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. 2, May

A Continuity of Conservatism: The Limitations of Brown V. Board of Education
ON MAY 17, 1954, THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT ISSUED THE landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that laws mandating racial segregation in public schools were unconstitutional. Some civil rights activists reacted with caution to...
A Courtroom Massacre: Politics and Public Sentiment in Progressive-Era Virginia
REMINISCING, FLOYD ALLEN'S ATTORNEY RECOUNTED HIS CLIENT'S actions in the courtroom in Carroll County, Virginia, on March 14, 1912: "[Floyd] hesitated a moment, and then he arose.... He looked to me like a man who was about to say something, and had...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
HOUSTON PLAYED HOST TO A ROUSING ANNUAL MEETING IN NOVEMBER. With Texas scholar Darlene Clark Hine as our president and Journal editor and Texas native John B. Boles in charge of local arrangements, the meeting in the spectacular Hyatt Regency Hotel...
Black, White, and Brown
WITH EVERY PASSING DECADE SINCE 1954 WE CONTINUE TO ASK OURselves how much the South and the nation have changed since the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision ended "separate but equal" education in public schools. The hallowed words of...
Brown and the "Road to Reunion"
ON MAY 16, 1954, AFTER A HEROIC SCRAMBLE TO MEET A SELF-IMPOSED publishing deadline, the University of North Carolina Press released Harry S. Asbmore's The Negro and the Schools just hours before the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark...
From Brown to Green and Back: The Changing Meaning of Desegregation
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA TOLLED THE BELL FOR JIM Crow America. The full significance of the Supreme Court's decision and opinion will be apparent only with the passage of more time; however, even now it is clear that in some respects Brown...
Race, Equality, and "Hearts and Minds"
IT IS TEMPTING IN RETROSPECT TO CONSIDER BROWN V. BOARD OF Education of Topeka as the all-but-inevitable outgrowth of a post-1945 popular consensus that racial segregation violated the tenets of what Gunnar Myrdal called "the American Creed." According...
Reflections on the Brown Decision after Fifty Years
ON MAY 17, 1954, THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULED IN BROWN V. BOARD of Education of Topeka that separate educational facilities for blacks and whites were "inherently unequal." The unanimous opinion, delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren, overturned the...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2003: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES IN the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2003 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
The Association
Nominations for 2004: The 2003 Nominating Committee, consisting of Jane G. Landers, Vanderbilt University, chair; Richard J. M. Blackett, Vanderbilt University; Charles W. Eagles, University of Mississippi; Thavolia Glymph, Duke University; and Patricia...
The Brown Decision: Its Long Anticipation and Lasting Influence
THOUGH IT WAS LONG IN COMING AND SURPRISINGLY FAR-REACHING IN ITS influence, the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision was not unanticipated. In the decades following the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), African Americans...
The Effects of Brown: Personal and Historical Reflections on American Racial Atavism
I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN WITH A PERSONAL STORY. I WAS BORN IN 1941 IN Houston, Texas, but shortly after my birth my mother and I left the state to join my father in Oakland, California. Before I was born my father had come to California in search of employment....
The Southern Response to British Abolitionism: The Maturation of Proslavery Apologetics
ON JULY 4, 1833, JAMES HENRY HAMMOND DELIVERED AN ORATION FOR his future constituency in Barnwell, South Carolina. An ambitious young planter who had been a key player in the nullification movement earlier that year, Hammond represented a generation...
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