University of West Georgia
Department of History
(Ph.D., Emory 1995; Professor and Department Chair)
U.S. Social and Cultural History, The Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era
Dr. 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).
Fall 2015 Syllabi and Course Materials