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. 76, No. 4, November

An Unmistakably Working-Class Vision: Birmingham's Foot Soldiers and Their Civil Rights Movement
That evening I got off work at three o'clock. I got on the bus, and it was a seat vacant beside this white fellow. It was so crowded that people were standing on the bus. All the rest of the black folk was sitting in the back or standing up.... And...
Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s. By Scott Grant Barker and Jane Myers. (Fort Worth, Tex.: Amon Carter Museum, 2008. Pp. 205. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-88360-103-7.); Infectious...
Libraries and Archives
The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the center's archives. Awards of $500 to $1,000...
Obituaries
Louis R. Harlan, a man of immense integrity, brilliant insight, sharp wit, and a magical way with words, was born in Clay County, Mississippi, on July 13, 1922. He completed his undergraduate degree at Emory University (1943) before joining the U.S....
Slavery's Invisible Engine: Mortgaging Human Property
IN 1864 AUGUSTUS BALDWIN LONGSTREET PUBLISHED THE LATEST IN A series of humorous sketches on southern life. While this novel, Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck, was farce, it can help introduce a serious,...
"The Worst Kind of Slavery": Slave-Owning Presbyterian Churches in Prince Edward County, Virginia
IN 1851 PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER WILLIAM HILL LOOKED BACK OVER HIS LONG life of service to his faith and wrote his autobiography. Hill spent part of his ministry at Briery Presbyterian Church in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1834 and 1836. In...
To See Who Was Best on the Plantation: Enslaved Fighting Contests and Masculinity in the Antebellum Plantation South
FORMERLY ENSLAVED WITH ABOUT SEVENTY-FIVE OTHERS ON a COTTON plantation in Jackson County, Alabama, John Finnely recalled one of the few amusements he and his fellow slaves shared in their days of bondage. For "'joyments," remembered Finnely, "weuns...
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