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. 77, No. 2, May

Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams. By Woody Holton. (New York and other cities: Free Press, 2009. Pp. [xx], 483. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-4165-4680-1.) Abigail Adams is far from a neglected biographical subject. Thanks partly to the survival of voluminous correspondence...
A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America
A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. By Stephen G. Hall. The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2009....
Against the Wind: The Moderate Voice in Baptist Life
Against the Wind: The Moderate Voice in Baptist Life. By Carl L. Kell. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2009. Pp. xlviii, 192. $36.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-674-2.) In this study, Carl L. Kell, professor of communication at Western Kentucky...
A Mountaineer in Motion: The Memoir of Dr. Abraham Jobe, 1817-1906
A Mountaineer in Motion: The Memoir of Dr. Abraham Jobe, 1817-1906. Edited by David C. Hsiung. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2009. Pp. [xviii], 206. $37.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-489-2.) The title of this memoir, A Mountaineer in Motion:...
"And Are We Yet Alive?" A History of the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
"And are we yet alive?" A History of the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. By David J. Murrah. (Buffalo Gap, Tex.: State House Press, c. 2009. Pp. 344. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-933337-35-7.) In "And are we yet alive?" A History...
Announcements and Activities
Entries for the 2011 Julia Ideson Award are sought by the Houston Public Library's Friends of the Texas Room by June 1. The award, which commemorates the library's first director (Julia Bedford Ideson, 1885-1945), recognizes research projects that...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
OUR ANNUAL MEETING 1N CHARLOTTE WAS, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, A successful one, and those attending seemed to enjoy and appreciate the Queen City far more than they did the last time we met there on a cold, sleety weekend back in 1986. The "uptown" has come...
Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People
Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People. Narrated by Sissy Spacek. A Film Series by Jamie Ross and Ross Spears. (DVD; Riverdale, Md.: Agee Films, c. 2009. $42.95.) The region known as Appalachia stretches from southern New York to northern Mississippi,...
Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front
Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front. By Judith Giesberg. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of Noah Carolina Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xiv], 232. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3307-0.) In Army at Home: Women and the Civil...
Army Life: From a Soldier's Journal: Incidents, Sketches and Record of a Union Soldier's Army Life, in Camp and Field, 1861-64
Army Life: From a Soldier's Journal: Incidents, Sketches and Record of a Union Soldier's Army Life, in Camp and Field, 1861-64. By Albert O. Marshall. Edited and annotated by Robert G. Schultz. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009. Pp....
Assumed Identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World
Assumed Identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World. Edited by John D. Garrigus and Christopher Morris. Introduction by Franklin W. Knight. The Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, No. 41. (College Station: Published by Texas A&M...
Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement
Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement. By Alan Houston. Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, c. 2008. Pp. [xiv], 321. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-300-12447-7.) Alan Houston...
Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South
Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South. By Steven E Miller. Politics and Culture in Modern America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c. 2009. Pp. vi, 304. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-4151-8.) To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The...
Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era
Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era. By Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xvi], 312. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3312-4.) Studying the widespread impact...
Bleeding Borders: Race, Gender, and Violence in Pre-Civil War Kansas
Bleeding Borders: Race, Gender, and Violence in Pre-Civil War Kansas. By Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009. Pp. [xiv], 198. $32.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-3390-3.)...
Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature
Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature. By John Moran Gonzalez. History, Culture, and Society Series. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009. Pp. [xvi], 259. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-292-71978-1.) John...
Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South
Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South. By V. Lynn Kennedy. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c. 2010. Pp. [x], 277. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-8018-9417-6.) After reading V. Lynn Kennedy's Born Southern: Childbirth,...
Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World
Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants Across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World. By Alexander X. Byrd. Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008. Pp. [xiv], 346. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-3359-0.)...
Cash, Color, and Colonialism: The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment
Cash, Color, and Colonialism: The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment. By Renee Ann Cramer. (1st paperback ed.; Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c. 2008, c. 2005. Pp. [xxii], 234. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-3987-6.) Tribal acknowledgment...
Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907
Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907. By Devon Abbott Mihesuah. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c. 2009. Pp. xii, 339. $32.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4052-0.) The tragedies associated with the forced removal of tribes from the American South...
Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea
Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea. By Paul M. Gaston. (Montgomery, Ala., and Louisville, Ky.: NewSouth Books, c. 2010. Pp. 358. $27.95, ISBN 978-1-58838-225-2.) Historian Paul M. Gaston, author of The New South Creed: A Study in Southern...
Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South
Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South. By Robert Goodwin. (New York: HarperCollins, 2009. Pp. xviii, 414. Paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06114045-7.) Robert Goodwin describes Esteban,...
Cuttin' Up: How Early Jazz Got America's Ear
Cuttin' Up: How Early Jazz Got America's Ear. By Court Carney. Culture America. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, c. 2009. Pp. [xii], 219. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1675-6.) Perhaps no decade witnessed such dramatic changes in American culture...
Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism
By Timothy Mason Roberts. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2009. Pp. [xiv], 256. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-2799-2.) Historians have been slow to apply the Atlantic world framework, so prevalent in scholarship...
Divided Hearts: The Presbyterian Journey through Oklahoma History
Divided Hearts: The Presbyterian Journey through Oklahoma History. By Michael Cassity and Danney Goble. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xx], 340. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-3848-0.) This volume is a broadly defined denominational...
Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake
Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake. By Sarah Hand Meacham. Early America: History, Context, Culture. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xiv], 187. $48.00, ISBN 978-0-8018-9312-4.)...
Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865
Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865. By Barton A. Myers. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009. Pp. [xiv],...
Family Values in the Old South
Family Values in the Old South. Edited by Craig Thompson Friend and Anya Jabour. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 2010. Pp. [viii], 257. $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-3418-8.) Craig Thompson Friend and Anya Jabour have edited...
Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign
Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign. By William L. Shea. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2009. Pp. x, 358. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3315-5.) If ever a military encounter in the American Civil War deserves...
Foot Soldiers for Democracy: The Men, Women, and Children of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement
Foot Soldiers for Democracy: The Men, Women, and Children of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. Edited by Horace Huntley and John W. McKerley. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Oral History Project. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press,...
Francis Lieber, Slavery, and the "Genesis" of the Laws of War
ON APRIL 24, 1863, SECRETARY OF WAR EDWIN M. STANTON, WITH THE approval of President Abraham Lincoln, directed that General Orders No. 100: Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field be issued to Union officers. General...
Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark
Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark. By Katherine Mellen Charron. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xviii], 462. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3332-2.) Biographies abound for many of the pivotal individuals of the...
Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I
Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I. By Adriane Lentz-Smith. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2009. Pp. [xii], 318. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-03592-8.) Adriane Lentz-Smith's monograph examines the efforts of...
General Sterling Price and the Confederacy
General Sterling Price and the Confederacy. By Thomas C. Reynolds. Edited by Robert G. Schultz. (St. Louis: Missouri History Museum. Distributed by University of Missouri Press, c. 2009. Pp. 279. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 9781-883982-68-3.) Confederate...
Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues
Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues. By William Ferris. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xvi], 302. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3325-4.) Over forty years ago, William Ferris began conducting interviews...
Golden Days: Reminiscences of Alumnae, Mississippi State College for Women
Golden Days: Reminiscences of Alumnae, Mississippi State College for Women. A Project of the Southern Women's Institute, Mississippi University for Women. Introduction by Bridget Smith Pieschel. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Pp....
Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction
Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction. By John L. Myers. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: University Press of America, Inc., c. 2009. Pp. xii, 301. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7618-4742-7.) Building on his previous work, Henry Wilson and the Coming...
Incidental Architect: William Thornton and the Cultural Life of Early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828
Incidental Architect: William Thornton and the Cultural Life of Early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828. By Gordon S. Brown. Perspectives on the Art and Architectural History of the United States Capitol. (Athens, Ohio: Published by Ohio University Press...
Jefferson's "Cannibals" Revisited: A Closer Look at His Notorious Phrase
THOMAS JEFFERSON'S REPUTED HATRED OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION AND his obsession with destroying the first African American manifestation of "bourgeois-democratic ideology," as Eugene D. Genovese has called it, are among the most salient examples given...
Jefferson vs. the Patent Trolls: A Populist Vision of Intellectual Property Rights
Jefferson vs. the Patent Trolls: A Populist Vision of Intellectual Property Rights. By Jeffrey H. Matsuura. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2008. Pp. [xii], 154. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-2771-8.) In Jefferson vs. the Patent...
John Brown's War against Slavery
John Brown's War Against Slavery. By Robert E. McGlone. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. x, 451. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-521-51443-9.) This landmark biography argues that the famous abolitionist John Brown was not "sui...
Kentucky's Most Hated Man: Charles Chilton Moore and the Blue Grass Blade
Kentucky's Most Hated Man: Charles Chilton Moore and the Blue Grass Blade. By John Sparks. (Nicholasville, Ky.: Wind Publications, 2009. Pp. [xii], 332. Paper, $20.00, ISBN 978-1-893239-99-9.) While southern religion has become a thriving topic...
Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom
Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom. By Douglas Walter Bristol Jr. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xii], 216. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8018-9283-7.) Douglas Walter Bristol Jr. examines black barbers throughout...
Life Flows on in Endless Song: Folk Songs and American History
Life Flows On in Endless Song: Folk Songs and American History. By Robert V. Wells. Music in American Life. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xiv], 245. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07650-3; cloth, $65.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03455-8.)...
Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement
Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement. By Patricia Sullivan. (New York and London: New Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xiv], 514. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-59558-446-5.) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...
Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times
Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times. Edited by Janet Allured and Judith E Gentry. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xvi], 354. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-2947-5; cloth, $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-2946-8.) Louisiana...
Lyndon B. Johnson and Modern America
Lyndon B. Johnson and Modern America. By Kevin J. Fernlund. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c. 2009. Pp. xii, 175. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4077-3.) Kevin J. Fernlund's slender volume on Lyndon Baines Johnson is part homage to the American...
Mastering America: Southern Slaveholders and the Crisis of American Nationhood
Mastering America: Southern Slaveholders and the Crisis of American Nationhood. By Robert E. Bonnet. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. xxii, 346. Paper, $23.00, ISBN 978-0-521-54177-0;...
Nancy Batson Crews: Alabama's First Lady of Flight
Nancy Batson Crews: Alabama's First Lady of Flight. By Sarah Byrn Rickman. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xx], 207. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-5553-1.) Raised in a prosperous Birmingham, Alabama, household during the...
No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. By Cynthia E. Orozco. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009. Pp. [xiv], 316. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-292-72132-6; cloth, $60.00, ISBN 978-0-292-72109-8.)...
Old South, New South, or Down South? Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Old South, New South, or Down South? Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Edited by Irvin D. S. Winsboro. (Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2009. Pp. [xiv], 260. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-933202-44-0.) Old South, New South, or...
Out of the Dark: A History of Radio and Rural America
Out of the Dark: A History of Radio and Rural America. By Steve Craig. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xxviii], 228. $42.00, ISBN 978-0-8173-1663-1.) In Out of the Dark: A History of Radio and Rural America, Steve Craig argues...
Public Indians, Private Cherokees: Tourism and Tradition on Tribal Ground
Public Indians, Private Cherokees: Tourism and Tradition on Tribal Ground. By Christina Taylor Beard-Moose. Contemporary American Indian Studies. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c. 2009. Pp. [x], 185. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-5513-5;...
Relationship Banker: Eugene W. Stetson, Wall Street, and American Business, 1916-1959
Relationship Banker: Eugene W. Stetson, Wall Street, and American Business, 1916-1959. By James L. Hunt. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2009. Pp. [xxviii], 386. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-86554-915-9.) In an era when neither bankers nor the business...
Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America
Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America. By Hilary J. Moss. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xvi], 274. $37.50, ISBN 978-0-226-54249-2.) "The central objective of Schooling...
Seventh-Day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement
Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement. By Samuel G. London Jr. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Pp. x, 194. $50.00, ISBN 978-1-60473-272-6.) Despite its title, Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement is...
Slavery and American Sea Power: The Navalist Impulse in the Antebellum South
ON DECEMBER 4, 1841, PRESIDET JOHN TYLER'S SECRETARY OF THE navy, Abel P. Upshur, submitted his annual report to Congress. Upshur was a large tobacco planter on Virginia's Eastern Shore, a prominent defender of nullification, and the author, in 1839,...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2010: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2010 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching
Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching. By Crystal N. Feimster. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2009. Pp. [x], 314. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-03562-1.) In June 2005 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution...
Speak Truth to Power: The Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer
Speak Truth to Power: The Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer. By Mignette Y. Patrick Dorsey. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c. 2010. Pp. [xviii], 130. Paper, $16.00, ISBN 978-0-8173-5556-2.) Mignette Y. Patrick Dorsey recounts...
"Spur Up Your Pegasus": Family Letters of Salmon, Kate, and Nettie Chase, 1844-1873
"Spur Up Your Pegasus": Family Letters of Salmon, Kate, and Nettie Chase, 1844-1873. Edited by James P. McClure, Peg A. Lamphier, and Erika M. Kreger. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xvi], 508. $70.00, ISBN 978-0-87338-988-4.)...
Strategies for Survival: Recollections of Bondage in Antebellum Virginia
Strategies for Survival: Recollections of Bondage in Antebellum Virginia. By William Dusinberre. Carter G. Woodson Institute Series. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2009, Pp. [xii], 251. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-2822-7.) ...
Take Care of the Living: Reconstructing Confederate Veteran Families in Virginia
Take Care of the Living: Reconstructing Confederate Veteran Families in Virginia. By Jeffrey W. McClurken. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2009. Pp. [xiv], 239. $39.50, ISBN...
The American Civil War
The American Civil War. By Terry L. Jones. (New York and other cities: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c. 2010. Pp. xxii, 729. Paper, $71.56, ISBN 978-0-07-302204-8.) Terry L. Jones has provided another valuable resource in the crowded field of Civil...
The American Civil War: A Military History
The American Civil War: A Military History. By John Keegan. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Pp. xvi, 396. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-307-26343-8.) With the approach of the American Civil War's sesquicentennial, major publishers are bound to flood bookstores...
The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, 1783-1900
The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, 1783-1900. By Robert Wooster. Histories of the American Frontier. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xviii], 361. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-3843-3.) Robert...
The Association
The 2010 Nominating Committee, consisting of Peter Kolchin, University of Delaware, chair; Cynthia Griggs Fleming, University of Tennessee; Merline Pitre, Texas Southern University; Constance B. Schulz, University of South Carolina, emerita; and Eric...
The Best American History Essays, 2008
The Best American History Essays, 2008. Edited by David Roediger for the Organization of American Historians. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Pp. [x], 274. Paper, $29.00, ISBN 978-0-230-60591-6; cloth, $90.00, ISBN 978-0-230-60590-9.) As a...
The Black Citizen-Soldiers of Kansas, 1864-1901
The Black Citizen-Soldiers of Kansas, 1864-1901. By Roger D. Cunningham. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 2008. Pp. [xxii], 206. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8262-1807-0.) Historians of the Civil War are familiar with the story of the...
The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower
The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower. Edited by Buddy Sullivan. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2010. Pp. [xiv], 157. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3560-5.) This reprint of the 1997 edition includes a new preface....
The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky
The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. Edited by Paul A. Tenkotte and James C. Claypool. A Project of the Thomas D. Clark Foundation, Inc. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 2009. Pp. xxii, 1047. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8131-2565-7.) The late...
The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Free Black Man's Encounter with Liberty
The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Free Black Man's Encounter with Liberty. By J. William Harris. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xii], 223. $27.50, ISBN 978-0-300-15214-2.) This elegant book explores the death by hanging...
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness. By Harlow Giles Unger. (Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 2009. Pp. xii, 388. $26.00, ISBN 978-0-306-81808-0.) Harlow Giles Unger is the author of four biographies about major...
The Lumberman's Frontier: Three Centuries of Land Use, Society, and Change in America's Forests
The Lumberman's Frontier: Three Centuries of Land Use, Society, and Change in America's Forests. By Thomas R. Cox. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2010. Pp. [xii], 531. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-87071-579-2.) In creating this "product of...
The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880
The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880. By Christine Keiner. Environmental History and the American South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xx], 331. $44.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-2698-6.)...
The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman. Volume 1: My People Need Me, June 1918-March 1936
The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman. Volume 1: My People Need Me, June 1918-March 1936. Edited by Walter Earl Fluker and others. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 2009. Pp. [cviii], 377. $59.95, ISBN 978-1-57003-804-4.) The Reverend...
The Past Is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption
The Past Is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption. By Harry N. MacLean. (New York: BasicCivitas Books, c. 2009. Pp. [viii], 290. $25.95, ISBN 978-0-465-00504-8.) "I want the world to know that Mississippi...
The Pillared City: Greek Revival Mobile
The Pillared City: Greek Revival Mobile. By John S. Sledge. Photography by Sheila Hagler. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xxvi], 148. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3020-4.) Architecturally, 1836 was Mobile's most memorable...
The Southern Mind under Union Rule: The Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865
The Southern Mind Under Union Rule: The Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865. Edited by Judkin Browning. New Perspectives on the History of the South. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 2009. Pp. [xvi],...
The Southern Press: Literary Legacies and the Challenge of Modernity
The Southern Press: Literary Legacies and the Challenge of Modernity. By Doug Cumming. Medill School of Journalism: Visions of the American Press. (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xviii], 316. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8101-2394-6.)...
The Story of Georgia's Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography
The Story of Georgia's Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography. By William J. Morton. (Atlanta: Georgia History Press, 2009. Pp, xii, 184. Paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9841596-0-4; cloth, $24.95, ISBN 978-09841596-1-1.) The Story of Georgia's...
The War Man: The True Story of a Citizen-Soldier Who Fought from Quebec to Yorktown
The War Man: The True Story of a Citizen-Soldier Who Fought from Quebec to Yorktown. By Robert A. Mayers. (Yardley, Pa.: Westholme, 2009. Pp. [xii], 284. $26.00, ISBN 978-1-59416-082-0.) This book takes its title from the Revolutionary War term...
The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom
The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom. By John E Baker Jr. (New York and other cities: Atria Books, 2009. Pp. [xii], 419. $26.00, ISBN 978-1-4165-6740-0.) In this uneven book, The Washingtons of Wessyngton...
Thy Will Be Done: A Biography of George W. Truett
Thy Will Be Done: A Biography of George W. Truett. By Keith E. Durso. (Macon and Atlanta: Mercer University Press and the Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2009. Pp. [xxxiv], 377. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-157-2.) Keith E. Durso has supplied...
To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells
To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells. By Mia Bay. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2009. Pp. viii, 374. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-9529-2.) To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells is a superb account of one of the most remarkable...
Vindicating Andrew Jackson: The 1828 Election and the Rise of the Two-Party System
Vindicating Andrew Jackson: The 1828 Election and the Rise of the Two-Party System. By Donald B. Cole. American Presidential Elections. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, c. 2009. Pp. [xiv], 254. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1661-9.) The election...
West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace
West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace. By Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2009. Pp. [xvi], 285. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3278-3.) Historians of the antebellum...
Yes We Did? from King's Dream to Obama's Promise
Yes We Did? From King's Dream to Obama's Promise. By Cynthia Griggs Fleming. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 2009. Pp. [xxii], 281. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8131-2560-2.) Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. By Peniel...
You Must Be from the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement
You Must Be from the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement. By Kimberly K. Little. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Pp. [x], 219. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-60473-228-3.) Kimberly K. Little's important work illuminates...

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