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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. 66, No. 3, August

A Brotherhood of Valor: The Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, C.S.A., and the Iron Brigade, U.S.A
A Brotherhood of Valor: The Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, C.S.A., and the Iron Brigade, U.S.A. By Jeffry D. Wert. (New York: Simon & Schuster, c. 1999. Pp. 413. $25.00, ISBN 0-684-82435-3.) Unit histories have long been a staple...
Academy on the James: The Confederate Naval School
Academy on the James: The Confederate Naval School. By R. Thomas Campbell. (Shippensburg, Pa.: Burd Street Press, c. 1998. Pp. xii, 283. $39.95, ISBN 1-57249-130-2.) In March 1861 the new Confederate States of America authorized the establishment...
A Creed for My Profession: Walter Williams, Journalist to the World
A Creed for My Profession: Walter Williams, Journalist to the World. By Ronald T. Fan'ar. Missouri Biography Series. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 246. $29.95, ISBN 0-8262-1188-7.) Neither the history of Missouri...
A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M. E. Bradford and His Achievements
A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M. E. Bradford and His Achievements. Edited by Clyde N. Wilson. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 1999. Pp. x, 193. $29.95, ISBN 0-8262-1208-5.) This is a handsome volume whose introductory...
African-American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963
African-American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963. By Albert S. Broussard. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, c. 1998. Pp. x, 244. $29.95, ISBN 0-7006-0916-4.) This book is a useful, interesting survey of one African American family across three...
African Americans and Jews in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Convergence and Conflict
African Americans and Jews in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Convergence and Conflict. Edited by V. P. Franklin, Nancy L. Grant, Harold M. Kletnick, and Genna Rae McNeil. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 1998. Pp. x, 366. $34.95,...
American Exceptionalism
American Exceptionalism. By Deborah L. Madsen. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c. 1998. Pp. viii, 186. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 1-57806-108-3.) It is a curiosity that American exceptionalism has lacked a systematic scholar. It has been invoked,...
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. By Joseph J. Ellis. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. Pp. xiv, 365, ISBN 0-679-44490-4.) Some would say that another biography of Jefferson is like another biography of Lincoln, just old wine in...
Amidst a Storm of Bullets: The Diary of Lt. Henry Prince in Florida, 1836-1842
Amidst a Storm of Bullets: The Diary of Lt. Henry Prince in Florida, 1836-1842. Edited by Frank Laumer. Foreword by John K. Mahon. Seminole Wars Historic Foundation Inc., Contribution no. 1. (Tampa, Fla.: University of Tampa Press, 1998. Pp. xxiv,...
Announcements and Activities
The University of Virginia has established the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize which is awarded biennially to the author of a scholarly, book-length manuscript in eighteenth-century studies in history, literature, philosophy, or the arts. The $4,000 award...
A Place Called St. John's: The Story of John's, Edisto, Wadmalaw, Kiawah, and Seabrook Islands of South Carolina
A Place Called St. John's: The Story of John's, Edisto, Wadmalaw, Kiawah, and Seabrook Islands of South Carolina. By Laylon Wayne Jordan and Elizabeth H. Stringfellow. (Spartanburg, S.C.: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1998. Pp. xx, 497. $35.00 plus...
Ben Tillman and Hendrix McLane, Agrarian Rebels: White Manhood, "The Farmers," and the Limits of Southern Populism
IN OCTOBER 1892 J. HENDRIX MCLANE, SOUTH CAROLINA'S MOST SUCcessful proponent of interracial agrarian radicalism, left a People's Party rally exhilarated by "great speeches" and a "righteous movement." But McLane did not spend the rest of the night...
Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700-1835
Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700-1835. By Cynthia A. Kierner. (Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 295. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-8014-8462-6; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 0-8014-3453-X.) Cynthia...
Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South
Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South. By Bruce Adelson. (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1999. Pp. [xii], 275. $27.95, ISBN 0-8139-1884-7.) The racial integration of major...
Builders: Herman and George R. Brown
Builders: Herman and George R. Brown. By Joseph A. Pratt and Christopher J. Castaneda (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1999. Pp. xxii, 326. $36.95, ISBN 0-89096-.840-3.) In 1914 Herman Brown took over a small road construction company...
Cattle in the Cotton Fields: A History of Cattle Raising in Alabama
Cattle in the Cotton Fields: A History of Cattle Raising in Alabama. By Brooks Blevins. (Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, c. 1998. Pp. xvi, 219. $34.95, ISBN 0-8173-0940-3.) Brooks Blevins's thoroughly researched history of cattle...
Circling Windrock Mountain: Two Hundred Years in Appalachia
Circling Windrock Mountain: Two Hundred Years in Appalachia. By Augusta Grove Bell. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1998. Pp. xxii, 312. Paper, $17.50, ISBN 1-57233-038-4; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 1-57233-041-4.) Augusta Grove Bell calls her...
Citizens of Zion: The Social Origins of Camp Meeting Revivalism
Citizens of Zion: The Social Origins of Camp Meeting Revivalism. By Ellen Eslinger. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxii, 306. $38.00, ISBN 1-57233-033-3.) Emotional conversions, fiery sermons, overnight stays: the camp meeting,...
Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction
Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction. By J. Morgan Kousser. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 590. Paper $29.95, ISBN 0-8078-4738-0; cloth, $65.00, ISBN...
Daily Life in Civil War America
Daily Life in Civil War America. By Dorothy Denneen Volo and James M. Volo. Daily Life Through History. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998. Pp. xviii, 321. $45.00, ISBN 0-313-30516-1.) The goals of Daily Life in Civil War America are admirable....
Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968
Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968. By Steven F. Lawson and Charles Payne. Introduction by James T. Patterson. Debating Twentieth-Century America. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., c. 1998. Pp. viii,...
Dixie's Dirty Secret: The True Story of How the Government, the Media, and the Mob Conspired to Combat Integration and the Vietnam Antiwar Movement
Dixie's Dirty Secret: The True Story of How the Government, the Media, and the Mob Conspired to Combat Integration and the Vietnam Antiwar Movement. By James Dickerson. (Armonk, N.Y., and London: M. E. Sharpe, c. 1998. Pp., x, 249. $24.95, ISBN 0-7656-0340-3.)...
"Drill into Us ... the Rebel Tradition": The Contest over Southern Identity in Black and White Women's Clubs, South Carolina, 1898-1930
IN HER MEMOIRS, MAMIE GARVIN FIELDS, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CLUB-WOMAN from Charleston, South Carolina, relates a story about the statue of South Carolina statesman John C. Calhoun that still stands in Francis Marion Square, in the center of downtown...
Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940
Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940. By Rebecca Sharpless. Studies in Rural Culture. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxvi, 319. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-8078-4760-7; cloth, $59.95,...
Fifty Years of Segregation: Black Higher Education in Kentucky, 1904-1954
Fifty Years of Segregation: Black Higher Education in Kentucky, 1904-1954. By John A. Hardin. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 1997. Pp. [viii], 182. $29.95, ISBN 0-8131-2024-1.) John A. Hardin presents the history of black higher education...
Fire in His Heart: Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner and the A.M.E. Church
Fire in His Heart: Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner and the A.M.E. Church. By William Seraile. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 242. $32.50, ISBN 1-57233-027-9.) William Seraile of Lehman College, City University of New York,...
Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924
Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924. By Canter Brown Jr. (Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, c.1998. Pp. xvi, 252. Paper, $22.50, ISBN 0-8173-0916-0; cloth, $44.95, ISBN 0-8173-0915-2.) Historians have paid little attention...
For the City as a Whole: Planning, Politics, and the Public Interest in Dallas, Texas, 1900-1965
For the City as a Whole: Planning, Politics, and the Public Interest in Dallas, Texas, 1900-1965. By Robert B. Fairbanks. Urban Life and Urban Landscape Series. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 318. $47.95, ISBN 0-8142-0799-5.)...
Free to Work: Labor Law, Emancipation, and Reconstruction, 1815-1880
Free to Work: Labor Law, Emancipation, and Reconstruction, 1815-1880. By James D. Schmidt. Studies in the Legal History of the South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 331. $53.00, ISBN 0-8203-2034-X.) James...
Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care during the American Civil War
Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care During the American Civil War. By Frank R. Freemon. (Madison and Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, c. 1998. Pp. 254. $52.50, ISBN 0-8386-3753-1.) For every soldier...
George B. McClellan and Civil War History: In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman
George B. McClellan and Civil War History: In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman. By Thomas J. Rowland. (Kent, Ohio, and London: Kent State University Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 248. $28.00, ISBN 0-87338-603-5.) George B. McClellan, the most impressive...
Giants in Their Tall Black Hats: Essays on the Iron Brigade
Giants in Their Tall Black Hats: Essays on the Iron Brigade. Edited by Alan T. Nolan and Sharon Eggleston Vipond. (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 238. $27.95, ISBN 0-253-33457-8.) Veteran Iron Brigade historian...
Harnessing the Power of Motherhood: The National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883-1925
Harnessing the Power of Motherhood: The National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883-1925. By Katherine G. Aiken. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1998. Pp. xxiv, 266. $38.00, ISBN 1-57233-017-1.) Recently, women's historians have identified...
In Armageddon's Shadow: The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces
In Armageddon's Shadow: The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces. By Greg Marquis. (Montreal and other cities: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998. Pp. xx, 389. $34.95. ISBN 0-7735-1792-8.) With the recent reprinting of Robin W. Winks's 1960...
Inventing Southern Literature
Inventing Southern Literature. By Michael Kreyling. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c. 1998. Pp. xviii, 200. Paper, $17.00, ISBN 1-57806-045-1; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 1-57806-044-3.) "The South," whether we admit it or not, is a tricky construct....
Ironclads at War: The Origin and Development of the Armored Warship, 1854-1891
Ironclads at War: The Origin and Development of the Armored Warship, 1854-1891. By Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani. (Conshohocken, Pa.: Combined Publishing, c. 1998. Pp. 423. $34.95, ISBN 0-938289-58-6.) A comprehensive summary of the technical...
Joseph E. Johnston and the Defense of Richmond
Joseph E. Johnston and the Defense of Richmond. By Steven H. Newton. Modern War Studies. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, c. 1998, Pp. xiv, 278. $29.95, ISBN 0-7006-0921-0.) Few of his contemporaries ever questioned Confederate General Joseph...
Keep Your Head to the Sky: Interpreting African American Home Ground
Keep Your Head to the Sky: Interpreting African American Home Ground. Edited by Grey Gundaker with the assistance of Tynes Cowan. (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1998. Pp. viii, 344. Paper, $19.50, ISBN 0-8139-1824-3; cloth,...
King Cotton's Advocate: Oscar G. Johnston and the New Deal
King Cotton's Advocate: Oscar G. Johnston and the New Deal. By Lawrence J. Nelson. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1999. Pp. xviii, 330. $38.00, ISBN 1-57233-025-2.) Oscar Goodbar Johnston claimed that he "never liked the term `New Deal'"...
Leonard Bacon: New England Reformer and Antislavery Moderate
Leonard Bacon: New England Reformer and Antislavery Moderate. By Hugh Davis. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 293. $60.00, ISBN 0-8071-2287-4.) Hugh Davis has written an engaging study of Leonard Bacon (1802-1881)....
Lessons of War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines
Lessons of War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines. Edited by James Marten. (Wilmington, Del.: SR Books, A Scholarly Resources Inc. Imprint, 1999. Pp. xviii, 259. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-8420-2656-8; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 0-8420-2654-1.) For several...
Letters to the Home Circle: The North Carolina Service of Pvt. Henry A. Clapp, Company F, Forty-Fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1862-1863
Letters to the Home Circle: The North Carolina Service of Pvt. Henry A. Clapp, Company F, Forty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1862-1863. Edited by John R. Barden. (Raleigh: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural...
Libraries and Archives
The Southern Historical Collection in the Manuscripts Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently made available the following manuscript groups: papers,, 1770-1830, of Martin Browne (fl. 1770-1830), a Frederick County, Virginia,...
Louisiana in the Age of Jackson: A Clash of Cultures and Personalities
Louisiana in the Age of Jackson: A Clash of Cultures and Personalities. By Joseph G. Tregle Jr. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. Pp. xiv, 369. $37.50, ISBN 0-8071-2292-0.) Louisiana in the Age of Jackson is a revised version...
Love and Power in the Nineteenth Century: The Marriage of Violet Blair
Love and Power in the Nineteenth Century: The Marriage of Violet Blair. By Virginia Jeans Laas. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 169. Paper, $16.00, ISBN 1-55728-505-5; cloth, $32.00, ISBN 1-55728-506-3.) In the space...
Make Haste Slowly: Moderates, Conservatives, and School Desegregation in Houston
Make Haste Slowly: Moderates, Conservatives, and School Desegregation in Houston. By William Henry Kellar. The Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, no. 80. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press,...
Militant Mediator: Whitney M. Young Jr
Militant Mediator: Whitney M. Young Jr. By Dennis C. Dickerson (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 1998. Pp. x, 384. $30.00, ISBN 0-8131-2058-6.) There are more than a few students of the civil rights movement who will raise an eyebrow...
Nat Turner before the Bar of Judgment: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Insurrection
Nat Turner Before the Bar of Judgment: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Insurrection. By Mary Kemp Davis. Southern Literary Studies. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. Pp. xvi, 298. $30.00, ISBN 0-8071-2249-1.) Not...
New World Economies: The Growth of the Thirteen Colonies and Early Canada
New World Economies: The Growth of the Thirteen Colonies and Early Canada. By Marc Egnal. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xx, 236. $49.95, ISBN 0-19-511482-5.) In Divergent Paths (New York, 1996) Marc Egnal argued that three...
Personnel
University of Alabama at Birmingham: John Van Sant appointed assistant professor, and Colin Davis on leave. University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa: Howard Jones on leave spring 2001. Appalachian State University: Anatoly V. Isaenko and Ren Harder...
Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Texas in the Civil War
Portraits of Conflict: A photographic History of Texas in the Civil War. By Carl Moneyhon and Bobby Roberts. Portraits of Conflict Series. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 380. ISBN 1-55728-533-0.) This most welcome book...
Pretense of Glory: The Life of General Nathaniel P. Banks
Pretense of Glory: The Life of General Nathaniel P. Banks. By James G. Hollandsworth Jr. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 292. $34.95, ISBN 0-8071-2293-9.) Nathaniel P. Banks fits the classic mold of the self-made man....
Ralph McGill: A Biography
Ralph McGill: A Biography. By Barbara Barksdale Clowse. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, c. 1998. Pp. [viii], 315. $29.95, ISBN 0-8655-4612-6.) Ralph McGill's was a complicated life--often sad, if not tragic, on the personal level, and sometimes...
Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan
Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan. By John W. Quist. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 562. $57.50, ISBN 0-8071-2133-9.) This comparative study of Tuscaloosa County,...
Restructured Resistance: The Sibley Commission and the Politics of Desegregation in Georgia
Restructured Resistance: The Sibley Commission and the Politics of Desegregation in Georgia. By Jeff Roche. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1998. Pp. xviii, 253. $40.00, ISBN 0-8203-1979-1.) Examining the ideological, political,...
Rethinking the New Deal Court: The Structure of a Constitutional Revolution
Rethinking the New Deal Court: The Structure of a Constitutional Revolution. By Barry Cushman. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 320. Paper, $124.95, ISBN 0-19-512033-7; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 0-19-511532-5.) This study...
Roots of Disorder: Race and Criminal Justice in the American South, 1817-80
Roots of Disorder: Race and Criminal Justice in the American South, 1817-80. By Christopher Waldrep. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, c. 1998 Pp. xvi, 267. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-252-06732-0; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 0-252-02425-7.) ...
Santa Maria De Galve: A Story of Survival
Santa Maria de Galve: A Story of Survival. Edited by Virginia Parks. (Pensacola, Fla.: Pensacola Historical Society, c. 1998. Pp. x, 174. Paper, $14.95 plus shipping and handling, ISBN 0-939566-10-9. Order from the society at 117 East Government St.,...
She Glanceth from Earth to Heaven: The Phenomenon of Love Mysticism among Women in Antebellum Virginia and Maryland
She Glanceth from Earth to Heaven: The Phenomenon of Love Mysticism Among Women in Antebellum Virginia and Maryland. By Laura Hobgood-Oster. (New Orleans: University Press of the South, Inc., 1998. Pp. [viii], 199. Paper, $49.95, ISBN 1-889431-32-X....
Slave Missions and the Black Church in the Antebellum South
Slave Missions and the Black Church in the Antebellum South. By Janet Duitsman Cornelius. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 305. $34.95, ISBN 1-57003-247-5.) At first glance Janet Duitsman Cornelius appears to break...
Southern Paternalism and the American Welfare State: Economics, Politics, and Institutions in the South, 1865-1965
Southern Paternalism and the American Welfare State: Economics, Politics, and Institutions in the South, 1865-1965. By Lee J. Alston and Joseph P. Ferrie. Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions. (New York, Cambridge, Eng., and Melbourne: Cambridge...
Stylin': African American Expressive Culture from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit
Stylin': African American Expressive Culture from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit. By Shane White and Graham White. (Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 1998. Pp. xviii, 301. $30.00, ISBN 0-8014-3179-4.) Shane White and Graham White...
Texas Merchant: Marvin Leonard and Fort Worth
Texas Merchant: Marvin Leonard and Fort Worth. By Victoria Buenger and Walter L. Buenger. Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History, No. 11 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 245. $36.95, ISBN 0-89096-844-6.)...
The Art of Command in the Civil War
The Art of Command in the Civil War. Edited by Steven E. Woodworth. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 193. $39.95, ISBN 0-8032-4785-0.) Steven E. Woodworth introduces this collection of essays by mentioning the...
The Association
The sixty-sixth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held Wednesday through Saturday, November 8-11, 2000, in Louisville, Kentucky, with the Galt House East Hotel serving as the headquarters hotel. The general session on Wednesday...
The Bill of Rights: Government Proscribed
The Bill of Rights: Government Proscribed. Edited by Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert. Perspectives on the American Revolution. (Charlottesville and London: Printed by the University Press of Virginia for the United States Capitol Historical Society,...
The Bottom Rung: African American Family Life on Southern Farms
The Bottom Rung: African American Family Life on Southern Farms. By Stewart E. Tolnay. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 232. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-252-06745-2; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 0-252-02435-4.) Throughout the...
The Brainerd Journal: A Mission to the Cherokees, 1817-1823
The Brainerd Journal: A Mission to the Cherokees, 1817-1823. Edited and introduced by Joyce B. Phillips and Paul Gary Phillips. Indians of the Southeast. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, c. 1998. Pp. xx, 584. $55.00, ISBN 0-8032-3718-9.)...
The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936
The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936. By Mark Solomon. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c. 1998. Pp. xxviii, 403. Paper, $20.00, ISBN 1-57806-095-8; cloth, $50.00, ISBN 1-57806-094-X.) Mark Solomon's The Cry Was...
The Enduring Seminoles: From Alligator Wrestling to Ecotourism
The Enduring Seminoles: From Alligator Wrestling to Ecotourism. By Patsy West. Florida History and Culture Series. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 1998. Pp. xviii, 150. $24.95, ISBN 0-8130-1633-9.) In The Enduring...
The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement
The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement. By Julie Roy Jeffrey. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 311. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-8078-4741-0; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 0-8078-2436-4.)...
The Making of a Chicano Militant: Lessons from Crystal
The Making of a Chicano Militant: Lessons from Crystal. By Jose Angel Gutierrez. Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 334. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-229-15984-1; cloth, $50.00, ISBN 0-299-15980-9.)...
The Salmon P. Chase Papers. Volume 5: Correspondence, 1865-1873
The Salmon P. Chase Papers. Volume 5: Correspondence, 1865-1873. Edited by John Niven and others. (Kent, Ohio, and London: Kent State University Press, c. 1998. Pp. xxvi, 401. $45.00, ISBN 0-87338-567-5.) This is the last volume of selected correspondence...
The Shattering of Texas Unionism: Politics in the Lone Star State during the Civil War Era
The Shattering of Texas Unionism: Politics in the Lone Star State During the Civil War Era. By Dale Baum. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Pp. xx, 283. $37.50, ISBN 0-8071-2245-9.) The variables that shaped Texas politics in...
The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Edited by Carroll Van West, Connie L. Lester, Margaret Duncan Binnicker, Anne-Leslie Owens, and Susan L. Gordon. (Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press for the Tennessee Historical Society, c. 1998....
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions Reconsidered: "An Appeal to the Real Laws of Our Country"
IN 1798, AFTER A DECADE OF POLITICAL DEFEATS, VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS faced the gravest scenario contemplated in their ideology: the federal government, no longer headed by a Virginian Cincinnatus who had proven himself willing to relinquish power, stood...
Thomas Lanier Clingman: Fire Eater from the Carolina Mountains
Thomas Lanier Clingman: Fire Eater from the Carolina Mountains. By Thomas E. Jeffrey. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1998. Pp. xiv, 450. $50.00, ISBN 0-8203-2023-4.) Biographers of nineteenth-century southern leaders have...
When All the Gods Trembled: Darwinism, Scopes, and American Intellectuals
When All the Gods Trembled: Darwinism, Scopes, and American Intellectuals. By Paul K. Conkin. American Intellectual Culture. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., c. 1998. Pp. xii, 185. $24.95, ISBN 0-8476-9063-6.)...
Winning the Peace: Georgia Veterans and the Struggle to Define the Political Legacy of World War II
IN TRAVELING AROUND THE NATION AND THROUGHOUT THE EUROPEAN AND Pacific theaters during World War II, soldiers from the South encountered cultures, economies, and political ideas beyond the realm of southern tradition. After the war, armed with new...
Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920
Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920. By Elizabeth Hayes Turner. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. x, 371. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-19-511938-X; cloth $49.95, ISBN 0-19-508688-0.) Elizabeth...