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. 1, February

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,...
European History Section
The officers for the European History Section of the Association for 2006 are Georgia Mann, North Georgia College and State University, chair; Nancy Rupprecht, Middle Tennessee State University, vice-chair; T. Hunt Tooley, Austin College, immediate...
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...
Narratives of Villainy and Virtue: Governor Francis Nicholson and the Character of the Good Ruler in Early Virginia
FRANCIS NICHOLSON, THE ROYAL GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, WAS A WILDLY immoderate and disordered man. His character was depraved, dissolute, and ungodly. "One might as well pretend to describe an hurricane to one that never saw it," observed the Reverend...
Personnel
Abilene Christian University: Mark Cullum promoted to assistant professor. University of Alabama at Birmingham: Brian D. Steele appointed assistant professor. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: Robert C. McMath appointed professor; David L. Chappell...
The Association. (Historical News and Notices)
This year's annual meeting will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, rather than in New Orleans as originally planned. In mid-December, the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans notified the Association that its damage from Hurricane Katrina was more extensive...
Virginia's Northern Strategy: Southern Segregationists and the Route to National Conservatism
IN LATE JULY 1962, A DELEGATION OF THIRTY REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS from Pennsylvania arrived in Williamsburg, Virginia. Among the party were some of the Keystone State's most powerful and influential politicians, including Albert W. Johnson, Republican...
Welfare and Employment Policies of the Freedmen's Bureau in the District of Columbia
ON JULY 1, 1865, "THE BUREAU OF REFUGEES, FREEDMEN, AND ABANDONED Lands (Freedmen's Bureau) opened a local office in Washington, D.C. In doing so, an agency that had been created to manage the transition from slavery to freedom in the states of the...
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