Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1951; Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1957.
Instructor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1956-1957. From instructor to associate professor Georgetown University, Washington, 1957-1966. Professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1966-1970.
Richards professor history University Delaware, Newark, 1970-1981.
(Hardcover published by Atheneum, first edition, 1968.)
Member American History Association, Southern History Association, Organisation American Historians, Historians Film Committee, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Marilyn Anne Catana, June 22, 1957. 1 child, David James.