In Memoriam: Thomas C. Cox (1939-2011)

Thomas C. Cox, associate professor emeritus of history at the University of Southern California, died late last year at his home in Pasadena as a result of heart and pulmonary disease. He was 72 years old.

Dr. Cox joined the faculty at USC in 1982 as an assistant professor of history, after teaching at Middlebury College in Vermont. A graduate of the University of Kansas, he held a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University.

Professor Cox was the author of Blacks in Topeka, Kansas, 1865-1915: A Social History (Louisiana State University Press, 1982) and Everything but the Fenceposts: The Great Plains Grasshopper Plague of 1874-1877 (Figueroa Press, 2010).

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Johns Hopkins University Launches New Major and Center for Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism

The new Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism will provide research opportunities and educational events for the Johns Hopkins University community. As part of the new program, the university has announced a new undergraduate major in critical diaspora studies.

Chicago Library Receives $2 Million to Digitize Collection of African American History and Literature

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection housed within the Chicago Public Library will soon be available online to the public thanks to a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs