The sixty-seventh meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held on Friday through Monday, November 16-19, 2001, in New Orleans, Louisiana, with the Fairmont Hotel serving as the headquarters hotel. The Program and Local Arrangements Committees for the New Orleans meeting have arranged for some special events celebrating the city's great jazz tradition.
The opening session on Friday evening will be entitled Louis Armstrong and His Music: A Centennial Celebration. Bruce B. Raeburn will preside and James Ketch will speak on Armstrong's music and his contributions to jazz. Mr. Ketch, a trumpeter, will also perform at the session along with other jazz musicians. Following that session, we will be led by the Treme Brass Band in a parade from the Fairmont Hotel down Bourbon Street in a time-honored New Orleans tradition of "second-linin'." The parade will lead us to a jazz reception at the Presbytere in Jackson Square.
The presidential address on Sunday night will be followed by a brief reception at the Fairmont. SHA members will then have the option of attending a dinner and party at Donna's Bar and Grill, one of the French Quarter's great jazz clubs. The entire club will be turned over to the SHA for a night of jazz performed by Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, with an all-you-can-eat dinner of barbecue, red beans and rice, and coleslaw. Tickets for this event are $15 and can be reserved through a form in the program, or at the registration desk at the meeting, if places are still available. Seating will be limited, so members are urged to respond early. For more details on all of these events, see either the program or the SHA website. Because of these special events, both the opening session and the presidential address will take place earlier in the evening than is usually the case. Please note times in the program.
The forty-six regular sessions will include Anthologizing Southern Literature: Reacting to The New Norton Anthology; Race, Gender, and Identity in the Lower Mississippi Valley in the Eighteenth Century; Students, Slaves, and the Sentimental: New Directions for Confederate Nationalism; The Crescent City at a Crossroads: Sex, Race, and Business in New Orleans, 1870-1920; Women and Whiteness: Defining Southern Womanhood in Words and Images, 1900-1940; Southern Pentecostalism in Black and White: The Traditions of Invention; The Gaze and the State: Locating Medical Authority in Modern Britain and Germany; Crime or Poverty? Women Committing Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century Europe; Changing Times, Changing Vistas: Republicanism in Nineteenth-Century Latin American History; "The People Speak": Petitioning in the Early Republic; Expansion and Identity on the Antebellum Frontier; Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery: A Centennial Retrospective; The Economics of Louisiana Sugar: New Tools and New Paradigms; Pines and Power: Southern Forests and Federal Regulation; Religion and Society in the Twentieth-Century South; Black Women in the Urban South: Rethinking the Freedom Movements of the 1950s and 1960s; War and Diplomacy, 1914-1919; Eastern European Communism and its Ideological Opponents; Ralph Lee Woodward as Teacher and Scholar: An Ongoing Adventure; Community and War in the Early Republic; Two Eras of Slavery Historiography: An Intergenerational Roundtable; The Dynamics of Democracy: The Secession Crisis and Confederate Mobilization; Progressivism as Neo-Populism: Elizabeth Sanders's The Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers, and the American State, 1877-1917; Claiming Family in the Age of Emancipation: The United States and Cuba, 1862-1900; The Limits of State Power in the Jim Crow South; Natives, Newcomers, and Summer People: Tourism in the Modern South; The Politics of Citizenship in France and Spain: Questioning Social Norms and Criminal Behavior; Caribbean Borderlands: Identity and Conflict in the "American Lake" during the Cold War; The Kimberly S. Hanger Memorial Panel--Merchants in the Late Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire: Mexico and the Gulf Coast; Beyond the "Sectional Irritant": Rethinking the Politics of Slavery Expansion; Masculinity, Race, and Education in the Nineteenth-Century South; Factual Faulkner: A Roundtable on Don H. …