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. 78, No. 2, May

Announcements and Activities
The ninth annual Southern Association for Women Historians conference, "Women at the Borders of Southern History," will be held June 7-9, 2012, at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information and registration, please visit...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
MEETING IN BALTIMORE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE ASSOCIATION'S history, our seventy-seventh annual conference was an eventful one, with most of the usual highs that we have come to expect at our gatherings, but also some unusual challenges that we have...
Hitching the New South to "White Coal": Water and Power, 1890-1933
IN HIS 1932 BOOK, HUMAN GEOGRAPHY OF THE SOUTH: A STUDY IN Regional Resources and Human Adequacy, sociologist Rupert B. Vance declared, "There are two great economic complexes that may be expected to force" states to abandon selfish or provincial attitudes...
Neither Friends nor Peers: Idella Parker, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and the Limits of Gender Solidarity at Cross Creek
IN CROSS BREEK, HER BOOK ABOUT CENTRAL FLORIDA PUBLISHED IN 1942, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings remarked on the similarities between herself and Idella Parker: "She is ... as good a cook as I, well educated, with almost my own tastes in literature and movies."...
Obituaries
Paul C. Nagel, historian and biographer, passed away on May 22, 2011, in Edina, Minnesota, from complications due to pancreatic cancer. He was eighty-five years old. Nagel was born in Independence, Missouri, and came to Minnesota at the close of World...
Records of the Moravians among the Cherokees
Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees. Volume 1: Early Contact and the Establishment of the First Mission: 1752-1802; Volume 2: Beginnings of the Mission and Establishment of the School: 1802-1805. Edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. Starbuck....
Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History
Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History. By Alexandra Harmon. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2010. Pp. [xii], 388. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8078-3423-7.) In this well-crafted discussion of Indian...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2011: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2011 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
The Association
The 2011 Nominating Committee, consisting of Constance B. Schulz, University of South Carolina, emerita, chair; Jacqueline Jones, University of Texas at Austin; William A. Link, University of Florida; Stephanie J. Shaw, Ohio State University; and John...
The Editors Acknowledge Receipt of the Following Titles
Fanning the Spark: A Memoir. By Mary Ward Brown. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xii], 154. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1645-7.) The Florida Folklife Reader. Edited by Tina Bucuvalas. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012....
Tom Watson and Resistance to Federal War Policies in Georgia during World War I
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE PACKED THE MCDUFFIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE in Thomson, Georgia, on February 12, 1916, to hear the most influential and controversial figure in Georgia politics. The speaker, the former Populist Party leader Thomas E. "Tom" Watson (1856-1922),...
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