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. 78, No. 4, November

Agricultural and Architectural Reform in the Antebellum South: Fruitland at Augusta, Georgia
IN THE SPRING OF 1857, TRAVELERS ALONG THE WASHINGTON ROAD heading west through the outskirts of Augusta, Georgia, would have seen a large and unusual dwelling in the course of completion: Fruitland, the country residence of horticulturalist Dennis...
A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513-1900
A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513-1900. By James M. Woods. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, c. 2011. Pp. [xviii], 498. $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-3532-1.) Roman Catholicism has traditionally occupied...
Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie
Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie. By Allen Tullos. Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xiv], 364. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3049-5;...
Announcements and Activities
The North Caroliniana Society has announced the granting of an Archie K. Davis Fellowship to each of the following scholars for 2012-2013: Joseph Bathanti, Appalachian State University; Jordan R. Bauer, University of Houston; Adrian Brettle, University...
Book Notes
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Bill Arp's Peace Papers." Colunms on War and Reconstruction, 1861-1873. By Bill Arp [Charles Henry Smith]. New introduction by David B. Parker. Southern Classics Series. (Columbia: University...
Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict
Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict. Edited by Susannah J. Ural. (New York and London: New York University Press, c. 2010. Pp. [viii], 240. Paper, $23.00, ISBN 978-0-8147-8570-6; cloth, $79.00, ISBN 978-0-8147-8569-0.)...
Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture
Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture. By Karen L. Cox. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xiv], 210. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8078-3471-8.) In Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created...
Little Rock as America: Hoyt Fuller, Europe, and the Little Rock Racial Crisis of 1957
HISTORIANS HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS struggle, though centered in the South, was national in scope. (1) More recent research has revealed the layered and varied international dimensions of the fight for African American freedom in...
Mississippi Community College Football, 1922-2009: The Best Kept Secret of Collegiate Athletics
Mississippi Community College Football, 1922-2009: The Best Kept Secret of Collegiate Athletics. By Dennis S. Nordin. (Keamey, Neb.: Morris Publishing, c. 2010. Pp. [v], 139. Paper, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-615-34863-6. Order from Nordic Wolf Books, P.O....
My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver
My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver. By Mark D. Hersey. Environmental History and the American South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xviii], 290. Paper, $24.95,...
Silk Hopes in Colonial South Carolina
IN 2002 A BEAUTIFUL SOUTH CAROLINA PROPERTY SET AMID THE "pine woods, open pastures and old rice fields" along the eastern branch of the Cooper River was offered for sale. The estate retained its original 1689 plantation name, "Silk Hope," a name that...
The Association
Vice President/President-Elect David Goldfield has appointed the following Association committees for 2013 and 2014: Program Committee: Cynthia A. Kierner, George Mason University, chair; Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin; Jeffrey...
The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword
The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword. By James S. Price. (Charleston, S.C., and London: The History Press, 2011. Pp. 125. Paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-60949-038-6.) The focus of James S. Price's study is a sometimes overlooked...
The Boundaries of Democratic Reform: Social Justice Feminism and Race in the South, 1931-1939
REFORMS OFTEN BECOME SHAPED NOT ONLY BY SOCIETAL CONSTRAINTS but also by personal predispositions. Over the past thirty years, scholars have written a great deal on the growth of white women's activism in the South during the early twentieth century....
The Civil War in Georgia: A New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion
The Civil War in Georgia: A New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion. Edited by John C. Inscoe. (Athens, Ga., and London: Published by University of Georgia Press in association with the Georgia Humanities Council and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO,...
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