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. 3, August

Historical News and Notices
THE ASSOCIATION The seventy-first annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will be held Wednesday through Saturday, November 2-6, 2005, in Atlanta, with the Westin Peachtree Plaza serving as the headquarters hotel. The opening session...
Miscegenation and Competing Definitions of Race in Twentieth-Century Louisiana
MARCUS BRUCE CHRISTIAN, AN AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR AT DILLARD University, observed in the mid-nineteen-fifties that while New Orleans might be known for "gumbo, jambalaya, lagniappe, poor boy sandwiches, pralines, Mardi Gras and Creoles," it also has...
Power, Perception, and Interracial Sex: Former Slaves Recall a Multiracial South
MY FATHER'S NAME WUZ ROBERT STEWART. HE WUZ A WHITE MAN. My mother wuz named Ann. She wuz part Indian. Her father wuz a Choctaw Indian and her mother a black woman--a slave." (1) This is how Charley Stewart, a former slave, described his lineage. Stewart...
Removing the Mask of Nationality: Unionism, Racism, and Federal Military Occupation in North Carolina, 1862-1865
As DAWN CAST ITS SHIMMERING LIGHT OVER THE SLEEPY LITTLE PORT OF Beaufort, North Carolina, on the soggy morning of March 26, 1862, local residents awoke to find their world had changed overnight. They had drifted off to sleep the night before as residents...
Were African American Slaveholders Benevolent or Exploitative? A Quantitative Approach
THE OWNERSHIP OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SLAVES BY OTHER AFRICAN Americans was surely one of the most peculiar features of the peculiar institution. Yet, in the antebellum South free black people did indeed own enslaved black people. Why that was so has been...
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