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. 75, No. 3, August

A More Southern Environmental History
IN 2000 OTIS L. GRAHAM PUBLISHED A STATUS REPORT ON environmental history in and of the South. Noting that many of the region's first professional historians had acknowledged and discussed the significance of at least some aspects of what today we...
Commemorating Seventy-Five Years of the Journal of Southern History
IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1934, WHEN THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL Association was being formed, the historians involved resolved that the primary purpose of the organization would be "the promotion of interest and research in southern history...." Those...
Contentious and Collected: Memory's Future in Southern History
THE SOUTH IS A PROMINENT SITE OF WHAT KERWIN LEE KLEIN describes as the "memory industry." (1) Journalists and scholars alike have shown keen interest in tracing the historical origins and effects of both recent and bygone controversies over the region'...
Labor and the Idea of Race in the American South
A GENERATION AGO, A CALL FOR AN ESSAY ON THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN labor with a focus on "racial" factors would have prompted a predictable response: a chronicle of white people's exploitation of blacks who lived and labored in the region defined by...
Latin American and Caribbean Section
The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association has issued a call for individual papers and panels for the 2010 SHA meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 4-7. Papers and panels on all aspects of Latin...
Libraries and Archives
The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately thirty short- and long-term Research Fellowships for the period June 1, 2010-June 30, 2011. Short-term fellowships are available for two to four months, with a monthly stipend of $2,000. Short-term...
Manning the Region: New Approaches to Gender in the South
THE STUDY OF GENDER--A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONSTRUCT THAT shapes the identities and lived experiences of women and men alike--has increasingly complemented other approaches to historical investigation. Practitioners of women' s and gender history,...
New People of the Newest South: Prospects for the Post-1980 Immigrants
THE SOUTH IN RECENT YEARS HAS UNDERGONE A DRAMATIC AND, TO most eyes, astounding demographic shift. From 1850 to 1970, it stood as the region with the smallest percentage of immigrants (and the largest percentage of born-in-state residents). Suffice...
Obituary
Ninety-four years ago, our world was blessed by the birth of an extraordinary person. Each of us comes into this life with a range of possibilities--to accept the world we enter; to improve that world for the better through incremental steps; or finally,...
Personnel
Abilene Christian University: Tracy Shilcutt and Allan Yarema promoted to associate professor; Arlie J. Hoover has retired. University of Alabama at Birmingham: Samuel L. Webb has retired. American University: Lisa M. Left appointed associate...
Rethinking the Black Power Era
CONVENTIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS NARRATIVES TAKE IT AS ACCEPTED WISDOM that the Black Power movement undermined struggles for racial justice: the authors differ more in the degree of condemnation than in their analyses of its self-destructive impact. The...
Rethinking the "Unthinking Decision": Old Questions and New Problems in the History of Slavery and Race in the Colonial South
IN RECENT DECADES, HISTORIANS OF EARLY NORTH AMERICA HAVE explored the emergence of the institution of black chattel slavery. They have also investigated ideas of heritable physical differences and inferiorities that justified and defended slavery--concepts...
Southern History as U.S. History
WHAT IS SOUTHERN HISTORY? MORE TO THE POINT, WHAT IS "THE South"? It is a place defined as much by social, cultural, and political dynamics as it is by geography. I am reminded of that fact every time my scholarship is linked to my identity. When people...
The Association
The Southern Historical Association will celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary at this year's meeting in Louisville. The meeting will be held November 5-8, 2009, Thursday through Sunday, at a new Marriott Hotel, with an adjacent Hyatt Regency Hotel...
The Bulldozer Revolution: Suburbs and Southern History since World War II
A GENERATION AGO, A STATE-OF-THE-FIELD FORUM ON SOUTHERN history would have included an entry on cities rather than suburbs. Ever since the World War II era, southern historians have followed the lead of V. O. Key Jr., who in 1949 predicted, "The growth...
The Second Slavery: Modernity in the Nineteenth-Century South and the Atlantic World
DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, THE EXPANSION OF SLAVERY transformed not only the U.S. South but also political economies across the Americas. The "second slavery," as Dale W. Tomich calls this historic departure, was distinguished from colonial slavery...
The South and Mass Culture
IN READING THE SEMINAL WORK I'LL TAKE MY STAND: THE SOUTH AND the Agrarian Tradition, one may wonder what it has to do with mass culture, given the book's overall emphasis on "Agrarian versus Industrial" ways of life. And yet there is much in the essays...
The South and the World
THE SOUTH IS A PARTICULAR PLACE WITH ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE HISTORY and character. The South is also part of larger geographical entities: the United States, the Americas, the Atlantic region, and the world. Although these characteristics are not incompatible...
The Southern Middle Class
IN THE LAST FEW YEARS THE HISTORIOGRAPHY ON THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY South, particularly the antebellum period, has shifted significantly. In contrast to historians' views during the 1970s and 1980s, newer scholarship has emphasized similarities rather...
Why Is There So Much Sex in Christian Conservatism and Why Do So Few Historians Care Anything about It?
SIT DOWN AND BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS! WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL you will shock and disgust you," ran the e-mail that Georgia state representative Calvin Hill sent to his supporters in February 2009. With the state facing a $2.3 billion budget shortfall,...
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