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. 80, No. 2, May

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A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe
A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe. Edited by Stuart Leibiger. Blackwell Companions to American History. (Malden, Mass.: Wiley Blackwell, 2013. Pp. [xx], 585. $195.00, ISBN 978-0-470-65522-1.) In this new anthology, editor Stuart Leibiger...
Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans
Ambiguous Anniversaiy: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans. Edited by David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis. The Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. [xxiv], 216. $49.95,...
American Naval History, 1607-1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy
American Naval History, 1607-1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy. By Jonathan R. Dull. Studies in War, Society, and the Military. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 194. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-8032-4052-0.) Despite dramatic...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN ST. LOUIS LAST NOVEMBER PROVED TO BE a very good one, by all accounts. This was the Association's second meeting in the Gateway City; the first was in 1978. We were pleased with the turnout, with a full hotel at the Hyatt Regency...
A Punishment on the Nation": An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War
But for Providence, none of these books would have been published. Virtually all the letters and the one set of journals are or have been privately held. Thanks to individual owners, the letters and diary entries represented in these four works provide...
Atomic Testing in Mississippi: Project Dribble and the Quest for Nuclear Weapons Treaty Verification in the Cold War Era
Atomic Testing in Mississippi: Project Dribble and the Quest for Nuclear Weapons Treaty Verification in the Cold War Era. By David Allen Burke. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 194. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-4583-8.) ...
Been Coming through Some Hard Times: Race, History, and Memory in Western Kentucky
Been Coming Through Some Hard Times: Race, History, and Memory in Western Kentucky. By Jack Glazier. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 278. $48.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-915-6.) Anthropologist Jack Glazier, whose past works...
Big Bend's Ancient and Modern Past
Big Bend's Ancient and Modern Past. Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Robert J. Mallouf. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 330. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-022-5.) This volume compiles fourteen articles that originally...
Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal
Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal. By William H. Chafe. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Pp. x, 387. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-9465-3.) This dual biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton and William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton by accomplished...
Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914
Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914. By Aaron D. Anderson. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. viii, 279. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-667-5.) Antebellum Natchez was one of the oldest...
Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941
Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941. By Kate Sayen Kirkland. Foreword by James A. Baker III. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 435. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-60344-800-0.) Readers of the Journal of Southern History...
Centers of Creation: John Perkins Barratt's Biogeographical Theory of Racial Origins
When the twenty-one-year-old English immigrant John Perkins Barratt stepped ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1816, he saw black people for the first time in his life. As he recalled in an address he presented in February 1850 at a meeting of...
Conflicting Memories on the "River of Death": The Chickamauga Battlefield and the Spanish-American War, 1863-1933
Conflicting Memories on the "River of Death": The Chickamauga Battlefield and the Spanish-American War, 1863-1933. By Bradley S. Keefer. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 406. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-60635-126-0.) Although the...
Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales
Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales. By Julian Cox, with Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales. Foreword by Andrew Young. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xxiv], 125. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-158-7;...
Dark and Bloody Ground: The American Revolution along the Southern Frontier
Dark and Bloody Ground: The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier. By Richard Blackmon. (Yardley, Pa.: Westholme, 2012. Pp. xxii, 310. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-59416-107-0.) In Dark and Bloody Ground: The American Revolution Along the Southern...
Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro
Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro. By Spoma Jovanovic. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 226. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55728-991-9.) On November 3, 1979, white supremacists attacked...
Desegregating Teachers: Contesting the Meaning of Equality of Educational Opportunity in the South Post
Desegregating Teachers: Contesting the Meaning of Equality of Educational Opportunity in the South Post Brown. By Barbara J. Shircliffe. History of Schools and Schooling. (New York and other cities: Peter Lang, 2012. Pp. [viii], 231. Paper, $38.95,...
Divided Loyalties: Kentucky's Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War
Divided Loyalties: Kentucky's Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War. By James W. Finck. (El Dorado Hills, Calif.: Savas Beatie, 2012. Pp. xviii, 243. $26.95, ISBN 978-1-61121-102-3.) An apocryphal observer in 1861 would have identified...
Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation
Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation. By Gretchen Long. John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 234....
Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity
Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity. By Catherine Allgor. Lives of American Women. (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2013 Pp [xvi] 175. Paper, $20.00, ISBN 978-0-8133-4759-2.) Dolley Madison is one of the most well known First Ladies, and...
Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth Century
Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth Century. Edited by Shana Walton and Barbara Carpenter. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council, 2012. Pp. x, 380. $40.00, ISBN 9781-61703-262-2.) Twenty years after...
Eugene Genovese's Old South: A Review Essay
THE DEATH OF EUGENE D. GENOVESE IN SEPTEMBER 2012 BROUGHT to a close a remarkable career. In the decades following his first published essay on southern history, Genovese produced an outstanding body of scholarship, based on a rare combination of deep...
Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America
Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America. By Michael O'Malley. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. [x], 260. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-226-62938-4; cloth, $75.00, ISBN 978-0-226-62937-7.) Michael O'Malley's...
Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South
Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South. By Emily West. New Directions in Southern Flistory. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012. Pp. [viii], 233. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-3692-9.) In Family or Freedom: People of Color...
For Virginia and for Independence: Twenty-Eight Revolutionary War Soldiers from the Old Dominion
For Virginia and for Independence: Twenty-Eight Revolutionary War Soldiers from the Old Dominion. By Harry M. Ward. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, 2011. Pp. [vi], 219. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-6130-1.) How do we define heroism?...
Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation
Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation. By Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hebrard. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 259. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-04774-7.) "[A] chance discovery in the...
From the Highlands to High Finance: The Carolina McColls
From the Highlands to High Finance: The Carolina McColls. By Suzanne Cameron Linder Hurley. (Davidson, N.C.: Lorimer Press, 2011. Pp. [xiv], 248. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-9838936-0-8.) From the Highlands to High Finance: The Carolina McColls is an extremely...
George Garrett: A Critical Biography
George Garrett: A Critical Biography. By Casey Clabough. (Huntsville: Texas Review Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 209. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1937875-00-8.) Casey Clabough is a disciple of George Garrett, and this "critical biography" is a disciple's book,...
George Rogers Clark: "I Glory in War."
George Rogers Clark: "I Glory in War." By William R. Nester. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 386. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4294-4.) Since 1990 William R. Nester, a professor of government and politics at St. John's University,...
George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon
George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon. By Joseph Manca. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 297. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-0432-5.) George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and...
Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era
Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era. By Diane Kaufman and Scott Kaufman. Historical Dictionaries of U.S. Politics and Political Eras. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Scarecrow Press, 2013. Pp. [xx], 301. $95.00, ISBN 978-0-8108-7822-8.) The cover...
Houston Blue: The Story of the Houston Police Department
Houston Blue: The Story of the Houston Police Department. By Mitchel P. Roth and Tom Kennedy. North Texas Crime and Criminal Justice Series. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2012. Pp. [x], 486. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57441-472-1.) Histories...
James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story
James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story. By Henry T. Gallagher. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Pp. [xxvi], 230. $26.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-653-8.) In the fall of 1962, Henry T. Gallagher was a second lieutenant in the...
John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court: Circuit Riding in the Old Southwest
John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court: Circuit Riding in the Old Southwest. By Steven P. Brown. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 313. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1771-3.) Steven P. Brown has written the first full-length...
John U. Monro: Uncommon Educator
John U. Monro: Uncommon Educator. By Toni-Lee Capossela. Southern Biography. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 276. $44.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-4556-2.) Toni-Lee Capossela has indeed written an uncommon tale about the...
Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic
Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic. By Robert Kerstein. Florida History and Culture Series. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2012. Pp. viii, 373. $32.95, ISBN 978-0 8130-3805-6.) Despite being one of the...
Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History
Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History. By Michael L. Gillette. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 400. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-990808-0.) Anyone who has read Claudia Alta Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson's A White House Diary...
Lincoln and McClellan at War
Lincoln and McClellan at War. By Chester G. Hearn. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 257. $45 00 ISBN 978-0-8071-4552-4.) Exasperated by General George B. McClellan's failure to pursue the rebel army after the battle...
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History. By John Fabian Witt. (New York and other cities: Free Press, 2012. Pp. [x], 498. $32.00, ISBN 978-1-4165-6983-1.) In his latest book John Fabian Witt underscores two competing impulses in the...
Mary Chesnut's Illustrated Diary
Mary Chesnut's Illustrated Diary. Volume 1: Mary Chesnut's Diary from Dixie. By Mary Boykin Chesnut. Edited by Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary. Foreword by Martha M. Daniels. Volume 2: Mary Chesnut's Civil War Photograph Album. By Martha...
Mexican Inclusion: The Origins of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Texas and the Southwest
Mexican Inclusion: The Origins of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Texas and the Southwest. By Matthew Critter. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 160. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-60344-798-0.) Matthew Gritter provides some insight...
Never Been Rich: The Life and Work of a Southern Ruralist Writer, Harry Harrison Kroll
Never Been Rich: The Life and Work of a Southern Ruralist Writer, Harry Harrison Kroll. By Richard L. Saunders. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2011. Pp. xvi, 246. $42.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-825-8.) "Readership is fickle and reputation...
New Art of Willard Gayheart
New Art of Willard Gayheart. By Willard Gayheart and Donia S. Eley. Foreword by Grace Toney Edwards. Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. [x], 195. Paper, $40.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-6551-4.)...
Obituaries
Carol K. Bleser (1933-2013) was a formidable scholar, dedicated editor, exemplary educator, and indomitable force within the field of southern history. From her early undergraduate days at Converse College to her years as a graduate student at Columbia...
Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek
Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek. Edited by Michael B. Ballard and Mark R. Cheathem. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. [xii], 164. $55.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-639-2.) Vietnam War veteran John F. Marszalek taught...
Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas
Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas. By Fleather Green Wooten. (Denton: Texas State Historical Association, 2012. Pp. vi, 136. Paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-87611-254-0.) Architectural historians, cultural resource specialists, and preservationists...
On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870
On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870. By David G. Smith. The North s Civil War. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 324. $70.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-4032-6.) The generally accepted...
Picayune's Creole Cook Book
The best way to enjoy the beautiful richness that The Picayune's Creole Cook Book (Introduction by John Besh. American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection. Kansas City, Mo., and other cities: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013. Pp. [viii], 456. $40.00, ISBN...
Play Me Something Quick and Devilish: Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri
Play Me Something Quick and Devilish: Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri. By Howard Wight Marshall. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2012. Pp. [xx], 400. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8262-1994-7.) Comprehensive regional histories of old-time...
Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War
Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War. By Ben H. Severance. Foreword by Carl Moneyhon and Bobby Roberts. Portraits of Conflict Series. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 387. $65.00, ISBN...
Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice
Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974. By Gordon K. Mantler. Justice, Power, and Politics. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 362. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8078-3851-8.) ...
Race, Rape, and Injustice: Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era
Race, Rape, and Injustice: Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era. By Barrett J. Foerster. Edited by Michael Meltsner. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 208. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-862-3.)...
Records of the Moravians among the Cherokees
Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees. Volume 3: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 1: Success in School and Mission, 1805-1810. Edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. Starbuck. (Tahlequah, Okla.: Cherokee National Press, 2011. Pp. [xvi], 863-1462....
Red Eagle's Children
Red Eagle's Children: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al. Edited by J. Anthony Paredes and Judith Knight. Contemporary American Indian Studies. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 219. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1770-6.) Red Eagle's...
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. By Walter Johnson. (Cambridge, Mass., and London; Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 526. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-04555-2.) In this big, important, ambitious,...
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection. By Estill Curtis Pennington. (Paris, Ky.: Cane Ridge Publishing House, 2012. Pp. 167. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-615-56265-0.) Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century...
Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America
Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America. By George Derek Musgrove. Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press,...
Sancho's Journal: Exploring the Political Edge with the Brown Berets
Sancho's Journal: Exploring the Political Edge with the Brown Berets. By David Montejano. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 207. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-292-74384-7; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 978-0-29274239-0.) In 1974-1975, David Montejano...
Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures, and Its Effect on the American Political Landscape
Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures, and Its Effect on the American Political Landscape. By James Glen Stovall. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 133. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-940-8.) This...
Seeking a New Majority: The Republican Party and American Politics, 1960-1980
Seeking a New Majority: The Republican Party and American Politics, 1960-1980. Edited by Robert Mason and Iwan Morgan. (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2013. Pp. [viii], 238. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8265-1889-7.) If martians had tuned into the...
"Send Back the Money!": The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery
"Send Back the Money!": The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery. By Iain Whyte. (Cambridge, Eng.: James Clarke and Company, 2012. Pp. 175. Paper, $39.00, ISBN 978-0-227-17389-3.) This monograph details an overlooked episode in Scottish...
Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888
Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888. By Eric Nellis. International Themes and Issues. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. Pp. [xx], 183. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4426-0555-8; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 978-1-4426-0764-4.)...
Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History
Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History. By Gregory D. Smithers. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2012. Pp. xii, 257. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4238-1.) This book makes the compelling case that...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2013: A Selected Bibliography
This classified bibliography includes most scholarly articles in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2013 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2013: A Selected Bibliography
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT Adams, Mikaela M. Residency and Enrollment: Diaspora and the Catawba Indian Nation. S.C. Hist. Mag., v. 113, Jan. [2012], pp. 24-49. Allured, Janet. Louisiana, the American South, and the Birth of Second-Wave Feminism....
Spectacular Wickedness: Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans
Spectacular Wickedness: Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans. By Emily Epstein Landau. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 310. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-5014-6.) Spectacular Wickedness: Sex, Race, and Memory...
Springfield's Urban Histories: Essays on the Queen City of the Missouri Ozarks
Springfield's Urban Histories: Essays on the Queen City of the Missouri Ozarks. Edited by Stephen L. McIntyre. (Springfield, Mo.: Moon City Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 352. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-913785-40-9.) Above all, Springfield, Missouri, the...
Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867
Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867. By James E. Potter. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. Pp. [xxiv], 375. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8032-4090-2.) James E. Potter's book Standing Firmly...
St. George Tucker's Law Reports and Selected Papers. 1782-1825
St. George Tucker's Law Reports and Selected Papers. 1782-1825. Edited by Charles F. Hobson. (3 vols.; Chapel Hill: Published by University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2013. Pp. [Hi], 1-648;...
The Angelic Mother and the Predatory Seductress: Poor White Women in Southern Literature of the Great Depression
The Angelic Mother and the Predatory Seductress: Poor White Women in Southern Literature of the Great Depression. By Ashley Craig Lancaster. Southern Literary Studies. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 225. $39.95, ISBN...
The Association
The 2013 Nominating Committee, consisting of Kenneth W. Goings, Ohio State University, chair; William A. Link, University of Florida; Leslie S. Rowland, University of Maryland; John David Smith, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Mitchell...
The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race
The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race. By Rebecca Anne Goetz. Early America: History, Context, Culture. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 223. $55.00, ISBN 978-1-4214-0700-5.) I must admit that I...
The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence
The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence. By Marvin Dunn. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2013. Pp. [xii], 243. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4163-6.) In The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence,...
The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865
The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865. By Maurice Melton. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 541. $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1763-8.) The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865 is...
The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America
The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America. By John E. Murray. Markets and Governments in Economic History. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Pp. [xxii], 268. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-226-92409-0.)...
The Civil War and American Art
The Civil War and American Art. By Eleanor Jones Flarvey. (New Haven, Conn.: Published by Yale University Press for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2012. Pp. [xviii], 316. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-300-18733-5.) In the years leading up to the outbreak...
The Civil War and the Material Culture of Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest
The Civil War and the Material Culture of Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest. Edited by Jennifer Roth Bucci. David B. Warren Symposium. (Houston: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2012. Pp. [xii], 111. Paper,...
The Civil War at Sea
The Civil War at Sea. By Craig L. Symonds. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 248. Paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-19-993168-2.) In this new paperback edition of The Civil War at Sea, naval historian Craig L. Symonds...
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America. By Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 340. $32.50, ISBN 978-0-8078-3572-2.) European colonizers brought Christianity...
The Editors Acknowledge Receipt of the Following Titles
The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt. Edited by Michele Wehrwein Albion. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2013. Pp. [xx], 250. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4494-1.) Ida McKinley: The Turn-of-the-Century First Lady through War, Assassination,...
The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama
The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama. By David L. Holmes. George H. Shriver Lecture Series in Religion in American History. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 396. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3862-0.)...
The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South. By Bruce Levine. (New York: Random House, 2013. Pp. [xx], 439. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-4000-6703-9.) Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the...
The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America
The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America. By David Vaught. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 214. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-0755-5.) David Vaught's The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America has a lot more to say about...
The Fishing Creek Confederacy: A Story of Civil War Draft Resistance
The Fishing Creek Confederacy: A Story of Civil War Draft Resistance. By Richard A. Sauers and Peter Tomasak. Shades of Blue and Gray Series. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 224. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-1988-6.)...
The History and Present State of Virginia
The History and Present State of Virginia. By Robert Beverley. Introduction by Susan Scott Parrish. (Chapel Hill: Published by University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2013. Pp. [xl], 342....
The Indomitable George Washington Fields: From Slave to Attorney
The Indomitable George Washington Fields: From Slave to Attorney. By Kevin M. Clermont. ([Ithaca, N.Y.]: Kevin M. Clermont, 2013. Pp. [iv], 169. Paper, $32.99, ISBN 978-1-4903-3562-9.) The subject of this concise and admiring edited autobiography is...
The Letters of General Richard S. Ewell: Stonewall's Successor
The Letters of General Richard S. Ewell: Stonewall's Successor. Edited by Donald C. Pfanz. Voices of the Civil War. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2012. Pp. [xxxviii], 442. $44.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-873-9.) In the Confederate war effort,...
The Louisiana Scalawags: Politics, Race, and Terrorism during the Civil War and Reconstruction
The Louisiana Scalawags: Politics, Race, and Terrorism During the Civil War and Reconstruction. By Frank J. Wetta. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 244. $42.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-4746-7.) In the Reconstruction-era South...
The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow: The Story of the Prisonaires
The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow: The Story of the Prisonaires. By John Dougan. American Popular Music. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 128. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-55849-969-0; cloth, $80.00,...
The Philosophy of Religion of Alexander Campbell
The Philosophy of Religion of Alexander Campbell. By J. Caleb Clanton. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 207. $42.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-946-0.) J. Caleb Clanton has provided a valuable examination of the chief themes of Alexander...
The South's "New Negroes" and African American Visions of Progress at the Atlanta and Nashville International Expositions, 1895-1897
On a late September day in 1895, the prominent African American spokesman and emigrationist booster Bishop Henry McNeal Turner of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church toured the grounds of Atlanta's Cotton States and International Exposition...
The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera
The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera. By Ellen Noonan. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 423. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8078-3716-0.) This book is an exhaustive analysis of...
The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company in the Civil War
The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company in the Civil War. By James C. Burke. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, 2013. Pp. x, 262. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-7154-6.) The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company in the Civil...
This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. Edited by Leslie G. Kelen. Essays by Julian Bond, Claybome Carson, and Matt Herron. Text by Charles E. Cobb Jr. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. Pp. 251. $45.00,...
Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana
Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana. By Vernon Valentine Palmer. (Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2012. Pp. xvi, 196. Paper, $49.95, ISBN 978-1-61619-326-3; cloth, $59.95, ISBN 978-1-61619-311-9.) In Through the Codes Darkly:...
Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi
Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi. By Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner with Cheryl Reitan. Foreword by John Dittmer. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century. (Lexington: University...
To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class
To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. By Erica L. Ball. Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 175. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4350-1;...
Tracking the Texas Rangers: The Nineteenth Century
Tracking the Texas Rangers: The Nineteenth Century. Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Harold J. Weiss Jr. Frances B. Vick Series. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 358. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57441-465-3.) The Reckoning: The Triumph...
Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher
Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher. By Robert Blade. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Pp. xiv, 308. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-628-6.) George Alonzo McLean Jr. (1904-1983), the conventional...
Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages, and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen
Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages, and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen. By Greg Olson. Missouri Biography Series. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 171. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-1996-1.) Greg...