Johnny Mercer: “They Know His Songs”

Glenn T. Eskew has served on the faculty at Georgia State University since 1993. A native of Birmingham, Eskew earned his BA at Auburn University and his MA and PhD at the University of Georgia. In 1997 the University of North Carolina Press published his But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle, and it received the Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association and Longwood College. Eskew also has published two edited volumes, Paternalism in a Southern City (about Augusta, Georgia) and Labor in the Modern South, both with the University of Georgia Press. His latest book is Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World, to be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2013.