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. 75, No. 2, May

An Extraordinary Family and the Burdens of Slavery: A Review Essay
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. By Annette Gordon-Reed. (New York and London: W. W. Norton and Company, 2008. Pp. 798. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-393-06477-3.) ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1782, MANTRA WAYLES JEFFERSON DIED surrounded by relatives at...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
IT WAS VERY GOOD TO BRING OUR MEETING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS at long last, given the many challenges we've faced in doing so after Hurricane Katrina. We seem to have beaten another storm--this one economic--by holding our meeting in mid-October. I think...
Independence Day Dilemmas in the American South, 1848-1865
ALONG WITH THE FOURTH OF JULY IN 1861 CAME A DILEMMA FOR THE members of the '76 Association in Charleston, South Carolina. Formed almost thirty years earlier with the purpose of organizing Independence Day celebrations, the association had faithfully...
Libraries and Archives
The largest group of private letters surviving from South Carolina in the eighteenth century is now available online: http://www.cofc.edu/%7Especcoll/ pdf/SPGSeriesABC.pdf. These letters were largely written between circa 1696 and 1775 by the clergy...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2008: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2008 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
The 1966 Election in Georgia and the Ambiguity of the White Backlash
It's the damnedest mess down there I have ever seen. Senator Richard B. Russell Jr. (D-Ga.), June 2, 1966 WHEN KEN MEHLMAN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN National Committee, told the NAACP in 2005 that his party's use of the "southern strategy"...
The Association
Nominations for 2009: The 2008 Nominating Committee, consisting of George C. Rable, University of Alabama. chair: Nancy Bercaw, University of Mississippi: Valinda W. Littlefield, University of South Carolina: Nina Silber, Boston University: and Sandra...
University Men, Social Science, and White Supremacy in North Carolina
IN NOVEMBER 1898, AS NORTH CAROLINA'S DEMOCRATS COMPLETED their violent campaign against African American Republicans and white Populists, a young Carolinian mischievously asked if white supremacy leaders were happier that the "Democrats won in the...