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. 74, No. 4, November

Announcements and Activities
The Arkansas Women's History Institute announces its call for submissions for the 2009 Susie Pryor Award in Arkansas Women's History. The award offers a $1,000 prize annually for the best unpublished essay on topics in Arkansas women's history. Manuscripts...
Jesse Helms's Politics of Pious Incitement: Race, Conservatism, and Southern Realignment in the 1950s
IN THE SOUTH, A REGION WHERE CULTURAL AND RACIAL CONSERVATISM coexisted with loyalty to the Democratic Party and wide support for liberal economic policies, Jesse Helms became a pivotal figure in constructing the new conservatism of the 1950s and 1960s....
Libraries and Archives
The Country Music Foundation (CMF) announces the completion of a substantial oral history preservation and access project made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The CMF's ongoing Oral History Project, officially launched...
Obituaries
Robert Don Higginbotham died of cancer at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill on June 22, 2008. In the hospital he continued working almost to the end on the manuscript of a new book on George Washington. Author or editor of ten books and...
Southern Academic Ambitions Meet German Scholarship: The Leipzig Networks of Vanderbilt University's James H. Kirkland in the Late Nineteenth Century
IN THE EARLY TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY MANY U.S. CITIZENS ARE AWARE OF a few great U.S. universities that happen to be located in the South. Some of these institutions have been around for more than two centuries, and all of them have contributed to shaping...
The Association
Vice President Jack Temple Kirby has appointed the following Membership Committee for 2009: Claire Strom, Rollins College, chair; Jeff Anderson, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Bruce E. Baker, Royal Holloway, University of London; Edward E. Baptist,...
Thomas Jefferson, Coercion, and the Limits of Harmonious Union
DURING THE WINTER OF 1860-1861, PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN, facing what would prove to be the great crisis of the Union, argued, on the one hand, that secession was illegal and unconstitutional and, on the other, that the federal government had no constitutional...
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