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. 77, No. 1, February

Announcements and Activities
The Robert Penn Warren Circle announces that its annual meeting will be held April 21-23, 2011. Hosts are Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace in Bowling Green and Guthrie, Kentucky, and Clarksville,...
Klan Skepticism and Denial in Reconstruction-Era Public Discourse
The appearance and acts of the Ku-Klux ... cannot be disposed of by the opinions that they did not exist. Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States Mrs. [Harriet Beecher]...
Libraries and Archives
Leon Miller, head of the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University, was inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) during a ceremony on August 13, 2010, at ARCHIVES*RECORDS/DC 2010: The Joint Annual Meeting of the Council...
Obituary
On October 6, 2010, Rhys Llywelyn Isacc, seventy-two, lost his battle with cancer--and southern history lost one of its most original and inspiring practitioners. Rhys was born on November 20, 1937, in Cape Town, South Africa. He came from a family...
Rebellious Talk and Conspiratorial Plots: The Making of a Slave Insurrection in Civil War Natchez
IN THE SUMMER OF 1861, AS THE BURGEONING MILITARY CONFLICT BEGAN TO unsettle early assumptions about a short and limited civil war, the lower Mississippi River Valley reverberated with rumors of slave insurrection. The most famous of these was the...
The Association
The seventy-seventh meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 27-30, 2011, Thursday through Sunday. At the close of the Association's seventy-sixth meeting...
The Critical Signpost on the Journey toward Secession
THE CIVIL WAR STANDS OUT AS THE MOST CATACLYSMIC EVENT IN United States history. Almost all historians as well as most of the general public agree with that generalization. I do not intend to challenge it, for I certainly concur. Nor am I going to...
War over a Shrine of Peace: The Appomattox Peace Monument and Retreat from Reconciliation
IN MAY 1932 MARY DAVIDSON CARTER, A MEMBER OF THE UNITED Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) from Upperville, Virginia, was angry. She had just learned that the federal government was planning to erect a peace monument at the scene of General Robert...
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