Karen L. Cox is an award-winning historian and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Her first book, Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture, won the 2004 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize from the Southern Association for Women Historians for the Best Book in Southern Women’s History, and was reissued in 2019 with a new preface. She is also the author of Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture, and Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South.

Books in order of publication:

Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture – 2003

Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture – 2011

Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History – 2012

Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South – 2017

Confederate Statues and Memorialization – 2019

No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice – 2021