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. 4, November

Announcements and Activities
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce the winners of its 2006 publication awards. The Malcolm Bell Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award, established in 1992, is given for the best book in Georgia history published in the previous year and...
Creating "The Propaganda of History": Southern Editors and the Origins of Carpetbagger and Scalawag
ONE READS THE TRUER DEEPER FACTS OF RECONSTRUCTION WITH A GREAT despair," wrote W. E. B. Du Bois. "It is at once so simple and human, and yet so futile." (1) Du Bois's words from nearly three quarters of a century ago still resonate. How could something...
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 2007/2008. The program was established to honor the memory of...
Obituaries
Thomas B. Alexander, professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Columbia, died in Columbia, Missouri, on July 3, 2006. A former president of the Southern Historical Association, Alexander was an inspiring teacher, an eminent scholar, and a humane...
The Grape Vine Telegraph: Rumors and Confederate Persistence
IN JULY 1864 THE NEWS WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, GENERAL ULYSSES S. Grant, the "butcher" whose war of attrition had already cost thousands of lives, was dead. A Texas cavalryman serving in Louisiana shared the report with his father. The soldier heard...
The Hill-Burton Act and Civil Rights: Expanding Hospital Care for Black Southerners, 1939-1960
THE HOSPITAL SURVEY AND CONSTRUCTION ACT--COMMONLY KNOWN as the Hill-Burton Act or simply Hill-Burton in recognition of its Senate sponsors, Lister Hill (D-Ala.) and Harold H. Burton (R-Ohio)--was debated in Congress and passed into law in 1946 at...
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