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. 4, November

Announcements and Activities. (Historical News and Notices)
The Manuscripts Department in the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is please to offer six Southern Studies Research Stipends for use in the summer of 2003. The awards are $500 each and require on-site research...
Libraries and Archives. (Historical News and Notices)
The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond reports the following recently accessioned manuscript collections: papers, 1833-1925, of the Wimbish family of Halifax County, primarily consisting of correspondence and legal and financial records concerning...
Obituary. (Historical News and Notices)
The loss of Peter Parish in May 2002 deprived southern history of a significant exponent and British Americanists of a much-loved father figure. As a historian, his American Civil War (New York, 1975) still stands as the fullest single-volume treatment,...
Quiet Eugenics: Sterilization in North Carolina's Institutions for the Mentally Retarded, 1945-1965
FOR A READER ACCUSTOMED TO THE CONTEMPORARY LANGUAGE OF disability fights and to modern social welfare discourse, older professional writings about people with mental illness or mental retardation can be more than a little jarring. Consider, for instance,...
Rethinking the Social Role of the Militia: Community-Building in Antebellum Kentucky
IN REQUIEM FOR A NUN (1951) WILLIAM FAULKNER PERFORMS SOME literary backtracking when he introduces the earliest inhabitants of his fictional Jefferson, Mississippi, and explains the origin of the Yoknapatawpha County courthouse. His story, set in...
The Dallas Equal Suffrage Association, Political Style, and Popular Culture: Grassroots Strategies of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1913-1919
LONG FAMILIAR AS A MEANS FOR EXPRESSING SOCIAL VALUES AND FOR resisting them, popular culture has served political purposes as well. From the symbolic log cabins of the 1840 presidential race to present-day televised advertisements, parties and candidates...
(Un)furl That Banner: The Response of White Southerners to the Civil War Centennial of 1961-1965
BY THE LATE 1950s THE AMERICAN SOUTH HAD REACHED ANOTHER crossroads in its eventful history. De jure segregation, a cornerstone of southern life in the first half of the twentieth century, was under attack. Powerful instruments of change such as economic...
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