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. 74, No. 3, August

Announcements and Activities
The Alabama Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers to be given at its sixty-second annual meeting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on April 23-25, 2009. This meeting is open to scholars, researchers, educators, public historians, professionals,...
Black Working-Class Political Activism and Biracial Unionism: Galveston Longshoremen in Jim Crow Texas, 1919-1921
J. V. BELL, A FEDERAL AGENT WHO INVESTIGATED THE 1920 LONGSHOREMEN'S strike in Galveston, Texas, expressed alarm over the militancy of the island's black and white workers, which had prompted Governor William P. Hobby on June 7 to declare martial law...
Conflict and the "Slave Community": Violence among Slaves in Upcountry South Carolina
IN 1826 WILLIAM HAMILTON, A SLAVEHOLDER IN PENDLETON DISTRICT, South Carolina, reported to the authorities "that his Negro Fellow Dave was violently Beat & abused." He identified Dave's attackers as "two Negro Fellows by the Name of Ben & Aleck...
Libraries and Archives
The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the center's archives. Awards of $500 to $1,000...
Making Best Use of the New Laws: The NAACP and the Fight for Civil Rights in the South, 1965-1975
ON THE MORNING OF MARCH 3, 1970, THREE BUSES CARRYING BLACK schoolchildren arrived at Lamar High School in Lamar, South Carolina, a small town in the eastern part of the state. The buses were transporting some of the 514 children who were integrating...
National Policing, Lynching, and Constitutional Change
IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE TO LEARN THAT THROUGH THE 1920S AND 1930s, the national government insisted it had no jurisdiction to investigate lynching and instead waged a campaign against black militancy. The greater surprise to historians comes from the...
Obituary
In the photograph of George M. Fredrickson on the back flap of his first book, you see a young man with a Kennedy haircut and a straight-stem pipe, visibly the product of midcentury Harvard (where Fredrickson earned his A.B. in 1956 and his Ph.D. in...
Personnel
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Daniel R. Lesnick and Michael N. McConnell have retired. University of Arkansas: Robert C. McMath Jr. named interim provost; Liang Cai appointed assistant professor; Thomas Grischany appointed visiting assistant...
The Association
The seventy-fourth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held October 9-12, 2008, Thursday through Sunday, at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans. (For a full explanation of the earlier-than-usual date and compressed...