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. 69, No. 4, November

Announcements and Activities
The Museum and White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2002 literary awards competitions. George C. Rable has received the 2002 Jefferson Davis Award for his book Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!...
A Rejected Alternative: Union Policy and the Relocation of Southern "Contrabands" at the Dawn of Emancipation
HISTORIANS CONTINUE TO DISAGREE ABOUT HOW DEEPLY THE NEGATIVE attitudes of northern whites toward blacks influenced politics during the Civil War. Increasingly scholars do agree that powerful prejudice against blacks prevailed among white northerners...
The Southern Historical Association, and indeed the entire historical profession, lost a great friend, advocate, and laborer in the vineyard with the death of Bennett Harrison Wall, Emeritus Professor at the University of Georgia. Ben, as he was known...
The Columbians, Inc.: A Chapter of Racial Hatred from the Post-World War II South
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF OCTOBER 31, 1946, SOMEONE dynamited the front porch of Goldsmith and Minnie Sibley, African Americans who had recently bought their clapboard house on Ashby Street, in a previously all-white working-class neighborhood...
The Crucible of Disease: Trauma, Memory, and National Reconciliation during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
FEW SOUTHERN WHITES WERE MORE PASSIONATE ABOUT OR MORE DEDICATED to the Confederacy and the Lost Cause than Father Abram J. Ryan, a poet and Catholic priest in New Orleans and other southern cities. During the Civil War he served as a chaplain in the...
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