Dan T. Carter

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Dan T. Carter

Dan T. Carter is an American historian.


Carter graduated from University of South Carolina, University of Wisconsin, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Ph.D. in 1967. He taught at the University of Maryland, and the University of Wisconsin.[1] He was Kenan University Professor at Emory University,[2] and Educational Foundation Professor at University of South Carolina, retiring in 2007. In 2009, he was the Dow Research Professor at the Roosevelt Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands.[3] He was president of the Southern Historical Association.

In his 1991 article for The New York Times, "The Transformation of a Klansman", regarding the true identity of author Asa Earl Carter (who wrote as Forrest Carter), Carter suggested that their shared Southern heritage might make the two men distant cousins; this suggestion has subsequently been put forward as fact in later publications.[4][5][6]





  1. ^ "University South Caroliniana Society - University Libraries | University of South Carolina". sc.edu.
  2. ^ "What Would Mr. Gingrich Have Said? - Part 1 of Dan T. Carter on the films of Frank Capra". www.albany.edu.
  3. ^ "Cas.sc.edu". Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
  4. ^ Carter, Dan T. (October 4, 1991). "Opinion | The Transformation of a Klansman" – via NYTimes.com.
  5. ^ "Salon.com Books | The education of Little Fraud". February 10, 2003. Archived from the original on February 10, 2003.
  6. ^ Going Native: Indians in the American Cultural Imagination, Shari M. Huhndorf, Cornell University Press, 2001, p.131

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