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. 72, No. 3, August

Announcements and Activities
The Program Committee for the 2007 meeting of the Western History Association invites proposals for panels and papers for "Crossroads of the West: Meetings and Exchanges, Old and New." The association will gather in Oklahoma City, October 3-6, 2007,...
Contesting Pollution in Dixie: The Case of Corney Creek
NATIONAL SURVEYS OF WATER QUALITY IN THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY repeatedly identified the U.S. urban industrial core--the heavily populated areas of the Northeast and Midwest--as the "pollution belt" (see Figure 1). (1) In 1956 Congress strengthened...
George I. Sanchez, Ideology, and Whiteness in the Making of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, 1930-1960
Let us keep in mind that the Mexican-American can easily become the front-line of defense of the civil liberties of ethnic minorities. The racial, cultural, and historical involvements in his case embrace those of all of the other minority groups....
Obituaries
Lance G. Banning, one of the leading interpreters of America's founding generation, died January 31, 2006, at age sixty-four, after complications from lung surgery. Born January 24, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri, he earned his B.A. at the University...
Personnel
Armstrong Atlantic State University: June Hopkins named head; Allison Belzer and Carey Shellman appointed full-time temporary faculty; Christopher E. Hendricks promoted to professor. Auburn University: Anthony G. Carey named chair; Jennifer W. Brooks...
The Association
The seventy-second annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association (SHA) will be held Wednesday through Saturday, November 15-18, 2006, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. Ernest J. Gaines will be the speaker for the opening...
The Threat from Havana: Southern Public Health, Yellow Fever, and the U.S. Intervention in the Cuban Struggle for Independence, 1878-1898
IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 1897 THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES WAS gripped by a terror that shuttered businesses, paralyzed trade, and caused tens of thousands of people to abandon their homes and flee for their lives: the dreaded yellow fever had returned....