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. 70, No. 3, August

Attacking Slavery from Within: The Making of the Impending Crisis of the South
IT IS DIFFICULT TO THINK OF A FIGURE IN SOUTHERN HISTORY MORE NOTORIOUS in reputation, but the subject of so little rigorous scholarly investigation, as Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909). While many essays and biographical sketches have been written...
Historical News and Notices
THE ASSOCIATION The seventieth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held Wednesday through Saturday, November 3-6, 2004, in Memphis, Tennessee, with the Memphis Marriott Downtown serving as the headquarters hotel, along...
Political Legitimacy and Local Courts: "Politicks at Such a Rage" in a Southern Community during Reconstruction
ACCORDING TO THE TESTIMONY OF TWO WHITE WITNESSES--TAKEN DOWN in late May 1871 by a justice of the peace in Anson County, North Carolina--Jim Coppedge, a fifteen-year-old freedman, had said that on Saturday night, the twentieth of that month, his stepfather,...
The Little Rock School Desegregation Crisis: Moderation and Social Conflict
ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1957, ARKANSAS GOVERNOR ORVAL E. FAUBUS placed Arkansas National Guard troops around Central High School in Little Rock in order to prevent the entry of African American students to the all-white school. At that moment Little Rock became...
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