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Tech professor focuses on hometown in new book

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Many people have grown up in small towns in the South, but how many have turned the experience into a Ph.D. dissertation and then a well-received book?

Assistant professor of history V. Elaine Thompson’s book, “Clinton, Louisiana: Society, Politics and Race Relations in a Nineteenth-Century Southern Small Town” has been published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.

A native of Clinton, the parish seat of East Feliciana Parish just north of Baton Rouge, Thompson majored in history at Centenary College, then received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Rice University.

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