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. 3, August

Before NASCAR: The Corporate and Civic Promotion of Automobile Racing in the American South, 1903-1927
IN RECENT DECADES, HISTORIANS STUDYING THE SOUTH HAVE ANALYZED sport and leisure activities to illuminate an array of broader topics. For example, they have mined accounts of ball games and horse races for insights into such vital aspects of society...
Historical News and Notices
The sixty-eighth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held Wednesday through Saturday, November 6-9, 2002, in Baltimore, Maryland, with the Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel serving as the headquarters hotel. The opening...
Religion, Gender, and the Lost Cause in South Carolina's 1876 Governor's Race: "Hampton or Hell!"
GENERAL WADE HAMPTON, THE CONFEDERATE CAVALRY HERO, RODE again on October 7, 1876. Flanked by the paramilitary arm of the South Carolina Democratic Party--which was made up of local groups known as "rifle clubs"--Hampton entered the midlands town of...
The Historical Ideology of Mildred Lewis Rutherford: A Confederate Historian's New South Creed
"PATRIOTIC MEN AND WOMEN OF THE NORTH AS WELL AS OF THE SOUTH," Mildred Lewis Rutherford wrote in 1915, "are demanding true history, and our sectional differences will disappear when we succeed in getting down to the truth of history." Rutherford,...
The Pleasures of Resistance: Enslaved Women and Body Politics in the Plantation South, 1830-1861
AS A YOUNG WOMAN, NANCY WILLIAMS JOINED OTHER ENSLAVED PEOPLE and "cou'tin' couples" who would "slip 'way" to an "ole cabin" a few miles from the Virginia plantation where she lived. Deep in the woods, away from slaveholding eyes, they held secret...
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