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. 4, November

800 Paces to Hell: Andersonville. A Compilation of Known Facts and Persistent Rumors
800 Paces to Hell: Andersonville. A Compilation of Known Facts and Persistent Rumors. By John Lynn. (Fredericksburg, Va.: Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, c. 1999. Pp. [x], 378. $35.00, ISBN 1-887901-19-1.) The history of Civil...
American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998
American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998. By Ted Ownby. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. [xvi], 228. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 0-8078-4806-9; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 0-8078-2479-8.) ...
American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley: Social and Economic Histories
American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley: Social and Economic Histories. By Daniel H. Usner Jr. Indians of the Southeast. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, c. 1998. Pp. xvi, 189. $45.00, ISBN 0-8032-4556-4.) In American...
Arkansas, 1800-1860: Remote and Restless
Arkansas, 1800-1860: Remote and Restless. By S. Charles Bolton. Histories of Arkansas. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 207. Paper, $15.00, ISBN 1-55728-519-5; cloth, $28.00, ISBN 1-5572-8518-7.) In this volume of the...
Beechers, Stowes, and Yankee Strangers: The Transformation of Florida
Beechers, Stowes, and Yankee Strangers: The Transformation of Florida. By John T. Foster Jr. and Sarah Whitmer Foster. The Florida History and Culture Series. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 1999, Pp. xxii, 158. $24.95,...
Black-on-White Rape and Retribution in Twentieth-Century Virginia: "Men, Even Negroes, Must Have Some Protection"
IN HARPER LEE'S 1960 NOVEL, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, TOM ROBINSON, a crippled black man, is accused in 1935 of trying to rape a poor white woman in Maycomb, Alabama. Narrated by Scout Finch, a nine-year-old white girl and the daughter of Robinson's attorney,...
Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla
Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla. By Albert Castel and Thomas Goodrich. (Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, c. 1998. Pp. x, 170. Cloth, $24.95, ISBN 0-8117-1506-X.) Professional writer Thomas Goodrich has...
Chained to the Rock of Adversity: To Be Free, Black and Female in the Old South
Chained to the Rock of Adversity: To Be Free, Black and Female in the Old South. Edited by Virginia Meacham Gould. Southern Voices from the Past: Women's Letters, Diaries, and Writings. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1998....
Civil War Generals in Defeat
Civil War Generals in Defeat. Edited by Steven E. Woodworth. Modern War Studies. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, c. 1999, Pp. viii, 240. $29.95, ISBN 0-7006-0943-1.) The purpose of this collection of seven articles is to determine why field...
Constructing Townscapes: Space and Society in Antebellum Tennessee
Constructing Townscapes: Space and Society in Antebellum Tennessee. By Lisa C. Tolbert. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xx, 294. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-8078-4768-2; cloth, $49.95, ISBN 0-8078-2466-6.) The...
Designs against Charleston: The Trial Record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822
Designs against Charleston: The Trial Record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822. Edited by Edward A. Pearson. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xx, 387. $49.95, ISBN 0-8078-2446-1.) Denmark Vesey...
Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision
Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision. Edited by Amy R. W. Meyers and Margaret Beck Pritchard. (Chapel Hill and London: Published by the University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture,...
For God and Race: The Religious and Political Leadership of AMEZ Bishop James Walker Hood
For God and Race: The Religious and Political Leadership of AMEZ Bishop James Walker Hood. By Sandy Dwayne Martin. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxiv, 248. $39.95, ISBN 1-57003-261-0.) In this readable and engaging...
George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths
George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths. By William M. S. Rasmussen and Robert S. Tilton. (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 328. Paper, $24.95 ISBN 0-8139-1900-2.) This sumptuous book--ostensibly the...
Government in the Sunshine State: Florida since Statehood
Government in the Sunshine State: Florida Since Statehood. By David R. Colburn and Lance deHaven-Smith. Florida History and Culture Series. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 1999. Pp. xvi, 167. $19.95, ISBN 0-8130-1652-5.)...
Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart
Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart. By Felicity Allen. Shades of Blue and Gray Series. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxii, 809. $34.95, ISBN 0-8262-1219-0.) Only an intrepid biographer would undertake a life...
"Justice and the Highest Kind of Equality Require Discrimination": Citizenship, Dependency, and Conscription in the South, 1917-1919
WORLD WAR I COMPLETED THE INTEGRATION OF THE SOUTH INTO THE American nation state. The United States, led by the first southern-born president since the Civil War, embarked upon a military undertaking of unprecedented magnitude that required the mobilization...
Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians
Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians. By Jerald T. Milanich. (Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 210. $26.95, ISBN 1-56098-940-8.) Laboring in the Fields of the Lord is...
Mammon and Manon in Early New Orleans: The First Slave Society in the Deep South, 1718-1819
Mammon and Manon in Early New Orleans: The First Slave Society in the Deep South, 1718-1819. By Thomas N. Ingersoll. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c. 1999. Pp. xxv, 490. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 1-57233-024-4; cloth, $60.00, ISBN 1-57233-023-6.)...
Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770-1810
Methodism and the Southern Mind, 1770-1810. By Cynthia Lynn Lyerly. Religion in America Series. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. x, 251. $45.00, ISBN 0-19-511429-9.) Historians of eighteenth-century southern Methodism have...
Mississippi's School Equalization Program, 1945-1954: "A Last Gasp to Try to Maintain a Segregated Educational System"
A GENUINE ATTEMPT TO INTEGRATE MISSISSIPPI'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS DID not occur until 1970, sixteen years after the United States Supreme Court's pivotal 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. White resistance to school desegregation proved both deep-seated...
My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone
My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone. Edited by Neal O. Hammon. With an Introduction by Nelson L. Dawson. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 1999. Pp. xii, 176. Cloth, $19.00, ISBN 0-8131-2103-5.) Lyman Draper...
North Carolina Women Making History
North Carolina Women Making History. By Margaret Supplee Smith and Emily Herring Wilson. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, c.1999. Pp. xx, 382. $29.95, ISBN 0-8078-2463-1.) This book grew out of a museum exhibit that was...
Our Fathers' Fields: A Southern Story
Our Fathers' Fields: A Southern Story. By James Everett Kibler. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c.1998. Pp. xii, 444. $29.95, ISBN 1-57003-214-9.) James Everett Kibler was inspired to tell the story of the Hardy family--one of upstate...
"Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction": Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865
"Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction": Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865. By Midori Takagi. Carter G. Woodson Institute Series in Black Studies. (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1999. Pp. xii, 187. $37.50, ISBN 0-8139-1834-0.)...
Religion and the American Civil War
Religion and the American Civil War. Edited by Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, and Charles Reagan Wilson. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 422. Paper, $24.00, ISBN 0-19-512129-5; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 0-19-512128-7.) ...
Secret Yankees: The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta
Secret Yankees: The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta. By Thomas G. Dyer. War/Society/Culture. (Baltimore, Md., and London. The Johns Hopkins University Press, c. 1999. Pp. xiv, 383. $29.95, ISBN 0-8018-6116-0.) Thomas G. Dyer believes correctly...
Shout Because You're Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia
Shout Because You're Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia. By Art Rosenbaum and Margo Newmark Rosenbaum. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 1998. Pp. xviii, 190. $24.95, ISBN 0-8203-1934-1.) This...
The Cherokees and Their Chiefs: In the Wake of Empire
The Cherokees and Their Chiefs: In the Wake of Empire. By Stanley W. Hoig. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 350. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 1-55728-528-4; cloth, $34.00, ISBN 11-55728-527-6.) In The Cherokees and Their Chiefs,...
The History of Freemasonry in Virginia
The History of Freemasonry in Virginia. By Richard A. Rutyna and Peter C. Stewart. (Lanham, Md.; New York; and Oxford: University Press of America, c. 1998. Pp. xii, 561. $30.00, ISBN 0-7618-1130-3.) This meticulous history of Virginia's Freemasonry...
The Papers of George Washington. Retirement Series [Vol.] 1: March-December 1797; [Vol.] 2: January-September 1798; [Vol.] 3: September 1798-April 1799; [Vol.] 4: April-December 1799
The Papers of George Washington. Retirement Series. [Vol.] 1: March-December 1797; [Vol.] 2: January-September 1798; [Vol.] 3: September 1798-April 1799; [Vol.] 4: April-December 1799. Edited by Dorothy Twohig. (Charlottesville and London: University...
To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas, 1862-1865
To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas, 1862-1865. By George Levy. (Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company, 1999. Pp. 446. $29.95, ISBN 1-56554-331-9.) The history of Civil War prisons, as many scholars have lamented, is one of...
Toward New Histories of the Civil Rights Era
THE NOTED DIPLOMATIC HISTORIAN JOHN LEWIS GADDIS HAS OBSERVED that writing in the midst of a struggle can lead to a lack of scholarly detachment and an asymmetrical approach. Cold war scholars, according to Gaddis, reflected the contemporaneous debates...
War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861. By Thomas Goodrich. (Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, c. 1998. Pp. [viii], 296. $29.95, ISBN 0-8117-1921-9.) John Ritchie moved his family to the fledgling town of Topeka, Kansas Territory, in...
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