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. 1, February

Announcements and Activities
The Thirtieth Annual Mid-America Conference on History will be held September 25-27, 2008, in Springfield, Missouri. Paper and session proposals on all fields and phases of history, including overview sessions and graduate student papers, will be considered....
Latin American and Caribbean Section
The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Association has announced its officers. They are Barbara A. Ganson, Florida Atlantic University, president; Matt D. Childs, Florida State University, vice president; Michael J. LaRosa, Rhodes College,...
Libraries and Archives
The Special Collections Department of the Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, announces the opening of competition for the Harry Golden Visiting Scholars Awards for 2008-2009. The program was established to honor the memory of...
New World, Real World: Improvising English Culture in Seventeenth-Century Virginia
CULTURE IS INDIVISIBLE FROM PLACE. SOME BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND practices can be transplanted from one location to another and come through more or less intact. Others are significantly altered by the alien conditions they encounter in their new surroundings....
Obituary
On September 8, 2007, preeminent Georgia historian Edward Joseph Cashin Jr. died while in Atlanta for research on his latest book. Born July 22, 1927, he graduated in 1945 from Boys Catholic High School in Augusta. After receiving a B.A. degree from...
Personnel
University of Arkansas: Shih-Shan Henry Tsai appointed National Endowed Chair in Taipei, Taiwan; Evan B. Bukey named emeritus. University of Arkansas at Monticello: Trey Berry named Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and appointed...
Reconsidering Suffrage Reform in the 1829-1830 Virginia Constitutional Convention
JAMES MONROE CONVENED VIRGINIA'S FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION on a tellingly dour note. "All other republics have failed," he remarked. The landscapes of the once mighty Roman and Grecian republics were now dominated by the "ruins of ancient buildings,"...
The Association
The seventy-fourth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans on October 10-12, 2008, Friday through Sunday. Because Thursday, October 9, is Yom Kippur, which places travel...
Was Marie White? the Trajectory of a Question in the United States
MY TOPIC IS TAXONOMY: THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF CLASSIFYING living organisms, in this case human beings, into discrete categories. (1) My examples, verbal and visual, come from the realm of the imagination--from literature, science, and visual...
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