Steve Goodson, Ph.D.

Fields of Study:  U.S. Social and Cultural HistoryDr. Goodson’s work focuses primarily on the history of commercial entertainment in the United States. He is the author of Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930 (Georgia, 2007), and co-editor of The Hank Williams Reader with Patrick Huber and David Anderson (Oxford, 2014).

  • B.A., History, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1988
  • M.A., History, Emory University, 1991
  • Ph.D., History, Emory University, 1995

Spring 2021 Sections

  • HIST-2112 (U S History II (since 1865)) Section: 01
  • HIST-2112 (U S History II (since 1865)) Section: 02
  • HIST-4430 (The Vietnam War) Section: 01W

Fall 2020 Sections

  • HIST-2112 (U S History II (since 1865)) Section: 01
  • HIST-2112 (U S History II (since 1865)) Section: 02
  • HIST-6687 (America History Through Crime) Section: 01

Fall 2019 Sections

Summer 2019 Sections

  • HIST-4485 (America in France During WW) Section: 01S
  • HIST-5485 (America in France During WW) Section: 01S

Spring 2019 Sections

Fall 2018 Sections

  • HIST-2112 (U S History II (since 1865)) Section: 06
  • HIST-2112 (U S History II (since 1865)) Section: 07
  • HIST-4464 (American Sports History) Section: 01
  • HIST-6699 (Thesis) Section: 04
  • HIST-6699 (Thesis) Section: 05

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Fall 2015 Sections

Summer 2015 Sections

  • HIST-6699 (Thesis) Section: 06

Spring 2015 Sections

The Hank Williams Reader, co-editor with Patrick Huber and David Anderson (Oxford, 2014). [View Publication External Resource]

Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930 (Georgia, 2002). [View Publication External Resource]

“Atlanta and the Movies.” Chapter from my book Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930 (2002), to be included in Matthew Bernstein and Dana White, eds., Atlanta at the Movies (Georgia, forthcoming).

“‘Hear Me Talkin’ to You’: Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey (1886-1939).” Chapter in Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Clark, eds., Georgia Women: Their History, Their Lives, vol. 2 (Georgia, 2014).

“`Help Your Brother Along the Road’: Hank Williams and the Humane Tradition.” Chapter in Thomas Alan Holmes and Roxanne Harde, eds., Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Lexington Books, 2013).

Co-editor, with Elaine McClarnand, West Georgia's Studies in the Social Sciences issue entitled “The Impact of the Cold War on American Popular Culture (May 1999). Co-authored the issue's introductory essay.

"This Mighty Influence For Good or For Evil: The Movies in Atlanta, 1895-1915," Atlanta History (Fall 1995/Winter 1996).

"Hillbilly Humanist: Hank Williams and the Southern White Working Class," Alabama Review (April 1993).