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. 73, No. 2, May

Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (SHA) in Birmingham in November worked remarkably well, given the relatively short notice our hosts there had to prepare for us. Learning only after Christmas 2005 that the Fairmont Hotel in...
Conquered Enemies, Adopted Kin, and Owned People: The Creek Indians and Their Captives
TO MOST AMERICANS, THE MENTION OF SLAVERY CONJURES HAUNTING images from the antebellum South: black laborers toiling in a field of cotton under the white overseer's lash. While African American enslavement remains one of the most disturbing chapters...
Historical News and Notices
THE ASSOCIATION Nominations for 2007: The 2006 Nominating Committee, consisting of Fred A. Bailey, Abilene Christian University, chair; Albert S. Broussard, Texas A&M University; Barbara J. Fields, Columbia University; Gail O'Brien, North Carolina...
Obituaries
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Emory University, died in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2, 2007, from complications relating to surgery and her long battle with multiple sclerosis. Betsey...
Select Men of Sober and Industrious Habits: Alcohol Reform and Social Conflict in Antebellum Appalachia
NO OTHER INSTITUTIONS IN OUR OPINION, CAN HAVE A MORE SALUTARY influence in checking vice, and giving a right direction to our various passions and appetites, than Temperance Societies." So wrote physician Jason F. E. Hardy, explaining why he and other...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2006: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES IN the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2006 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
The Civilizing Mission of Booker T. Washington
IN AUGUST 1890 THE CHRISTIAN UNION, A NATIONALLY READ MONTHLY, hit the stands containing an incendiary broadside against African American ministers entitled "The Colored Ministry: Its Defects and Needs." That someone would criticize black ministers...
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