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. 4, November

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A Black Woman "In Orthority": Claiming Professional Status in Jim Crow Alabama
HER REPORT WAS LATE, AND SHE HAD TO EXPLAIN WHY. "I MUST beg pardon for delay in my reports.... Work in this county is, indeed, a struggle against very great odds and it takes almost perpetual motion with one's ear to the ground to cope with prevailing...
A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King Jr., Young People, and the Movement
A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King Jr., Young People, and the Movement. By Rufus Burrow Jr. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014. Pp. xxxviii, 331. Paper, $19.00, ISBN 978-1-4514-8454-0.) Rufus Burrow Jr.'s work joins a recent trend of scholars--Wilma...
Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State
Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State. Edited by Amanda B. Carlson and Robin Poynor. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. xviii, 462. $79.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4457-6.) Africa...
A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South
A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South. By Drew A. Swanson. Yale Agrarian Studies. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 342. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-300-19116-5.) When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor,...
A Lincoln Dialogue
A Lincoln Dialogue. By James A. Rawley. Edited by William G. Thomas. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 585. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8032-4996-7.) James A. Rawley was an important historian until his death in 2005, and...
Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca: American Trailblazer
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer. By Robin Varnum. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, 368. $26.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4497-9.) The epic travels of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in the sixteenth century have entranced...
A New History of Mississippi
A New History of Mississippi. By Dennis J. Mitchell. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. [xii], 593. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-976-8.) Dennis J. Mitchell, a professor of history at Mississippi State University--Meridian, has produced...
Announcements and Activities
The Southern Jewish Historical Society announces that Adam D. Mendelsohn is the winner of its book award for his work, The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way To Success in America and The British Empire, published by New York University Press in 2015....
Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era
Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era. By Eric Allen Hall. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 331. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-1394-5.) In 1997 the United States Tennis Association opened Arthur Ashe Stadium...
A Rule of Law: Elite Political Authority and the Coming of the Revolution in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1763-1776
A Rule of Law: Elite Political Authority and the Coming of the Revolution in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1763-1776. By Aaron J. Palmer. Early American History Series. (Leiden, Netherlands, and Boston: Koninklijke Brill, 2014. Pp. [x], 318. $149.00,...
Asylum Doctor: James Woods Babcock and the Red Plague of Pellagra
Asylum Doctor: James Woods Babcock and the Red Plague of Pellagra. By Charles S. Bryan. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xxviii], 402. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-490-8.) Why do good people often fall short of greatness? Why...
A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia
A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia. By Richard S. Dunn. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 540. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-674-73536-1.) Forty years in the making, Richard S. Dunn's...
"A Touch of Greatness": A History of Tennessee State University
"A Touch of Greatness": A History of Tennessee State University. By Bobby L. Lovett. America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 340. $35.00, ISBN 978-0 88146-435-1.) In "A Touch of...
A Tough Little Patch of History: Gone with the Wind and the Politics of Memory
A Tough Little Patch of History: Gone with the Wind and the Politics of Memory. By Jennifer W. Dickey. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 220. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55728-657-4.) The Road to Tara--to borrow the name of Clayton...
A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement
A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement. By Maegan Parker Brooks. Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. [viii], 314. $60.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-004-9.)...
A Warring Nation: Honor, Race, and Humiliation in America and Abroad
A Warring Nation: Honor, Race, and Humiliation in America and Abroad. By Bertram Wyatt-Brown. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 247. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-3474-7.) The late Bertram Wyatt-Brown was an internationally...
A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida
A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida. By N. D. B. Connolly. Historical Studies of Urban America. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 389. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-226-11514-6.) Miami...
Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War
Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War. By Stephen Cushman. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 213. $28.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-1877-7.) Stephen...
Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America. By Vivek Bald. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 294. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-06666-3.) Writing about peddlers and ex-seamen from India during the...
Black Pearls of Wisdom: Voicing the African-American Journey for Freedom, Empowerment, and the Future
Black Pearls of Wisdom: Voicing the African-American Journey for Freedom, Empowerment, and the Future. Edited by Donald Spivey. (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 277. Paper, $40.00, ISBN 978-1-61163-483-9.) Donald Spivey has juxtaposed...
Bourbon Street: A History
Bourbon Street: A History. By Richard Campanella. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, 368. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-5505-9.) In this lively blend of narrative microhistory and data-driven urban geography, Tulane University...
Chained to the Land: Voices from Cotton and Cane Plantations
Chained to the Land: Voices from Cotton and Cane Plantations. Edited by Lynette Ater Tanner. (Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 2014. Pp. xxvi, 229. Paper, $9.95,978-0-89587-626-3.) In Chained to the Land: Voices from Cotton and Cane Plantations,...
Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation Building in the Jim Crow South, 1830-1977
Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation Building in the Jim Crow South, 1830-1977. By Katherine M. B. Osburn. Indians of the Southeast. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 322. Paper, $25.00, ISBN...
Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Belt: The Confederate Campaign against Peace Agitators, Deserters, and Draft Dodgers
Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Belt: The Confederate Campaign Against Peace Agitators, Deserters, and Draft Dodgers. By William T. Auman. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. [viii], 267. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7864-7663-3.) North...
Collegiate Republic: Cultivating an Ideal Society in Early America
Collegiate Republic: Cultivating an Ideal Society in Early America. By Margaret Sumner. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 255. $45.00, ISBN 978-0 8139-3567-6.) American colleges before...
Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing
Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing. Edited by Francis Lam. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2014. Pp. [viii], 273. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4666-3.) Recently, Walter Johnson and Sven Beckert have offered...
Creeks, Federalists, and the Idea of Coexistence in the Early Republic
IN 1796 AMERICAN AUTHORITIES INVITED CREEK HEADMEN TO A TREATY council at Coleraine, a federal post in southern Georgia. A great deal was riding on these negotiations to bring stability to the Southeast, where animosity between Creek communities and...
Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast
Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast. Edited and translated by John E. Worth. Ripley P. Bullen Series. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 315....
Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March against Fear
Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear. By Aram Goudsouzian. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. Pp. [x], 351. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-374-19220-4.) The scholarship on the civil rights movement...
Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United States
Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United States. By Michael E. Woods. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 250. $90.00, ISBN 978-1-107-06898-8.) Jealousy, indignation, contentment, and grief:...
Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life
Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life. By Cara Caddoo. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 294. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-36805-7.) Cara Caddoo's Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building...
Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia
Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia. By Thomas E. Buckley. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 359. $39.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-3503-4.) In the opening paragraph of his acknowledgments,...
Exile and Revolution: Jose' D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence
Exile and Revolution: Jose' D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence. By Gerald E. Poyo. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 302. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4918-2.) The 1895 Cuban uprising against Spain was...
Farewell to Prosperity: Wealth, Identity, and Conflict in Postwar America
Farewell to Prosperity: Wealth, Identity, and Conflict in Postwar America. By Lisle A. Rose. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 479. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-2029-5.) With Farewell to Prosperity: Wealth, Identity, and Conflict...
Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman. By Robert L. O'Connell. (New York: Random House, 2014. Pp. [xxii], 404. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 978-0-8129-8212-1; cloth, $28.00, ISBN 978-1 4000-6972-9.) Of the Civil War commanders no...
Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807
Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807. By Gregory E. O'Malley. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 394. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-1534-9.) Since the publication of the Trans-Atlantic...
Following the Success of Their First Volume, Published in 2010, James Gindlesperger and Suzanne Gindlesperger's So You Think You Know Gettysburg? the Stories Behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles
Following the success of their first volume, published in 2010, James Gindlesperger and Suzanne Gindlesperger's So You Think You Know Gettysburg? The Stories Behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles, Vol. 2 (Winston-Salem,...
Freedom's Delay: America's Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865
Freedom's Delay: America's Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865. By Allen Carden. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 355. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-62190-050-4.) Allen Carden's history of the years between the Declaration...
Gender and Race in Antebellum Popular Culture
Gender and Race in Antebellum Popular Culture. By Sarah N. Roth. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. x, 320. $99.00, ISBN 978-1-107-04368-8.) Halfway through the introduction to her groundbreaking and compelling book...
Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times
Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times. Volume 2. Edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 438. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3785-2; cloth, $89.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3784-5.)...
Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom
Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom. By Brandon Haught. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 277. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4943-4.) The politics of evolutionism were quite active in...
Highland Park and River Oaks: The Origins of Garden Suburban Community Planning in Texas
Highland Park and River Oaks: The Origins of Garden Suburban Community Planning in Texas. By Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson. Roger Fullington Series in Architecture. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 336. $70.00, ISBN 978-0-292-74836-1.)...
House Proud: A Social History of Atlanta Interiors, 1880-1919
House Proud: A Social History of Atlanta Interiors, 1880-1919. By Lori Ericksen Rush. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, 207. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-476-4.) Residential architecture built by the generation of Atlantans of the...
Hubs of Empire: The Southeastern Lowcountry and British Caribbean
Hubs of Empire: The Southeastern Lowcountry and British Caribbean. By Matthew Mulcahy. Regional Perspectives on Early America. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 244. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-1470-6; cloth, $49.95, ISBN...
"I Am Busy Drawing Pictures": The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser, CSA
"I Am Busy Drawing Pictures": The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser, CSA. By Ross M. Kimmel and Michael P. Musick. Foreword by Gary W. Gallagher. (Annapolis: Friends of the Maryland State Archives, 2014. Pp. x, 177. $45.00,...
I Do Wish This Cruel War Was Over: First-Person Accounts of Civil War Arkansas from the Arkansas Historical Quarterly
I Do Wish This Cruel War Was Over: First-Person Accounts of Civil War Arkansas from the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Edited by Mark K. Christ and Patrick G. Williams. The Civil War in the West. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2014. Pp....
Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution
Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution. By Thomas P. Slaughter. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2014. Pp. [xx], 487. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-5834-1.) In his latest work Thomas P. Slaughter treads the well-worn road that led to the...
In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music
In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music. By Ben Wynne. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 270. $38.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-5780-0.) The harsh segregation of the southern United States during...
John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity
John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity. By Geordan Hammond. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 237. $85.00, ISBN 978-0-19-870160-6.) By his late twenties, John Wesley was so fascinated with...
Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase
Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase. By Berry Craig. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp. [viii], 365. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-4692-8.) Upon hearing several Lexington-centric papers during a panel...
Libraries and Archives
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce seventeen archival collections are now available for research: Georgia Hussars Records, 1902-1990s (MS 2400); Joseph Folchetti Collection of Bedlow, Halsey, and Parkman Letters, 1798-1856 (MS 2419);...
Lincoln and the Military
Lincoln and the Military. By John F. Marszalek. Concise Lincoln Library. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 139. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8093-3361-5.) Lincoln and the War's End. By John C. Waugh. Concise Lincoln Library....
Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C
Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C. By Kenneth J. Winkle. (New York and London: W. W. Norton and Company, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 486. Paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-393-34942-9; cloth, $29.95, ISBN 978-0 393-08155-8.) Lincoln's Citadel:...
Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present
Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present. By John McKee Barr. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 471. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-5383-3.) Merrill D. Peterson published Lincoln in American...
Masters, Slaves, and Exchange: Power's Purchase in the Old South
Masters, Slaves, and Exchange: Power's Purchase in the Old South. By Kathleen M. Hilliard. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 217. Paper, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-107-63664-4;...
More American Than Southern: Kentucky, Slavery, and the War for an American Ideology
More American Than Southern: Kentucky, Slavery, and the War for an American Ideology, 1828-1861. By Gary R. Matthews. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 345. $60.00, ISBN 978-1-62190-057-3.) Of all the upper South states...
North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-First Century
North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Craig E. Colten and Geoffrey L. Buckley. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Pp. xiv, 445. Paper, $59.00, ISBN 978-1-4422-1585-6; cloth,...
On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013
On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013. By Jennifer M. Murray. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 312. $49.00, ISBN 978-1-62190-053-5.) There is a great need...
On Democracy's Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought "One Person, One Vote" to the United States
On Democracy's Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought "One Person, One Vote" to the United States. By J. Douglas Smith. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2014. Pp. [x], 370. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-7423-5.) In 1964 the Supreme Court...
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. Edited by Simon P. Newman and Peter S. Onuf. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. [viii], 320. $39.50, ISBN 978-08139-3476-1.) In three sections...
Panic Fiction: Women and Antebellum Economic Crisis
Panic Fiction: Women and Antebellum Economic Crisis. By Mary Templin. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2014. Pp. x, 246. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1810-9.) Mary Templin's Panic Fiction: Women and Antebellum Economic Crisis analyzes antebellum...
Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, the Crisis, and American History
Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, the Crisis, and American History. Edited by Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 264. $45.00, ISBN 978-08262-2005-9.) Protest and Propaganda:...
Racial Cleansing in Arkansas, 1883-1924: Politics, Land, Labor, and Criminality
Racial Cleansing in Arkansas, 1883-1924: Politics, Land, Labor, and Criminality. By Guy Lancaster. New Studies in Southern History. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2014. Pp. [vi], 159. $80.00, ISBN 9780-7391-9547-5.) Historian Guy...
Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War
Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War. By William B. Lees and Frederick P. Gaske. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 370. $44.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4996-0.) In Recalling Deeds Immortal:...
Records of the Moravians among the Cherokees
Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees. Volume 5: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 3: Farewell to Sister Gambold, 1817-1821. Edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. Starbuck. (Tahlequah, Okla.: Cherokee Heritage Press, 2013. Pp. [xxii], 2079-2710....
Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott
Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott. By Lea VanderVelde. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 305. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-992729-6.) The historiography of free people of color is still in its early...
Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974
Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974. By Timothy N. Thurber. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. Pp. [xii], 500. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1938-2.) In this well-researched study, Timothy N....
Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America
Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America. By Rex Bowman and Carlos Santos. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 182. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-3470-9.) Thomas...
Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State
Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State. By Robert Wuthnow. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. Pp. [viii], 654. $39.50, ISBN 978-0-691-15989-8.) Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most...
Scalawag: A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism
Scalawag: A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism. By Edward H. Peeples, with Nancy MacLean. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. [xxii], 218. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3539-3.) Edward...
Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785-1850
Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785-1850. By John R. Van Atta. Reconfiguring American Political History. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 294. $54.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-1275-7.)...
Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War
Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. By Daniel S. Lucks. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp [viii] 366. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-4507-5.) Historians have long studied the relationship between the Vietnam...
Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers
Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers. By Ken S. Mueller. Early American Places. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 320. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-087580-700-3; cloth, $45.00,...
Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition
Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition. By Michael K. Honey. Palgrave Studies in Oral History. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp. [XX], 210. Paper, $28.00, ISBN...
Shrill Hurrahs: Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900
Shrill Hurrahs: Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900. By Kate Cote Gillin. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. x, 170. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-291-1.) Scholars have long acknowledged that ex-Confederates...
Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815: Andrew Jackson, the Creek War, and the Battle of New Orleans
Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815: Andrew Jackson, the Creek War, and the Battle of New Orleans. By Tom Kanon. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2014. Pp. [viii], 263. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1829-1.) Overshadowed by the attention paid to the...
The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution
The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution. By John D. Bessler. (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, 677. $75.00, ISBN 978-1-61163-604-8.) Law professor and death penalty expert John D. Bessler's...
The Civil War in the Border South
The Civil War in the Border South. By Christopher Phillips. Reflections on the Civil War Era. (Santa Barbara, Calif., and other cities: Praeger, 2013. Pp. xiv, 171. $37.00, ISBN 978-0-275-99502-7.) Christopher Phillips, professor of history at the...
The Dilemma over Moderates: School Desegregation in Alamance County, North Carolina
ADDING TO HIS WELL-DESERVED REPUTATION AS AN OPPONENT OF the civil rights movement, Raleigh, North Carolina-based commentator Jesse Helms broadcast a television editorial in 1966 criticizing a recent decision by the federal Department of Health, Education,...
The Early Laps of Stock Car Racing: A History of the Sport and Business through 1974
The Early Laps of Stock Car Racing: A History of the Sport and Business through 1974. By Betty Boles Ellison. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. x, 284. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-7934-4.) Betty Boles Ellison's The Early Laps...
The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861
The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861. By Edward G. Longacre. Campaigns and Commanders. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 662. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4498-6.) American history textbooks normally devote little, if any, attention...
The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region
The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region. By Marcie Cohen Ferris. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 477. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-1768-8.) Marcie Cohen Ferris's much-anticipated overview...
The History of Professional Nursing in North Carolina, 1902-2002
The History of Professional Nursing in North Carolina, 1902-2002. By Phoebe Pollitt. (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2014. Pp. [xx], 256. Paper, $32.00, ISBN 978-1-61163-163-0.) Based on a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, this...
The Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road: Dreams of Linking North and South
The Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road: Dreams of Linking North and South. By H. Roger Grant. Railroads Past and Present. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 191. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-253-01181-7.) Often lost in the...
The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom
The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom. By Richard Dwight Porcher Jr. and William Robert Judd. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xxvi], 379. $59.95, ISBN...
The National Council on Indian Opportunity: Quiet Champion of Self Determination
The National Council on Indian Opportunity: Quiet Champion of Self Determination. By Thomas A. Britten. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 337. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8263-5499-0.) This straightforward account quietly, but...
The Notorious Isaac Earl and His Scouts: Union Soldiers, Prisoners, Spies
The Notorious Isaac Earl and His Scouts: Union Soldiers, Prisoners, Spies. By Gordon L. Olson. (Grand Rapids, Mich., and Cambridge, Eng.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014. Pp. [xii], 300. Paper, $22.00, ISBN 978-0-8028-6801-5.) Gordon...
The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865
The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865. By James J. Gigantino II. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Pp. [viii], 359. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-4649-0.) Although discussions of American slavery...
The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789
The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789. By Edward J. Larson. (New York: William Morrow, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 366. $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224867-1.) In December 1783 George Washington retired, at age fifty-one, as arguably the most famous person...
The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier
The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier. By Turk McCleskey. Early American Histories. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. x, 324. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-3582-9.)...
The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the Civil War
The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the Civil War. By Mark M. Smith. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 197. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-19-975998-9.) The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege: A Sensory...
The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation
The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation. By John Kyle Day. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. viii, 241. $60.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-031-5.) The volume of civil rights-related monographs published...
The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr
The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr. By Michael J. Drexler and Ed White. (New York and London: New York University Press, 2014. Pp. [xxviii], 207. Paper, $24.00, ISBN 978-1-4798-4253-7; cloth, $75.00,...
The War on Slums in the Southwest: Public Housing and Slum Clearance in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, 1935-1965
The War on Slums in the Southwest: Public Housing and Slum Clearance in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, 1935-1965. By Robert B. Fairbanks. Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 242. $59.50, ISBN...
The Williamston Freedom Movement: A North Carolina Town's Struggle for Civil Rights
The Williamston Freedom Movement: A North Carolina Town's Struggle for Civil Rights, 1957-1970. By Amanda Hilliard Smith. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. viii, 211. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-07864-7636-7.) Scholars and students...
To Govern the Devil in Hell: The Political Crisis in Territorial Kansas
To Govern the Devil in Hell: The Political Crisis in Territorial Kansas. By Pearl T. Ponce. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 314. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-87580-706-5; cloth, $39.95, ISBN 978-0 87580-486-6.) Pearl T....
To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement
To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement. By Christopher Cameron. American Abolitionism and Antislavery. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 172. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-60635-194-9.)...
Trading with the Enemy: The Covert Economy during the American Civil War
Trading with the Enemy: The Covert Economy During the American Civil War. By Philip Leigh. (Yardley, Pa.: Westholme Publishing, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 182. $26.00, ISBN 978-1-59416-199-5.) In Trading with the Enemy: The Covert Economy During the American...
Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States
Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States. By Paul D. Escott. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. [x], 267. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4941-0.) The most celebrated comparative studies...
Voices beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century
Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century. Edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis. (Montgomery, Ala.: NewSouth Books, 2014. Pp. [xxxviii], 310. $28.95, ISBN 978-1-58838-298-6.) Erika DeSimone and Fidel...
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