Rand Dotson


Senior 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.

Blue Smoke - Cover
Delaying the Dream - Cover
The Education of a Black Radical - Cover
Executing Daniel Bright - Cover
Flora and Fauna of the Civil War - Cover
Frontiersman - Cover
Haunted by Atrocity - Cover
In the Cause of Liberty - Cover
Jim Crow's Counterculture - Cover
Mosquito Soldiers - Cover
Occupied Women - Cover
Painting a Hidden Life - Cover
The Problem of Emancipation - Cover
Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky - Cover
Walking with Legends - Cover