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. 4, November

For the Love of Place: Paternalism and Patronage in the Georgia lLowcountry, 1865-1898
IN EARLY APRIL 1891 JOSEPH JONES, A RENOWNED PHYSICIAN AND THE youngest son of Rev. Charles Colcock Jones, made a pilgrimage from his residence in New Orleans to his childhood home in Liberty County, Georgia. (1) His return was motivated in part by...
How Samuel E. Pittman Validated Lee's "Lost Orders" Prior to Antietam: A Historical Note
WHAT WAS ARGUABLY THE MOST INCREDIBLE STRING OF COINCIDENCES that occurred during the American Civil War took place on the morning of September 13, 1862. The extraordinary events of that day began between 9:00 and 10:00 A.M. when Corporal Barton...
Obituaries
Milton M. Klein, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Tennessee, died in Knoxville on June 10, 2004, at age eighty-six. His death brought to an end a long career of distinguished scholarship, service, and teaching. Born August 15,...
Report of the SHA Committee on Women: Results from a Questionnaire Sent to Women Members
IN 2001 THE COMMITTEE ON WOMEN OF THE SHA UNDERTOOK A SURVEY of women in the SHA, in part to gather information about our female membership and in part to learn about the more gender-specific issues of discrimination and sexual harassment. (1) The...
Slaves, Poor Whites, and the Underground Economy of the Rural Carolinas
HISTORIANS HAVE PAID A GREAT DEAL OF ATTENTION OVER THE PAST TWO decades to the so-called slave, internal, or informal economy, studying slaves' independent activities as producers and consumers. In the rice-growing Lowcountry of South Carolina and...
The Work Ethic of the Plain Folk: Labor and Religion in the Old South
FACED WITH THE PROSPECT OF IMMINENT DEPARTURE TO SERVE IN THE Confederate army, North Carolina farmer John Fletcher Flintoff instructed his family on life and faith in his diary entry of March 10, 1864: "I desire that you live on the premises I leave...
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