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. 79, No. 1, February

Florida Slaves, the "Saltwater Railroad" to the Bahamas, and Anglo-American Diplomacy
THE GEOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES territory of Florida provided unusual modes of escape for bondpeople in the antebellum era. Many slaves fled and joined the Seminole Indians there, while other runaways grouped into autonomous...
Infected Rails: Yellow Fever and Southern Railroads
THE SLEEPY RAILROAD JUNCTION AT CALLAHAN, FLORIDA, WAS AN unlikely location for a life-or-death dispute over the movement of a train. Yet on August 12, 1888, the Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad found one of its most essential rail lines under...
Obituaries
After a lengthy, debilitating illness, Eugene Dominick Genovese-outstanding and controversial scholar of the American South and renowned U.S. intellectual--passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 26, 2012. A prolific and wide-ranging thinker...
The Association
The seventy-ninth meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, October 31--November 3, 2013, Thursday through Sunday. At the close of the Association's seventy-eighth meeting in Mobile on November...
The "Negro Park" Question" Land, Labor, and Leisure in Pitt County, North Carolina, 1920-1930
FOLLOWING THE CLOSE OF ANOTHER UNPROFITABLE SUMMER SEASON, in September 1927, William H. Moore, a white tobacco and cotton tenant farmer in Pitt County, North Carolina, leased his recently built riverside amusement park to Nelson "Nep" Hopkins, an...
The South as "Other," the Southerner as "Stranger"
WHEN I MET MY WIFE, GEORGANNE, I TOLD HER I WAS IN ILLINOIS temporarily, that I would soon be going home to the South. Almost two score years later, I am back home in South Carolina, but I find that Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was right: "you can't go...
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