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. 4, November

"A Chicken-Stealer Shall Lose His Vote": Disfranchisement for Larceny in the South, 1874-1890
IN 1880 IN OCALA, FLORIDA, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN NAMED Cuffie Washington tried to vote in the congressional election. When he entered the polling station, Democrats challenged his fight to vote because, they said, he had stolen three oranges. Washington...
Announcements and Activities
The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces its biennial competition for the Fishel-Calhoun Prize for the best article dealing with any aspect of United States history between 1865 and 1917. The prize is open...
Libraries and Archives
The Special Collections division of Louisiana State University Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of fellowships to support scholars using Special Collections to conduct research in the history of Louisiana and the South. Thanks to support...
Obituaries
David Herbert Donald died on May 17, 2009, at the age of eighty-eight. A giant in our profession, Donald fashioned an extraordinary scholarly career. Widely recognized for his prodigious research, interpretive flair, and penetrating insight rendered...
Slavery, Slaves, and Cash in a Georgia Village, 1825-1865
BY 1859, PHIL, A FORTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA BONDMAN, WAS AS familiar with the village stables, shops, and houses of Thomaston, Upson County, as he was with many cotton fields and slave quarters in the surrounding countryside. He had been bought and...
Weak State, Stronger Schools: Northern Philanthropy and Organizational Change in the Jim Crow South
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IN THE UNITED STATES, the South lagged behind the North in the provision of public education and had a limited infrastructure for delivering it, especially in rural areas. In spite of the complicated southern...
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