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. 76, No. 1, February

ANCESTRYdotBOMB: Genealogy, Genomics, Mischief, Mystery, and Southern Family Stories
Being just a little boy, I couldn't really follow most of what [Grandmother Palmer and her sisters] said.... But slowly, from hearing the stories each passing summer, I began to recognize frequently repeated names.... The farthest-back person they...
Democracy, Despotism, and Disunion: A Review Essay
The Road to Disunion. Volume 2: Secessionists Triumphant, 1854-1861. By William W. Freehling. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2007. Pp. [xviii], 605. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-19-537018-8; cloth, $38.95, ISBN 978-0-19-505815-4.)...
Libraries and Archives
Materials related to musicians of the Carter and Cash families, including June Carter and Johnny Cash, are now available at Virginia Tech. The Carter/Cash Family Collection, circa 1940-2009, which will be included in the University Libraries' Special...
Obituary
Jack Temple Kirby, W. E. Smith Professor of History emeritus at Miami University (Ohio), died suddenly of heart failure in St. Augustine, Florida, on August 6, 2009. At that moment, he was the incumbent president of the Southern Historical Association....
Personnel
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Carolyn A. Conley named chair; Pamela S. Murray promoted to professor. Auburn University: David N. Lucsko appointed assistant professor; Ralph Kingston on leave spring 2010. Baylor University: Julie K. deGraffenried...
The Association
The seventy-sixth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Westin Hotel in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 4-7, 2010, Thursday through Sunday. At the close of the Association's seventy-fifth meeting...
The Effect of the Civil War on Southern Marriage Patterns
In 1864, THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER RECEIVED A letter from H. R., who identified herself as an eighteen-year-old, unmarried woman from Buckingham County, Virginia. Hattie, as the editor called the anonymous letter writer, admitted...
Ties That Bind, Bonds That Break: Children in the Reorganization of Households in Postemancipation Virginia
ON JANUARY 13, 1868, MARCUS STERLING HOPKINS REFLECTED ON A busy day of mediating disputes in his makeshift offices in Gordonsville, Virginia. In his diary, Hopkins gave free voice to his frustrations with the Virginians, black and white, whom he encountered...
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