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. 72, No. 2, May

Announcements and Activities
Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson F. Davis, suffered severe damage from the waves and winds of Hurricane Katrina. Only two of the buildings remain, the mansion and the Presidential Library. The positive news is that both of these will be repaired,...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
EVEN AS WE ENJOYED A SUCCESSFUL MEETING IN ATLANTA LAST November, there seemed to be a preoccupation with where our next meeting would be. The Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans had assured us only a week before we gathered in Atlanta that the damage it...
Confronting the Garrison State: South Carolina in the Early Cold War Era
IN 1950 THE HINTERLANDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA BECAME THE CROSSROADS of the Cold War. In January of that year, President Harry S. Truman, in response to public and private pressure, announced that he had ordered the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to continue...
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...
Obituary
James A. Rawley, a widely respected historian of the Civil War era and American race relations and a biographer of Abraham Lincoln, died on November 29, 2005, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of eighty-nine. A native of Terra Haute, Indiana, Rawley...
Owen Whitfield and the Gospel of the Working Class in New Deal America, 1936-1946
WHEN IN APRIL 1932 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT spoke of "the forgotten man," he was not referring to an African American sharecropper named Owen Whitfield. (1) However, by decade's end, Roosevelt would sit down with Whitfield in the...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2005: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES IN the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2005 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
The Association
The 2005 Nominating Committee, consisting of J. William Harris, University of New Hampshire, chair; Anthony J. Badger, Cambridge University; Fred A. Bailey, Abilene Christian University; Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania; and Patricia A. Sullivan,...
The Seminoles, the "Bloodhound War," and Abolitionism, 1796-1865
ABOLITIONIST GEORGE W. CARLETON OBSERVED IN 1857 THAT IN SLAVE-holding areas of the South, the bloodhound had become "a household word--a 'domestic institution.'" To support this criticism of slavery, he reprinted newspaper advertisements from several...
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