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. 71, No. 1, February

Down Memory Lane: Nostalgia for the Old South in Post-Civil War Plantation Reminiscences
NOSTALGIA, AS A FORM OF MEMORY, IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR everyday world; its presence is indisputable. But like memory, nostalgia is an evasive concept of often-ambiguous meanings. Perhaps we should begin by asking: What exactly is nostalgia? Or...
Historical News and Notices
THE ASSOCIATION The seventy-first meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held on November 2-5, 2005, Wednesday through Saturday, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. At the close of the Association's seventieth meeting in...
Libraries and Archives
The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the center's archives. Awards of $500 to $1,000...
Minute Men, Yeomen, and the Mobilization for Secession in the South Carolina Upcountry
IN THE FALL OF 1860, LIMESTONE SPRINGS WAS AN UNDISTINGUISHED village in the far upper piedmont of South Carolina, in sight of the Blue Ridge foothills and only a few miles distant from the North Carolina border. The village itself was home to a female...
Obituary
After several years of declining health, Dewey Wesley Grantham died on August 26, 2004, in Nashville, at the age of eighty-three. Professor Grantham was born March 16, 1921, in Manassas, Georgia, and grew up in the impoverished rural South of the 1920s...
Religion for the Blues: Evangelicalism, Poor Whites, and the Great Depression
MAY JORDAN LIVED A HARD LIFE. BEFORE HER DEATH IN OCTOBER 1914 at age twenty-five, she spent most of her time helping her father and family survive on a small farm in remote Washington County, Alabama. The sandy soil made agriculture difficult and...
The Brief Career of Rufus W. Bailey, American Colonization Society Agent in Virginia
THE AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY (ACS), A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION headquartered in Washington, D.C., and dedicated to repatriating Americans of African descent, has been the subject of controversy almost from the date of its founding in 1817. Was its...
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