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. 4, November

A Deed So Accursed: Lynching in Mississippi and South Carolina, 1881-1940
A Deed So Accursed: Lynching in Mississippi and South Carolina, 1881-1940. By Terence Finnegan. American South Series. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 231. $39.50, ISBN 978-0-8139 3384-9.) In A Deed So...
Assassination and Commemoration: JFK. Dallas, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Assassination and Commemoration: JFK. Dallas, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. By Stephen Fagin. Foreword by Conover Hunt. Preface by Edward T. Linenthal. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. Pp. [xxx], 238. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4358-3.)...
A Voluntary War: The Spanish-American War, White Southern Manhood, and the Struggle to Recruit Volunteers in the South
ON THE NIGHT OF TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1898, TWO MASKED WHITE men appeared at the home of a black man in Bethesda, South Carolina. The men were not looking for the homeowner but for his brother, Walter Beard. Beard, of course, did not want to answer the...
Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War
Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War. By Carole Emberton. American Beginnings, 1500-1900. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Pp. [viii], 285. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-226-02427-1.) Carole Emberton's...
Black Women's Politics, Narratives of Sexual Immorality, and Pension Bureaucracy in Mary Lee's North Carolina Neighborhood
ON THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1894, EMMITT D. GALLION, FROM THE Special Examination Division of the U.S. Pension Bureau, discovered that Mary Lee, a forty-four-year-old black Civil War soldier's widow, had buried a child earlier that year. He believed Lee was...
Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South
Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South. By T. R. C. Hutton. New Directions in Southern History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2013. Pp. xii, 430. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-3646-2.) The image of the feuding Kentucky...
Chicana/o Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community
Chicana/o Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community. By Guadalupe San Miguel Jr. University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 240. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-60344-937-3.)...
Claiming Tribal Identity: The Five Tribes and the Politics of Federal Acknowledgment
Claiming Tribal Identity: The Five Tribes and the Politics of Federal Acknowledgment. By Mark Edwin Miller. Foreword by Chadwick Corntassel Smith. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 475. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4378-1.) ...
Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal
Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal. By Keel Hunt. (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2013. Pp. [xviiij, 275. $27.50, ISBN 978-0-8265-1932-0.) Keel...
Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn
Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn. By Brian Purnell. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky 2013. Pp. [x], 353. $40.00,...
Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies
Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies. By Jon Smith. The New Southern Studies. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 176. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4526-0; cloth, $69.95,...
Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents
Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents. Edited by L. Diane Barnes. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. xxxiv, 194. Paper, $22.50, ISBN 978-08139-3436-5; cloth, $59.50,...
Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867
Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867. Edited by Rene Hayden and others. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xxxiv, 1070. $99.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0742-9.) ...
Freedom's Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction
Freedom's Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction. By Stacey L. Smith. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 324 $39 95 ISBN 978-1-4696-0768-9.) Based on extensive archival...
From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2007
From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2007. By Tracy E. K'Meyer. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 221. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0708-5.) In this valuable...
Hurricane Betsy and the Politics of Disaster in New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward, 1965-1967
IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE BETSY, LUCILLE DUMINY MADE it to the American Red Cross office in New Orleans. When she finally reached the front of the line, she recalled, the woman at the desk asked her if she needed help. Duminy straightened her back...
Interracialism and Revolution on the Southern Frontier: Pensacola in the Civil War
Early in the spring of 1861, dozens of bondpeople fled from homes and businesses in and around Pensacola, Florida, a small seaport on the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Most disappeared into the muddy and mosquito-infested swamps and bayous that...
Irish Catholic Writers and the Invention of the American South
Irish Catholic Writers and the Invention of the American South. By Bryan Giemza. Southern Literary Studies. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 361. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-5090-0.) In this much-needed study of Irish...
James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation
James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation. By William P. Hustwit. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 310. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0213-4.) In their obituaries for James J. Kilpatrick in 2010, both the New York Times...
Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times
Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times. By Lee A. Craig. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xx], 474. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-0695-8.) Josephus Daniels was a remarkable man--and a powerful one. As editor of the Raleigh News...
Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku KIux Klan
Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku KIux Klan. By David Cunningham. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 337. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-975202-7.) David Cunningham's Klansville, U.S.A.: The...
Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America
Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America. Edited by Linda Allegro and Andrew Grant Wood. The Working Class in American History. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi],...
Libraries and Archives
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce thirty new archival collections are now available for research: Launching of the N.S. Savannah photograph album, 1959 (MS 2453); Sayler family papers, 1940s-2011 (MS 2454); Inman family business...
Lines in Long Array: A Civil War Commemoration: Poems and Photographs, Past and Present
Lines in Long Array: A Civil War Commemoration: Poems and Photographs, Past and Present. Edited by David C. Ward and Frank H. Goodyear III. (Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian Institution Press, 2013. Pp. 136. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-58834-397-0.) The...
Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975
Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975. By Carolyn Renee Dupont. (New York and London: New York University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 289. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8147-0841-5.) Carolyn Renee Dupont's examination...
Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century
Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century. By Helen Zoe Veit. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 300. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0770-2.) Modern...
NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1936-1965
NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1936-1965. By Thomas L. Bynum. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013. Pp. [xxii], 226. $49.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-945-3.) In NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1936-1965, Thomas L. Bynum...
Obituaries
Stephanie M. H. Camp died of cancer on April 2, 2014. She was the Donald W. Logan Family Endowed Chair in American History at the University of Washington, where she had taught for over a dozen years. She also taught at Rice University and Vassar College....
One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. By Thomas R. Pegram. (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2011. Pp. xvi, 281. $27.95, ISBN 978-1-56663-711-4.) Thomas R. Pegram, an expert on nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century...
Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family
Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family. By Claire Manes. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. xvi, 211. $28.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-776-4.) Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters...
Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America
Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America. By Eric S. Yellin. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 301. $39.95, ISBN 978-14696-0720-7.) The federal government's...
Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace
Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace. Edited by Karen Kossie-Chernyshev. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013. Pp. x, 269. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1 60344-977-9; cloth, $48.50, ISBN 978-1-60344-976-2.)...
Seeing the New South: Race and Place in the Photographs of Ulrich Bonnell Phillips
Seeing the New South: Race and Place in the Photographs of Ulrich Bonnell Phillips. By Patricia Beilis Bixel and John David Smith. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xxii], 111. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-105-1.) While engaged...
Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction
Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction. By Jim Downs. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 264. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19 975872-2.) Illness, epidemics, deprivation,...
Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing
Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing. By Joseph W. Williams. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 222. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-19-976567-6.) Joseph W. Williams offers a refreshing interpretation of pentecostals' belief in divine...
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline. Edited by Warren R. Hofstra. Music in American Life. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 198. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07930-6; cloth, $85.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03771-9.)...
The Editors Acknowledge Receipt of the Following Titles
Great and Noble Jar: Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina. By Cinda K. Baldwin. (1st paperback ed.; Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press with the McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 234. $39.95, ISBN...
The Legacy of American Copper Smelting: Industrial Heritage versus Environmental Policy
The Legacy of American Copper Smelting: Industrial Heritage versus Environmental Policy. By Bode J. Morin. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013. Pp. [xxviii], 274. $49.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-950-7.) National copper resources gave the United...
The Letters of C. Vann Woodward
The Letters of C. Vann Woodward. Edited by Michael O'Brien. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. Pp. 1, 428. $40.00, ISBN 978-0300-18534-8.) C. Vann Woodward, who died at the age of ninety-one in 1999, was a copious letter writer...
The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World, 1400-1650: An Interpretive History
The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World, 1400-1650: An Interpretive History. By Aaron M. Shatzman. (New York and other cities: Anthem Press, 2013. Pp. xxii, 199. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-85728-328-3; cloth, $116.95, ISBN...
The Plan De San Diego: Tejano Rebellion, Mexican Intrigue
The Plan de San Diego: Tejano Rebellion, Mexican Intrigue. By Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler. The Mexican Experience. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. Pp. [xx], 338. Paper, $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-6477-9.) The...
The Ravenscroft School in Asheville: A History of the Institution and Its People and Buildings
The Ravenscroft School in Asheville: A History of the Institution and Its People and Buildings. By Dale Wayne Slusser. Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. xii, 224. Paper, $45.00,...
The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists
The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists. By William Ferris. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 274. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-0754-2.) William Ferris's The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists transports...
Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing
Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing. By Christopher Hager. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 311. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-674-05986-3.) Christopher Hager's Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of...
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