The Journal of Southern History

TheJournal of Southern History is a quarterly journal owned and published by The Southern Historical Association. It has been in publication since 1935, and its editorial headquarters are in Houston, Texas. TheJournalof Southern History focuses on southern history, broadly interpreted. Issues contain scholarly articles, historical notes, book reviews and news of historical interest. Contributors to the journal include almost everyone who is doing or has done significant work in the field of southern history. All members of The Southern Historical Association are recipients of the journal as are others interested in the study of the South. The journal's region is the United States.TheJournal of Southern History has included articles on such topics as "Opposition to Polygamy in the Postbellum South" (November 2010), "African American Farmers and Civil Rights" (November 2007), "A Region in Harmony: Southern Music and the Sound Track of Freedom" (November 2006) and "The Second Slavery: Modernity in the Nineteenth-Century Sough and the Atlantic World" (August 2009). Randal L. Hall is the Managing Editor. John B. Boles is the Editor, Bethany L. Johnson is the Associate Editor and Allison N. Madar is a Visiting Assistant Editor.

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 1, February

A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth
A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. By Andrew M. Manis. Religion and American Culture. (Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxxiv, 541. $29.95, ISBN 0-8173-0968-3.)...
"A Gentleman and an Officer": A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War
"A Gentleman and an Officer": A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War. By Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Pp. xviii, 362. Paper, $15.95, ISBN 0-19-509312-7; cloth,...
Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904-1920
Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904-1920. By Jim Bissett. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 249. $33.95, ISBN 0-8061-3148-9.) In the first two decades of the twentieth...
A Light and Uncertain Hold: A History of the Sixty-Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
A Light and Uncertain Hold: A History of the Sixty-Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. By David T. Thackery. (Kent, Ohio, and London: Kent State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 321. $35.00, ISBN 0-87338-609-4.) The Sixty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry,...
America and the War of 1812
America and the War of 1812. By Eugene M. Wait. (Commack, N.Y.: Kroshka Books, c. 1999. Pp. [ii], 290. $34.00, ISBN 1-56072-644-X.) The early years of the new millennium will be a fruitful time for historians of the early American republic. The...
A Republic for the Ages: The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic
A Republic for the Ages: The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic. Edited by Donald R. Kennon. Perspectives on the American Revolution. (Charlottesville and London: Published by the University Press of Virginia for...
A Texas Cavalry Officer's Civil War: The Diary and Letters of James C. Bates
A Texas Cavalry Officer's Civil War: The Diary and Letters of James C. Bates. Edited by Richard Lowe. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxvi, 366. $34.95, ISBN 0-8071-2372-2.) James C. Bates was born in Tennessee, attended...
A Yankee at Arms: The Diary of Lieutenant Augustus D. Ayling, 29th Massachusetts Volunteers
A Yankee at Arms: The Diary of Lieutenant Augustus D. Ayling, 29th Massachusetts Volunteers. Edited by Charles F. Herberger. Voices of the Civil War. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 301. $36.00, ISBN 1-57233-034-1.) ...
Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868
Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868. Edited by Farah Jasmine Griffin. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Pp. xiv, 303. $26.00, ISBN 0-679-45128-5.)...
Black Society in Spanish Florida
Black Society in Spanish Florida. By Jane Landers. Foreword by Peter H. Wood. Blacks in the New World. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 390. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-252-06753-3; cloth, $50.00, ISBN 0-252-02446-X.)...
Carpet Capital: The Rise of a New South Industry
Carpet Capital: The Rise of a New South Industry. By Randall L. Patton with David B. Parker. Economy and Society in the Modern South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 341. $35.00, ISBN 0-8203-2110-9.) Dalton,...
Civil War Stories
Civil War Stories. By Catherine Clinton. Georgia Southern University, Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Series, No. 7. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1998. Pp. xii, 130. Paper, $14.95, ISBN 0-8203-2074-9; cloth, $30.00,...
Constitutional Construction: Divided Powers and Constitutional Meaning
Constitutional Construction: Divided Powers and Constitutional Meaning. By Keith E. Whittington. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 1999. Pp. xii, 303. $49.95, ISBN 0-674-16541-1.) Although Keith Whittington writes in the dense...
Dangerous Donations: Northern Philanthropy and Southern Black Education, 1902-1930
Dangerous Donations: Northern Philanthropy and Southern Black Education, 1902-1930. By Eric Anderson and Alfred A. Moss Jr. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 245. $34.95, ISBN 0-8262-1226-3.) Dangerous Donations...
Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta
Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta. By Clyde Woods. The Haymarket Series. (London and New York: Verso, 1998. Pp. x, 342. $22.00, ISBN 1-85984-811-7.) In this sweeping political, cultural, and economic survey...
Dixie before Disney: 100 Years of Roadside Fun
Dixie Before Disney: 100 Years of Roadside Fun. By Tim Hollis. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 193. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 1-57806-118-0; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 1-57806-117-2). Tim Hollis, a resident of Birmingham, Alabama,...
Domesticating History: The Political Origins of America's House Museums
Domesticating History: The Political Origins of America's House Museums. By Patricia West. (Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 241. Paper, $17.95, ISBN 1-56098-836-3; cloth, $40.00, ISBN 1-56098-811-8.) Patricia...
Dominion and Civility: English Imperialism and Native America, 1585-1685
Dominion and Civility: English Imperialism and Native America, 1585-1685. By Michael Leroy Oberg. (Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 1999. Pp. xii, 239. $42.50, ISBN 0-8014-3564-1.) In 1677 Robert Roule recounted his horror when...
Fortune and Misery: Sallie Rhett Roman of New Orleans: A Biographical Portrait and Selected Fiction, 1891-1920
Fortune and Misery: Sallie Rhett Roman of New Orleans: A Biographical Portrait and Selected Fiction, 1891-1920. By Nancy Dixon. Southern Literary Studies. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xx, 217. $26.95, ISBN 0-8071-2296-3.)...
Freedpeople in the Tobacco South: Virginia, 1860-1900
Freedpeople in the Tobacco South: Virginia, 1860-1900. By Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 345. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-8078-4763-1; cloth, $49.95, ISBN 0-8078-2460-7.) Jeffrey...
From Slavery to Emancipation in Atlantic World
From Slavery to Emancipation in the Atlantic WorM. Edited by Sylvia R. Frey and Betty Wood. Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures. (London and Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, c. 1999. Pp. [vi], 178. Paper, $24.50, ISBN 0-7146-8025-7; cloth,...
Gettysburg's Unknown Soldier; the Life, Death, and Celebrity of Amos Humiston
Gettysburg's Unknown Soldier: The Life, Death, and Celebrity of Amos Humiston. By Mark H. Dunkelman. (Westport, Conn., and London: Praeger, 1999. Pp. xiv, 272. $45.00, ISBN 0-275-96294-6.) Amos Humiston learned a trade. He married, apparently happily,...
"Him on the One Side and Me on the Other": The Civil War Letters of Alexander Campbell, 79th New York Infantry Regiment and James Campbell, 1st South Carolina Battalion
"Him on the One Side and Me on the Other": The Civil War Letters of Alexander Campbell, 79th New York Infantry Regiment and James Campbell, 1st South Carolina Battalion. By Terry A. Johnston Jr. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 1999....
Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15
Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15. By Arsene Lacarriere Latour. (Gainesville and other cities: Historic New Orleans Collection and the University Press of Florida, c. 1999. Pp. xlii, 358. $49.95, ISBN 0-8130-1675-4.)...
In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad, 1740-1860
In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad, 1740-1860. By Maurie D. McInnis in collaboration with Angela D. Mack. With essays by J. Thomas Savage, Robert A. Leath, and Susan Ricci Stebbins. (Columbia: Published by the University of South Carolina...
"In the Country of the Enemy": The Civil War Reports of a Massachusetts Corporal
"In the Country of the Enemy": The Civil War Reports of a Massachusetts Corporal. Edited by William C. Harris. Foreword by John David Smith. New Perspectives on the History of the South. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c....
In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention
In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention. By Carl L. Kell and L. Raymond Camp. With a Foreword by Kenneth Chafin. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 176. $34.95,...
Inventing Congress: Origins and Establishment of the First Federal Congress
Inventing Congress: Origins and Establishment of the First Federal Congress. Edited by Kenneth R. Bowling and Donald R. Kennon. (Athens, Ohio: Published by Ohio State University Press for the United States Capitol Historical Society, c. 1999. Pp. x,...
"Jottings from Dixie ": The Civil War Dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A
"Jottings from Dixie ": The Civil War Dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A.. Edited by Philip J. Reyburn and Terry L. Wilson. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 262. $29.95, ISBN 0-8071-2347-1.) ...
Labor Militancy and Black Grassroots Political Mobilization in the Louisiana Sugar Region, 1865-1868
IN EARLY AUGUST 1868 THE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU AGENT FOR IBERVILLE Parish, Louisiana, Charles E. Merrill, was called upon to mediate one of the countless labor disputes that occupied much of his and other bureau agents' time. In this instance, Merrill...
Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789
Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789. Volumes 17-26: March 1, 1781-July 25, 1789, With Supplement, 1774-87. Edited by Paul H. Smith, Ronald M. Gephart, and others. (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1990-2000. Pagination varies, $39.00-$62.00,...
Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789
Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789. 25 vols. Edited by Paul H. Smith, Ronald Gephart, and others. (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1976-2000.) CD-ROM version, PC, Windows 3.1 or higher. (Summerfield, Florida: Historical Database, 1998....
Libraries and Archives
The Southern Labor Archives of the Special Collections Department, William Russell Pullen Library, Georgia State University, is pleased to announce that the Uprising of '34 Collection is processed and open for research. This collection consists of...
Lincoln and His Contemporaries
Lincoln and His Contemporaries. Edited by Charles M. Hubbard. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, c. 1999. Pp. [viii], 167. $27.95, ISBN 0-86554-627-4.) Part of the delight of Lincoln and His Contemporaries is that the eight thoughtful and knowledgeable...
Local Baptists, Local Politics: Churches and Communities in the Middle and Uplands South
Local Baptists, Local Politics: Churches and Communities in the Middle and Uplands South. By Clifford A. Grammich Jr. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 244. $30.00, ISBN 1-57233-045-7.) This volume grew out of a doctoral...
Louisiana during World War II: Politics and Society, 1939-1945
Louisiana During World War II: Politics and Society, 1939-1945. By Jerry Purvis Sanson. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 323. $60.00, ISBN 0-8071-2308-0.) Jerry Purvis Sanson draws on a diverse array of primary sources...
"Notorious in the Neighborhood": An Interracial Family in Early National and Antebellum Virginia
ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1796, THOMAS WEST, AWARE OF THE ILLNESS THAT would kill him just a few months later, wrote his last will and testament. West, a white blacksmith, owned land in both Amherst and Albemarle Counties, including ten half-acre lots in the...
Obituary
Richard Lyness Watson Jr., professor emeritus of history at Duke University, died on September 22, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center. Born on December 25, 1914, in Gill, Massachusetts, he attended Mount Herman School before earning the A.B. and...
Personnel
Asbury College: Burnam W. Reynolds replaced Edward H. McKinley as department head. Auburn University: Kenneth Noe appointed Draughon Professor of Southern History. Augusta State University: Hubert P. van Tuyll promoted to professor. Bowie...
Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion, and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia, 1730-1810
Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion, and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia, 1730-1810. By James Sidbury. (New York, Cambridge, Eng., and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Pp. x, 292. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-521-59860-5; cloth, $54.95, ISBN...
Political Terrain: Washington, D.C., from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis
Political Terrain: Washington, D.C., from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis. By Carl Abbott. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xviii, 252. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-8078-4805-0; cloth, $39.95, ISBN 0-8078-2478-X.)...
Prohibition and Politics: The Life of Bishop James Cannon, Jr
Prohibition and Politics: The Life of Bishop James Cannon, Jr. By Robert A. Hohner. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 454. $45.00, ISBN 1-57003-281-5.) James Cannon (1864-1944), a Methodist bishop and a leader in the...
Reconstructing Reconstruction: The Supreme Court and the Production of Historical Truth
Reconstructing Reconstruction: The Supreme Court and the Production of Historical Truth. By Pamela Brandwein. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 272. Paper, $17.95, ISBN 0-8223-2316-8; cloth, $49.95, ISBN 0-8223-2284-6.)...
Requiem for a Lost City: A Memoir of Civil War Atlanta and the Old South
Requiem for a Lost City: A Memoir of Civil War Atlanta and the Old South. By Sarah "Sallie" Conley Clayton. Edited by Robert Scott Davis Jr. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, c. 1999. Pp. x, 213. $32.95, ISBN 0-86554-622-3.) Sarah Conley Clayton...
Revolutionary Anglicanism: The Colonial Church of England Clergy during the American Revolution
Revolutionary Anglicanism: The Colonial Church of England Clergy during the American Revolution. By Nancy L. Rhoden. (Washington Square, N.Y.: New York University Press, 1999. Pp. xii, 205. $40.00, ISBN 0-8147-7519-5.) Frederick V. Mills Sr.'s Bishops...
Rich Man's War: Class, Caste, and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley
Rich Man's War: Class, Caste, and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley. By David Williams. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1998. Pp. xvi, 288. $34.95, ISBN 0-8203-2033-1.) During the 1990s studies of the...
Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move during the Great Depression
Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression. By Errol Lincoln Uys. (New York: TV Books, c. 1999. Pp.302. $24.95, ISBN 1-57500-037-7.) Errol Lincoln Uys relied upon oral history interviews collected by his son Michael Uys...
Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation
Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation. By John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. xx, 455. $35.00, ISBN 0-19-508449-7.) John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger's ambitious goal is to...
Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America
Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America. By Saidiya V. Hartman. Race and American Culture. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. x, 281. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-19-508984-7; cloth, $45.00,...
Secessionists and Other Scoundrels: Selections from Parson Brownlow's Book
Secessionists and Other Scoundrels: Selections from Parson Brownlow's Book. Edited and with an Introduction by Stephen V. Ash. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. [x], 157. Paper, $12.95, ISBN 0-8071-2354-4; cloth, $29.95,...
Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History
Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History. Edited by Martha Hodes. (New York and London: New York University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 542. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 0-8147-3557-6; cloth, $75.00, ISBN 0-8147-3556-8.) In editing this...
Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture
Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture. By Charles Joyner. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 361. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-252-06772-X; cloth, $49.95, ISBN 0-252-01521-5.) Over the years many of our...
Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman, 1860-1865
Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman, 1860-1865. Edited by Brooks D. Simpson and Jean V. Berlin. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c.1999. Pp. xxii, 948. $45.00, ISBN 0-8078-2440-2.)...
Soldier of Tennessee: General Alexander P. Stewart and the Civil War in the West
Soldier of Tennessee: General Alexander P. Stewart and the Civil War in the West. By Sam Davis Elliott. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xx, 339. $34.95, ISBN 0-8071-2340-4.) Alexander P. Stewart--the professor turned...
Southern Hospitality: Tourism and the Growth of Atlanta
Southern Hospitality: Tourism and the Growth of Atlanta. By Harvey K. Newman. (Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 372. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 0-8173-0972-1; cloth, $44.95, ISBN 0-8173-0961-6.) Harvey K. Newman's study...
Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America
Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America. By John H. Wigger. Religion in America Series. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, c. 1998. Pp. xix, 269. $55.00, ISBN 0-19-510452-8.) There is much to...
The African-American Experience in the Civilian Conservation Corps
The African-American Experience in the Civilian Conservation Corps. By Olen Cole Jr. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 114. $49.95, ISBN 0-8130-1660-6.) The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established...
The Antietam Campaign
The Antietam Campaign. Edited by Gary W. Gallagher. Military Campaigns of the Civil War. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 335. $32.50, ISBN 0-8078-2481-X.) The Antietam Campaign makes a strong contribution...
The Association
The sixty-seventh meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held on November 16-19, 2001, at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans. Instead of the usual Wednesday to Saturday pattern of meeting days, the New Orleans meeting will run from Friday...
The Battle of New Orleans
The Battle of New Orleans. By Robert V. Remini. (New York: Viking Press, 1999. Pp. xiv, 226. $24.95, ISBN 0-670-88551-7.) Robert V. Remini has written the most detailed, best documented, and most interesting account that I have read of the battle...
The Bringing of Wonder: Trade and the Indians of the Southeast, 1700-1783
The Bringing of Wonder: Trade and the Indians of the Southeast, 1700-1783. By Michael P. Morris. Contributions in Comparative Colonial Studies, No. 36. (Westport, Conn., and London: Greenwood Press, c. 1999. Pp. [x], 160. $55.00, ISBN 0-313-30843-8.)...
The Civil War Soldier and the Art of Dying
MORTALITY DEFINES THE HUMAN CONDITION. "WE ALL HAVE OUR Dead--we all have our Graves," Stephen Elliott, a Confederate Episcopal bishop, observed in an 1862 sermon. Every age, he explained, must confront "like miseries"; every age must search for "like...
The Conqueror Meets the Unconquered: Negotiating Cultural Boundaries on the Post-Revolutionary Southern Frontier
ON DECEMBER 26, 1785, A GROUP OF 127 BEDRAGGLED CHOCTAW INDIANS arrived at Hopewell, Andrew Pickens's home on the Keowee River in South Carolina. They had trekked for over two months and traveled hundreds of miles from their central Mississippi homeland...
The Conquest of the Karankawas and Tonkawas, 1821-1859
The Conquest of the Karankawas and Tonkawas, 1821-1859. By Kelly F. Himmel. Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest, No. 20. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1999. Pp. xviii, 192. $32.95, ISBN 0-89096-867-5.) ...
The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White
The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White. By Henry Wiencek. (New York: St. Martin's Press, c. 1999. Pp. xx, 361. $24.95, ISBN 0-312-19277-0.) Henry Wiencek's The Hairstons is a remarkable book about a remarkable group of people. It is...
The Kansas City Investigation: Pendergast's Downfall, 1938-1939
The Kansas City Investigation: Pendergast's Downfall, 1938-1939. By Rudolph H. Hartmann. Edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell. (Columbia, Mo., and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 191. $24.95, ISBN 0-8262-1231-X.)...
The New Deal's Black Congressman: A Life of Arthur Wergs Mitchell
The New Deal's Black Congressman: A Life of Arthur Wergs Mitchell. By Dennis S. Nordin. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, c. 1997. Pp. xvi, 320. $39.95, ISBN 0-8262-1102-X.) Dennis Nordin relied on a multitude of sources, including manuscripts,...
The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida
The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida. By Glenda Alice Rabby. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 330. $40.00, ISBN 0-8203-2051-X.) Glenda Alice Rabby's well-written...
The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston
The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston. Volume III: 1848-1852. Edited by Madge Thornall Roberts. (Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press, c. 1999. Pp. viii, 508. $32.50, ISBN 1-57441-063-6.) Sam Houston usually appears in history dressed...
The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present
The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present. By Mary Frances Berry. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Pp. [viii], 295. $24.00, ISBN 0-679-43611-1.) In 1886 Annie...
The Pilgrims and Pocahontas: Rival Myths of American Origin
The Pilgrims and Pocahontas: Rival Myths of American Origin. By Ann Uhry Abrams. (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxii, 378. $28.00, ISBN 0-8133-3497-7.) Art historian Ann Abrams has written a very thorough reconstruction of the invention,...
The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-Keeping from 1831 to 1965
The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-Keeping from 1831 to 1965. By Russell L. Riley. Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics into the Twenty-First Century. (New York: Columbia University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 373....
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War. By Michael F. Holt. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. xx, 1248. $55.00, ISBN 0-19-505544-6.) Michael Holt's long-awaited study...
The South in Black and White: Race, Sex, and Literature in the 1940s
The South in Black and White: Race, Sex, and Literature in the 1940s. By McKay Jenkins. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 215. Paper, $16.95, ISBN 0-8078-4777-1; cloth, $34.95, ISBN 0-8078-2491-7.) English...
The Structure of Time: Pike County, Mississippi, 1815-1912
The Structure of Time: Pike County, Mississippi, 1815-1912. By Martin J. Hardeman. Modern American History: The United States since 1865, Vol. 2. (New York and other cities: Peter Lang, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 168. $43.95, ISBN 0-8204-3885-5.) The story...
The Supreme Court of Florida and Its Predecessor Courts, 1821-1917
The Supreme Court of Florida and Its Predecessor Courts, 1821-1917. Edited by Walter W. Manley II, E. Canter Brown Jr., and Eric W. Rise. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 1997. Pp. xviii, 454. $49.95, ISBN 0-8130-1540-5.)...
The Tarnished Cavalier: Major General Earl Van Dorn, C.S.A
The Tarnished Cavalier: Major General Earl Van Dorn, C.S.A. By Arthur B. Carter. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 247. $42.00, ISBN 1-57233-047-3.) Earl Van Dorn has never been considered one of the Confederacy's major...
Three Days at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership
Three Days at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership. Edited by Gary W. Gallagher. (Kent, Ohio, and London: Kent State University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 373. $35.00, ISBN 0-87338-629-9.) Gettysburg stands as the most studied event...
Truman and Pendergast
Truman and Pendergast. By Robert H. Ferrell. (Columbia, Mo., and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 162. $24.95, ISBN 0-8262-1225-5.) The ghost of Tom Pendergast, who dominated Kansas City politics in the 1920s and 1930s, has...