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. 2, May

Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
IT IS A PLEASURE TO REPORT THAT OUR FIRST ANNUAL MEETING IN Mobile, Alabama, proved to be a big success on every front. For many--perhaps the majority--of attendees, this was their first trip to Mobile (I was surprised at how many Alabamians said that...
Book Notes
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America. By Jennifer L. Anderson. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 398. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-04871-3.) ...
Free Black Residency in Two Antebellum Virginia Counties: How the Laws Functioned
THE CIVIL LIBERTIES THAT DISTINGUISHED FREE PEOPLE OF COLOR from their enslaved brethren were defined by government statutes, so it is perhaps natural that historians interested in the status and welfare of free blacks have often approached the subject...
From Bayou Teche to Fifth Avenue: Crafting a New Market for Chitimacha Indian Baskets
FOR AN 11:15 A.M. DEPARTURE, U.S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY WALTER GUION rode the Canal Street ferry across the Mississippi River and boarded a Southern Pacific train in the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. In his coat pocket or briefcase was a certified...
Obituary
Michael Fellman died suddenly after a brief illness on June 11, 2012, at the age of sixty-nine. A distinguished, and often provocative, historian of the Civil War and nineteenth-century America, he taught for nearly four decades--from 1969 to 2008--at...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2012: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2012 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2012: A Selected Bibliography
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ANDERSON, CLAUDIA WILSON. Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, Operation Texas, and Jewish Immigration. Sou. Jewish Hist., v. 15, pp. 81-118. ASTOR, AARON. The Crouching Lion's Fate: Slave Politics and Conservative Unionism...
The Association
The 2012 Nominating Committee, consisting of Stephanie J. Shaw, Ohio State University, chair; W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kenneth W. Goings, Ohio State University; Wilma King, University of Missouri; and Robert...
The Confederacy as a Moment of Possibility
MOST WHITE SOUTHERNERS WHO SUPPORTED SECESSION IN 1861 VIEWED it as a means of protection. Abraham Lincoln's recent electoral victory had broken the South's hold on national politics and seemingly confirmed that northerners, as southern radicals had...
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