This study asked if there was evidence of Thomas E. Watson’s (1856-1922) shifting racial views in the histories he published between 1899 and 1912. Watson is famous for his integrated populist campaigns of the early to mid-1890s, and infamous for his subsequent call for black disenfranchisement in Georgia in 1904. Although scholars since the 1970s have identified that Watson held white supremacist beliefs throughout the entirety his career—overturning one of C. Vann Woodward’s key assertions in his 1938 biography Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel—these scholars have primarily focused on Watson’s political career between 1890 and 1896 and have done little to revisit Watson’s literary career or his political activities after 1904. Examining Watson’s essays, his private correspondence with his publishers, and his books reviews, this study contextualized why Watson decided to write history after the defeat of the People’s Party in the 1896 election, supplementing the analysis Woodward provided in Agrarian Rebel. After providing this context, this study examined how Watson discussed race in six of the histories he published between 1899 and 1912. Finding evidence of Watson’s shifting racial views in these histories, this study provides a clearer and more nuanced picture of how Watson’s racial ideology shifted between the late 1890s and into the first decade of the twentieth century.