Interview with Otis A. Singletary, December 17, 1987



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In Session Three, Dr. Singletary explains his decision to attend Louisiana State University. He describes how he began his education there on a trial basis. In fact, he had to prove himself before he received his first teaching assistantship. Singletary recalls how influential professor like T. Harry Williams, Eric Vogalin, and Francis Butler Simpkins were to him when he started teaching. Singletary also talks about his desire to do a thesis on the Negro militia. He discusses his interest in American history, specifically the history of the South before, during, and after the Civil War. He provides his opinion on historical figures including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln. Singletary notes the violent tendencies of the time period. He finishes by discussing his friendship with fellow historian Charles P. Roland and time spent researching this period of American history.

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1987oh257_oas003
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1987-12-17
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