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. 2, May

American History, British Historians: The Trans-Atlantic Perspective
"What should they know of England," Rudyard Kipling famously asked, "who only England know?" In a recent U.S./U.K. collaborative volume devoted to exploring the enduring legacy of the American Civil War, Charles Joyner invoked the sentiment--and in...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
AT OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN MEMPHIS IN NOVEMBER WE CONFRONTED OUR own past as an organization and honored our leadership in a number of ways. From an opening session reliving an earlier, far more contentious SHA meeting in Memphis, to a session commemorating...
Obituaries
Numan V. "Bud" Bartley, E. Merton Coulter Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia, died at his home in Athens, Georgia, on December 26, 2004. His wife, Morraine Matthews Bartley, passed away in 1998. Bartley was born in Fannin County,...
Party Politics and the Debate over the Tennessee Free Negro Bill, 1859-1860
IN EARLY 1860 THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENGAGED IN A heated debate over a proposal to expel free blacks from the state. Tennessee was not the only slave state to consider this option. The Arkansas legislature had passed an expulsion bill in February...
Putting the South on the Psychological Map: The Impact of Region and Race on the Human Sciences during the 1930s
IN EARLY 1939 HARRY STACK SULLIVAN, THE NEW YORK PSYCHIATRIST, spent several weeks in Greenville, Mississippi, studying the effects of race on personality development. Walker Percy later sketched Sullivan's habit of conducting research in his uncle...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2004: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES IN the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2004 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
The Association
Nominations for 2005: The 2004 Nominating Committee, consisting of Thavolia Glymph, Duke University, chair; Laura Edwards, Duke University; J. William Harris, University of New Hampshire; Michael Honey, University of Washington, Tacoma; and Ted Ownby,...
Urban Government and Environmental Policies: Regulating the Storage and Distribution of Fuel Oil in Houston, Texas, 1901-1915
IN JANUARY 1901 A NEW OIL FIELD OPENED AT SPINDLETOP NEAR Beaumont, Texas. This production area and its successors made vast amounts of cheap crude petroleum available to the Gulf South, where boiler plants traditionally consumed expensive coal, lignite,...
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