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. 68, No. 1, February

Announcements and Activities. (Historical News and Notices)
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 $1000...
Libraries and Archives. (Historical News and Notices)
The South Carolina Room of the Charleston County Public Library now has available an extensive finding aid for help in accessing the more than 16,000 items in its collection. Charleston Area History: A Bibliography of Works in the Charleston County...
Obituary. (Historical News and Notices)
James W. Hammack Jr., professor of history at Murray State University and former president of the Oral History Association (1980-81), died at his home on July 26, 2001. Dr. Hammack had retired June 30, 2001, as professor and chair of Murray State's...
Personnel. (Historical News and Notices)
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Jack E. Davis promoted to associate professor; Stephen J. Miller appointed assistant professor; and Carolyn A. Conley on leave spring 2002. University of Arkansas: Patrick G. Williams named assistant professor....
Suffrage Restriction in Post-Reconstruction Texas: Urban Politics and the Specter of the Commune
STUDIES OF THE DISFRANCHISEMENT LAWS PASSED BY SOUTHERN STATES IN the post-Reconstruction decades have quite properly emphasized that, while the measures were formally color-blind, they were aimed chiefly at African American voters. Even the most cursory...
The Association. (Historical News and Notices)
The sixty-eighth meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held November 6-9, 2002, at the Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore. We will return to our usual meeting-days pattern of Wednesday through Saturday. At the close of the...
The Campaign for Racial Purity and the Erosion of Paternalism in Virginia, 1922-1930: "Nominally White, Biologically Mixed, and Legally Negro"
IN SEPTEMBER 1922 JOHN POWELL, A RICHMOND NATIVE AND WORLD-renowned pianist and composer, and Earnest Sevier Cox, a self-proclaimed explorer and ethnographer, organized Post No. 1 of the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America. By the following June the organization...
The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission and Beach Integration, 1959-1963: A Cotton-Patch Gestapo?
ON APRIL 24, 1960, THE SEGREGATED BEACHES OF HARRISON COUNTY became the first battleground for integration in Mississippi when nearly 125 black men, women, and children walked upon the sand with the intention of holding a peaceful "wade-in" demonstration...
Tom Watson Revisited
SAD TO SAY, THE ERA OF C. VANN WOODWARD HAS COME TO A CLOSE. No more revised editions of Strange Career of Jim Crow will materialize, no more essays in the New York Review of Books, no more platform appearances at conferences with his friend William...
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