Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Book and Media Notes

Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Book and Media Notes

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Readers interested in race relations and southern history will find Jim Crow America: A Documentary History, edited by Catherine M. Lewis and J. Richard Lewis, a welcome addition to the existing primary-source collections. With fifty-six documents and eighteen images tracing the course of racism (and the origins of Jim Crow) in America, it provides readers with source materials dating from 1828 to 1980 that "reveal how the Jim Crow era affects how historians practice their craft." The handsome volume includes a helpful introduction, annotated bibliography, and index. Available for $19.95 (paper), the book is published by the University of Arkansas Press, 105 N. McIlroy Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701; (800) 626- 0090; www.uapress.com.

The University of Georgia Press has published Southern Masculinity: Perspectives on Manhood in the South since Reconstruction. For the editor, Craig Thompson Friend, "this collection of essays contextualizes and complicates the narrative of American manhood by drawing attention southward to explore masculinity in the South since the Civil War and the many ways it has reflected and framed 'southerness. …

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