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. 81, No. 2, May

A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America
A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America. By Jacqueline Jones. (New York: Basic Books, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 381. $34.50, ISBN 978-0-465-03670-7.) In the introduction to A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the...
African American Voices: A Documentary Reader from Emancipation to the Present
African American Voices: A Documentary Reader from Emancipation to the Present. Edited by Leslie Brown. Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History. (Malden, Mass.: John Wiley and Sons, 2014. Pp. xvi, 325. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4443-3941-3;...
A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War
A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War. By Stephen V. Ash. (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2013. Pp. xiv, 269. Paper, $19.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-6830-2; cloth, $27.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-6797-8.) ...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
LAST YEAR'S MEETING MARKED THE SEVENTH TIME WE HAVE MET IN Atlanta since 1970. Other favored SHA destinations over the same span have included Louisville (six meetings) and New Orleans (five meetings). One of the reasons we return to these cities is...
Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era
Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era. Edited by Ben Wright and Zachary W. Dresser. Foreword by Mark A. Noll. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013....
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. By Elizabeth R. Varon. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 305. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-19-021786-0; cloth, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-19-975171-6.) ...
Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South
Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South. Edited by Khyati Y. Joshi and Jigna Desai. The Asian American Experience. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 299. Paper, $28.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07938-2;...
Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation
Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation. By Shirley Moody Turner. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. [xii], 230. $55.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-885-3.) Shirley Moody-Turner's book provides an incisive look at the cultural...
Book Notes
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era. By Dan Berger. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 402. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1824-1.) ...
Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town
Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town. By Timothy W. Vanderburg. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 280. $63.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-972-9.) For most of the twentieth century, Kannapolis, North...
Chattanooga, 1865-1900: A City Set Down in Dixie
Chattanooga, 1865-1900: A City Set Down in Dixie. By Tim Ezzell. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013. Pp. xviii, 188. $59.00, ISBN 978-1-62190-003-0.) The border states have always served as the gateway between the North and the South,...
Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823
Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823. Edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul. Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. Pp. [xx], 289. Paper, $40.00, ISBN...
Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party
Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party. By Bryan Hardin Thrift. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. xii, 262. $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4931-1.) ...
Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary-Era Histories
Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary-Era Histories. Edited by Michelle LeMaster and Bradford J. Wood. Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xvi, 382. $59.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-272-0.)...
Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press
Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press. By James Lowell Underwood. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 308. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-299-7.) Though recent history has witnessed a number of sensational...
De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South
De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South. By John F. Kvach. New Directions in Southern History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2013. Pp. [viii], 270. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-4420-7.) John F. Kvach, in an impressively researched...
Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002
Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002. By Benjamin Marquez. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. Pp. x, 245. $60.00, ISBN 978-0-292-75384-6.) My heart sank when I began reading Benjamin Marquez's...
Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance
Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance. By Ronald Angelo Johnson. Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 241. Paper,...
Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930
Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930. By Tammy Ingram. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 255. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1298-0.) The United States is a vast country, and, as such,...
Emily D. West and the "Yellow Rose of Texas" Myth
Emily D. West and the "Yellow Rose of Texas" Myth. By Phillip Thomas Tucker. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. [viii], 267. Paper, $45.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-7449-3.) Readers will be disappointed by the end of Phillip Thomas...
Equality as Unintended Consequence: The Contracts Clause and the Married Women's Property Acts
IN THE FIRST VOLUME OF THEIR HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE, WHICH appeared in 1881, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage asserted that the married women's property act that New York adopted in 1848 was the first in the nation....
Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race
Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race. By Wanda A. Hendricks. New Black Studies Series. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 238. Paper, $30.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07959-7; cloth, $95.00, ISBN...
Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752
Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752. By William A. Pettigrew. (Chapel Hill: Published by University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture,...
General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind "Juneteenth."
General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind "Juneteenth." By Robert C. Conner. (Philadelphia and Oxford, Eng.: Casemate, 2013. Pp. viii, 239. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-61200-185-2.) Robert C. Conner provides an overdue biography...
George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero
George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero. Edited by David T. Shannon Sr., with Julia Frazier White and Deborah Van Broekhoven. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 184. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-389-7.) George Liele's Life...
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life. By Nancy Koester. Library of Religious Biography. (Grand Rapids, Mich., and Cambridge, Eng.: William B. Eerdmans, 2014. Pp. [xii], 371. Paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-0 8028-3304-4.) "I did not write it," Harriet...
Houston's Hermann Park: A Century of Community
Houston's Hermann Park: A Century of Community. By Barrie Scardino Bradley. Foreword by Stephen Fox. Afterword by Doreen Stoller. Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. Pp. xii,...
Indian Play: Indigenous Identities at Bacone College
Indian Play: Indigenous Identities at Bacone College. By Lisa K. Neuman. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 376. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-4099-5.) "How did a school for Indians become an Indian school?" anthropologist...
Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution
Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution. By Edward Caudill. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 200. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07952-8; cloth, $85.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03801-3.)...
In the Governor's Shadow: The True Story of Ma and Pa Ferguson
In the Governor's Shadow: The True Story of Ma and Pa Ferguson. By Carol O'Keefe Wilson. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2014. Pp. [xvii], 302. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57441-553-7.) With this sturdy and intimate political history, Carol O'Keefe...
Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic
Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic. By Audrey Homing. (Chapel Hill: Published by University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2013. Pp. [xx], 385. $49.95, ISBN...
James Madison, the South, and the Trans-Appalachian West, 1783-1803
James Madison, the South, and the Trans-Appalachian West, 1783-1803. By Jeffrey Allen Zemler. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2014. Pp. [xii], 209. $90.00, ISBN 978-0-7391-8217-8.) Although it is Thomas Jefferson who usually receives...
James McHenry, Forgotten Federalist
James McHenry, Forgotten Federalist. By Karen E. Robbins. Studies in the Legal History of the South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 333. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4563-5.) To read Karen E. Robbins's skillful...
Laboratory of Learning: HBCU Laboratory Schools and Alabama State College Lab High in the Era of Jim Crow
Laboratory of Learning: HBCU Laboratory Schools and Alabama State College Lab High in the Era of Jim Crow. By Sharon Gay Pierson. Foreword by V. P. Franklin. History of Schools and Schooling. (New York and other cities: Peter Lang, 2014. Pp. xx, 308....
Libraries and Archives
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce forty-six archival collections are now available for research: Herman W. Coolidge papers, circa 1790-2003 (MS 2436); Rainwater family papers, 1864-1951 (MS 2450); Frank Exley sawmill records, 1896-1937...
Living a Big War in a Small Place: Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy
Living a Big War in a Small Place: Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy. By Philip N. Racine. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 119. $21.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-297-3.) Living a Big War in a Small Place:...
Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World
Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World. Edited by Cecile Vidal. Early American Studies. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Pp. vi, 278. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-4551-6.) The ten essays in this volume prove the value of an...
Married in Slavery Time: Jumping the Broom in Atlantic Perspective
In 1839 Mary Ashton Rice accepted a position as a schoolteacher on a Virginia plantation. As a Boston native, Rice had not been previously exposed to chattel slavery, but during her three-year tenure on the plantation she became intimately familiar...
Martha Jefferson Randolph: Republican Daughter and Plantation Mistress
Martha Jefferson Randolph: Republican Daughter and Plantation Mistress. By Billy L. Wayson. (Palmyra, Va.: Shortwood Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 344. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4921-2564-8.) Despite the title, Martha Jefferson Randolph: Republican Daughter...
Massive Resistance and Media Suppression: The Segregationist Response to Dissent during the Civil Rights Movement
Massive Resistance and Media Suppression: The Segregationist Response to Dissent during the Civil Rights Movement. By David J. Wallace. Law and Society. (El Paso, Tex.: LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2013. Pp. [viii], 218. $67.00, ISBN 978-1-59332-614-2.)...
North America's Indian Trade in European Commerce and Imagination, 1580-1850
North America's Indian Trade in European Commerce and Imagination, 1580-1850. By George Colpitts. Early American History Series: The American Colonies, 1500-1830. (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 301. $148.00, ISBN 978-90-04-24323-1.) ...
Obituaries
Mentor, teacher, friend--Francis Sheldon Hackney fulfilled all these roles with integrity, grace, and a rare intelligence leavened by wit, humility, and compassion. His strength of character, which stood him in good stead during a long and distinguished...
Of the Soil: Photographs of Vernacular Architecture and Stories of Changing Times in Arkansas
Of the Soil: Photographs of Vernacular Architecture and Stories of Changing Times in Arkansas. By Geoff Winningham. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2014. Pp. 159. $44.95, ISBN 978-1-55728-659-8.) In the early 1980s, photographer Geoff...
One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia
One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia. Photographs and text by Paul Kwilecki. Edited by Tom Rankin and Iris Tillman Hill. Introduction by Tom Rankin. Documentary Arts and Culture. (Chapel Hill: Published...
Our Roots Run Deep as Iron-Weed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice
Our Roots Run Deep as Iron-weed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. By Shannon Elizabeth Bell. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 210. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07946-7; cloth, $85.00,...
Peace Be Still: Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama
Peace Be Still: Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama. By Matthew C. Whitaker. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 393. Paper, $30.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-4964-6; cloth, $75.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-4693-5.)...
Race and Masculinity in Southern Memory: History of Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue, 1948-1996
Race and Masculinity in Southern Memory: History of Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue, 1948-1996. By Matthew Mace Barbee. New Studies in Southern History. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2014. Pp. [x], 197. $85.00, ISBN 978-0-7391-8771-5.)...
Recollections of a Tejano Life: Antonio Menchaca in Texas History
Recollections of a Tejano Life: Antonio Menchaca in Texas History. Edited by Timothy Matovina and Jesus F. de la Teja. With the collaboration of Justin Poche. Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture. (Austin: University of...
Recovering the Piedmont Past: Unexplored Moments in Nineteenth-Century Upcountry South Carolina History
Recovering the Piedmont Past: Unexplored Moments in Nineteenth-Century Upcountry South Carolina History. Edited by Timothy P. Grady and Melissa Walker. Foreword by Orville Vernon Burton. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xii],...
Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery
Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery. By Katrina Dyonne Thompson. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 242. Paper, $28.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07983-2; cloth, $85.00,...
Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader
Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader. Edited by Michael Edmonds. (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2014. Pp. [xx], 243. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-87020-678-8.) Michael Edmonds presents forty-four documents from the Wisconsin Historical...
River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954
River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954. By Elizabeth Gritter. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp. [vi], 355. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-4450-4.) The city of Memphis looms large in American history...
Slavery and Capitalism: A Review Essay
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. By Edward E. Baptist. (New York: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. [xxviii], 498. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-465-00296-2.) The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American...
Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World. By Michael Guaseo. The Early Modern Americas. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Pp. [viiij, 315. $45.00, ISBN 9780-8122-4578-3.) Historians have been puzzled...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2014: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2014 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2014: A Selected Bibliography
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT Bearss, Sara B. Restored and Vindicated: The Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1864. Va. Mag. Hist, and Biog., v. 122, no. 2, pp. 156-81. Belko, William S. Toward the Second American Party System: Southern Jacksonians,...
Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War
Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War. By Adrienne Monteith Petty. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 281. $74.00, ISBN 978-0-19-993852-0.) In this bold and ambitious book Adrienne...
Stokely: A Life
Stokely: A Life. By Peniel E. Joseph. (New York: BasicCivitas Books, 2014. Pp.'xiv, 399. $29.99, ISBN 978-0-465-01363-0.) "[Stokely] Carmichael forever changed the course of American history thirteen days before turning twenty-five," Peniel E. Joseph...
Texas Takes Wing: A Century of Flight in the Lone Star State
Texas Takes Wing: A Century of Flight in the Lone Star State. By Barbara Ganson. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 294. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-292-75408-9.) In 2010 Texas marked the centennial of flight in that state with a special...
The American Revolution through British Eyes: A Documentary Collection
The American Revolution through British Eyes: A Documentary Collection. Edited by James J. Barnes and Patience P. Barnes. (2 vols.; Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 610; [vi], 611-1278. $100.00 for 2-volume set, ISBN 978-1-60635-111-6.)...
The Association
The 2014 Nominating Committee, consisting of Leslie S. Rowland, University of Maryland, chair; Mary A. DeCredico, United States Naval Academy; Glenn T. Eskew, Georgia State University; Cynthia A. Kiemer, George Mason University; and Daniel C. Littlefield,...
The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South
The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South. Edited by Sharon Monteith. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 242. Paper, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-107-61085-9; cloth, $85.00, ISBN 978-1-107-03678-9.)...
The Civil War in Popular Culture: Memory and Meaning
The Civil War in Popular Culture: Memory and Meaning. Edited by Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr. and Randal Allred. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp. [vi], 257. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-4307-1.) The American Civil War entered popular imagination...
The Civil War in the Jackson Purchase, 1861-1862: The Pro-Confederate Struggle and Defeat in Southwest Kentucky
The Civil War in the Jackson Purchase, 1861-1862: The Pro-Confederate Struggle and Defeat in Southwest Kentucky. By Dan Lee. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. [x], 244. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-0 7864-7782-1.) During the Civil War...
The First American Declaration of Independence? the Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775
The First American Declaration of Independence? The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775. By Scott Syfert. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. x, 247. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-7559-9.) Scott Syfert's...
The Forgotten First: B-L and the Integration of the Modern Navy
The Forgotten First: B-l and the Integration of the Modern Navy. By Alex Albright. (Fountain, N.C.: R. A. Fountain, 2013. Pp. 194. Paper, $20.00, ISBN 978-0-9842102-2-0.) Scholars have increasingly stressed the wartime experience, both personal...
The French and Indian War in North Carolina: The Spreading Flames of War
The French and Indian War in North Carolina: The Spreading Flames of War. By John R. Maass. (Charleston, S.C., and London: History Press, 2013. Pp. 142. Paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-60949-887-0.) John R. Maass's The French and Indian War in North Carolina:...
The Imperial Season: America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918
The Imperial Season: America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918. By William Seale. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2013. Pp. xvi, 265. $27.95, ISBN 978-1-58834-391-8.) Editor of the journal White House History and an...
The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827-1835: A Substitute for Social Intercourse
The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827-1835: A Substitute for Social Intercourse. Edited by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins, with Ruth Smith Truss. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013. Pp. [xxxiv], 349. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1333-3.) The...
The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory
The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory. By Frank J. Wetta and Martin A. Novelli. (New York and London: Routledge, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 160. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-415-89465-4; cloth, $130.00, ISBN 978-0-415-89464-7.)...
The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory
The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory. By Tom Eamon. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 402. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0697-2.) In The Making of a Southern Democracy:...
The Maltby Brothers' Civil War
The Maltby Brothers' Civil War. By Norman C. Delaney. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 232. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-62349-025-6.) Readers expecting a stereotypical brother-versus-brother Civil War account from Norman...
The Ore Knob Mine Murders: The Crimes, the Investigation and the Trials
The Ore Knob Mine Murders: The Crimes, the Investigation and the Trials. By Rose M. Haynes. Foreword by Barbara Moore Pless. Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 234. Paper,...
The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism: Religious Revivalism in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1760
The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism: Religious Revivalism in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1760. By Thomas J. Little. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 280. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-274-4.) This study addresses...
The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance
The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance. Volume 3: 1864-1865. Edited by Joe A. Mobley. (Raleigh: Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2013. Pp. [xl], 584. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-86526-462-5.) For the third volume...
The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927
The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927. By Jace Weaver. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 340. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1438-0.) Scholarship in Atlantic world history and...
The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt: Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States
The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt: Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States. By Elliot A. Rosen. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 229. $39.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-3554-6.) "This...
The Secular Spectacle: Performing Religion in a Southern Town
The Secular Spectacle: Performing Religion in a Southern Town. By Chad E. Seales. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 238. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-19-986028-9.) Since the 1990s, scholars in a variety of disciplines have...
The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism
The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism. Edited by David O'Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison. Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 191. Paper,...
The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817 1921
The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921. By Adam D. Shprintzen. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 268. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0891-4.) In The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an...
The Vicksburg Campaign, March 29-May 18, 1863
The Vicksburg Campaign, March 29-May 18, 1863. Edited by Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear. Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 239. $32.50, ISBN 978-0-8093-3269-4.) This...
The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America
The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America. By Stephen Warren. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 308. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1173-0.) Stephen Warren opens The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration...
To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the Making of a Free Country
To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the Making of a Free Country. By William S. King. (Yardley, Pa.: Westholme Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 679. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-59416-191-9.) William S. King's superbly written narrative fits...
Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas
Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas. By Catherine Cocks. Nature and Culture in America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 255. $59.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-4499-1.) Tropical Whites: The Rise of...
Voices of Cherokee Women
Voices of Cherokee Women. Edited by Carolyn Ross Johnston. (Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 2013. Pp. xvi, 295. Paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-89587-599-0.) Carolyn Ross Johnston's edited collection brings to the fore the "Real Voices" and "Real History"...
Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr
Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr. By David L. Chappell. (New York: Random House, 2014. Pp. xvi, 249. $27.00, ISBN 978-1-4000-6546-2.) What happened to the civil rights movement after the...
Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War
Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War. By Rachel A. Shelden. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 281. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696 1085-6.) Washington Brotherhood:...
We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835
We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835. By Katy Simpson Smith. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 346. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-5223-2.) In We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835,...
What's Wrong with the Poor? Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty
What's Wrong with the Poor? Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty. By Mical Raz. Studies in Social Medicine. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 242. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0887-7.) Mical Raz's examination of the...
When Mexicans Could Play Ball: Basketball, Race, and Identity in San Antonio, 1928-1945
When Mexicans Could Play Ball: Basketball, Race, and Identity in San Antonio, 1928-1945. By Ignacio M. Garcia. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 270. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-292-75377-8.) In 1939, after years of falling short, the...
Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade
Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade. By Randy J. Sparks. (Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 309. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-72487-7.) Randy J. Sparks's Where the Negroes Are Masters:...
William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform
William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform. By Enrico Dal Lago. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 269. $42.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-5206-5.)...
Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama
Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama. Edited by Kenneth Osgood and Derrick E. White. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. x, 288. $79.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4908-3.)...
Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era
Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era. Edited by Jeffrey Lamar Coleman. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2012. Pp. [xviii], 358. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5103-0; cloth, $89.95,...
Writing the Gettysburg Address
Writing the Gettysburg Address. By Martin P. Johnson. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. Pp. [xii], 322. Paper, $22.50, ISBN 978-0-7006 2112-5; cloth, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1933-7.) The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. By...
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