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Areas of Interest: 

  • U.S. South
  • American religion

Research and Teaching: 

Dr. Boles's final Ph.D. student graduated in 2018. His final year of teaching was 2018-2019.

Selected Publications: 

  • Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (Basic Books, 2017).
  • Seeing Jefferson Anew In His Time and Ours, co-edited with Randal L. Hall (University of Virginia Press, 2010).
  • University Builder: Edgar Odell Lovett and the Founding of the Rice Institute (LSU Press, 2007).
  • A Companion to the American South (Blackwell, 2007).
  • The South Through Time: A History of an American Region, rev. (Prentice Hall, 2004).
  • A University So Conceived: A Brief History of Rice, rev. (Rice University Press, 1997).
  • Black Southerners, 1619 -1869 (University Press of Kentucky, 1984).
  • The Great Revival, 1787-1805: The Originals of the Southern Evangelical Mind (University Press of Kentucky, 1972).