- Portrait of a Scientific Racist: Alfred Holt Stone of Mississippi (2006)
- The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War (1995)
- Pretense of Glory: The Life of General Nathaniel P. Banks (1998)
- An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866
- Coming of Age in the Crescent City (to be published)
Psychologist, professor, and historian Dr. James G. Hollandsworth, Jr. was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1944. He attended Asheville School, Davidson College for his bachelor’s degree. He obtained his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did post-graduate work at Madeline College, Oxford University in England.
Hollandsworth served in the U.S. Army in 1967 to 1968. In 1972, he worked as a psychiatric social worker at the Duke University Medical Center for a year. He interned at the Community Mental Health Center of Palm Beach County in 1975. He joined the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg in 1976 as an assistant professor. He became associate professor in 1979 and full professor in 1984. He worked as an administrator at the University of Southern Mississippi for many years, serving as assistant to associate vice-president for academic affairs and associate provost. He died in 2010.