music. In history, he seeks academic books about America, the South, and Louisiana. Dotson is especially interested in acquiring history books that offer innovative or challenging interpretations of southern history, including those covering the colonial and antebellum eras, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the New South, civil rights, and legal history. In southern studies, he is mainly interested in books that focus on southern culture, entertainment, recreation, food ways, folkways, and art. In music, he is particularly interested in books on “roots music” indigenous to Louisiana and the South, such as jazz, blues, Cajun, Zydeco, swamp pop, country, and rock. Dotson also oversees the Press’s Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World series; Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the Civil War series; Making the Modern South series; Southern Biography series; Library of Southern Civilization series; and Yellow Shoe Fiction.

Black Freedom, White Resistance, and Red Menace - Cover
Bourbon Street - Cover
Dixie Bohemia - Cover
Henry Adams in the Secession Crisis - Cover
In Tune - Cover
Jim Crow's Last Stand - Cover
Lee's Army during the Overland Campaign - Cover
The Louisiana Field Guide - Cover
The Maid Narratives - Cover
Milliken's Bend - Cover
Reinventing Dixie - Cover
The Richmond Theater Fire - Cover
Shaking Up Prohibition in New Orleans - Cover
Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky - Cover
Spectacular Wickedness - Cover
Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana - Cover
We Have Raised All of You - Cover
We Just Keep Running the Line - Cover