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. 4, November

Announcements and Activities
The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites nominations for the 2014 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between July 1, 2011, and December 31, 2013, the primary focus of which is the editing...
A Vagabond's Tale: Poor Whites, Herrenvolk Democracy, and the Value of Whiteness in the Late Antebellum South
WILLIAM BYRD FAMOUSLY RECORDED A SCATHING DESCRIPTION OF poor whites in 1728 while surveying the border between his native Virginia and neighboring North Carolina: "Surely there is no place in the world where the inhabitants live with less labour than...
Family Tragedy and FBI Triumph in the South: The 1938 Kidnapping and Murder of James Bailey "Skeegie" Cash Jr
ON THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1938, FRANKLIN PIERCE McCall, a twenty-one-year-old unskilled laborer, entered the home of Vera and Bailey Cash, in the south Florida town of Princeton, by cutting the screen on the rear door with a knife. He unlatched...
Obituaries
Merton Lynn Dillon passed away on May 3, 2013, at the age of eighty-nine from polymyositis, a muscular disease. He was born April 4, 1924, in Addison, Michigan, and grew up on a nearby farm. After graduating from Michigan State Normal College in 1945,...
The Battle over Power, Control, and Academic Freedom at Southern Institutions of Higher Education, 1955-1965
IT MAY SEEM THERE IS LITTLE LEFT TO EXAMINE ABOUT THE BLACK freedom struggle and its effects on southern institutions of higher education. Exemplary scholarship chronicles how southern officials resisted federal intervention and attempted to intimidate...
The Editors Acknowledge Receipt of the Following Titles
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina. By Vincanne Adams. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2013. Pp. [viii], 227. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5449-9;...
The Loving Story
The Loving Story. Produced and directed by Nancy Buirski. (DVD, 77 minutes; New York: Icarus Films, 2011. Ordering information available at http://www.icarusfilms.com.) Winner of the John E. O'Connor Film Award, The Loving Story portrays the legal...
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