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. 82, No. 1, February

A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South
A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South. By Audrey Thomas McCluskey. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Pp. x, 181. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-4422-1138-4.) Arguably the most...
African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War
African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War. By Richard M. Reid. American Abolitionism and Antislavery. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2015. Pp. [xvi], 292. Paper, $28.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-255-7.) Through...
A Home for Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School
A Home for Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School. By Jerry C. Armor. Foreword by Wayne Flynt. (Montgomery, Ala.: NewSouth Books, 2015. Pp. xiv, 186. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-60306-345-6.) Nostalgia glosses the pages...
Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas
Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas. By Christa Dierksheide. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 279. $45.00, ISBN 978-0 8139-3621-5.) Just as World...
America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation
America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation. By Grant Wacker. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 413. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-674-05218-5.) Grant Wacker has provided a welcome and much-needed interpretation...
Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare
Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare. By Teresa S. Moyer. Foreword by Paul A. Shackel. Cultural Heritage Studies. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. [xviii], 217. $74.95,...
A Step toward Brown V. Board of Education: Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation
A Step toward Brown v. Board of Education; Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation. By Cheryl Elizabeth Brown Wattley. (Norman; University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 305. $24.95, ISBN 978-0 8061-4545-7.) In A Step toward...
Banking in Oklahoma, 1907-2000
Banking in Oklahoma, 1907-2000. By Michael J. Hightower. Foreword by Frank Keating. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. [xvii], 482. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4495-5.) This book about financial history is the second volume by Michael...
Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town
Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town. By Ellen Griffith Spears. New Directions in Southern Studies. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. xxiv, 440. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1171-6.) In the...
Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain and the Civil War
Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain and the Civil War. By Richard W. Smith. ([Bloomington, Ind.]: XLibris, 2014. Pp. xvi, 311. Paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4797-0289-3; cloth, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4797-0290-9.) American historians have long been accused...
Bishops, Bourbons, and Big Mules: A History of the Episcopal Church in Alabama
Bishops, Bourbons, and Big Mules: A History of the Episcopal Church in Alabama. By J. Barry Vaughn. Religion and American Culture. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 264. $49.95, ISBN 978-08173-1811-6.) J. Barry Vaughn has...
Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote
Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote. By Marion Castleberry. Foreword by Hallie Foote. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2014. Pp. [xxxvi], 500. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-505-1.) The Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winning dramatist...
Brothers Born of One Mother: British-Native American Relations in the Colonial Southeast
Brothers Born of One Mother: British-Native American Relations in the Colonial Southeast. By Michelle LeMaster. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 292. $39.50, ISBN 978-0 8139-3241-5.) Over the last two decades,...
Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement
Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement. By Sara Fanning. Early American Places. (New York and London: New York University Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 167. $35.00, ISBN 978-08147-6493-0.) Caribbean Crossing: Africans...
Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation
Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation. By T. Felder Dorn. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xvi, 470. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-249-2.) "Did not our hearts burn within...
Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906: Tribal Voice of a People in Transition
Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1906: Tribal Voice of a People in Transition. By Cullen Joe Holland. Revised and edited by James P. Pate. (Tahlequah, Okla.: Cherokee Heritage Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 569. $45.00, ISBN 978-0 9826907-3-4.) A classic and...
Consolidating Support for a Law "Incapable of Enforcement": Segregation on Tennessee Streetcars, 1900-1930
ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1905, A SHELBY COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT GRAND jury in Memphis, Tennessee, indicted Mary Morrison for violating the state's recently enacted streetcar segregation statute. The indictment charged that ten days earlier, Morrison, an African...
Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans
Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans. By Nathalie Dessens. Contested Boundaries. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. [xiv], 272. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6020-0.) In Creole City: A Chronicle of...
Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee-The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged
Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged. By William C. Davis. (Boston: Da Capo Press, 2014. Pp. [xxiv], 629. $32.50, ISBN 978-0-306-82245-2.) Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant--their names...
Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory
Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory. By Lynnell L. Thomas. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 256. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5728-5; cloth, $89.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5714-8.) ...
Discovering Texas History
Discovering Texas History. Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud, Light Townsend Cummins, and Cary D. Wintz. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. [viii], 343. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4619-5.) This handy topical guide to Texas historiography...
Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America
Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America. By Amy Widestrom. American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 255. $59.95, ISBN 978-0- 8122-4659-9.) In the growing...
Dysplacement and Southern History
TOWARD THE BEGINNING OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY BOOK, A BOEING 747 pilot (and former historian-in-training) introduces the term place lag, a counterpart to jet lag. Pilots rarely experience jet lag, Mark Vanhoenacker maintains, because they keep their watches...
Ed Kings Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer
Ed Kings Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer. By Rev. Ed King and Trent Watts. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. x, 150. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-115-2.) Ed King's Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer...
Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln
Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln. By Jonathan W. White. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 275. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-5457-1.)...
Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Empire of Cotton: A Global History. By Sven Beckert. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. Pp. xxii, 615. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-375-41414-5.) Among the signal contributions of the new history of capitalism is the insistence that slavery be central to our...
Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime That Should Haunt America
Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime That Should Haunt America. By Gary Clayton Anderson. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 462. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4421-4.) In Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime That Should...
For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate across America
For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America. By Dale W. Laackman. (Chicago and Milwaukee: S. Woodhouse Books, 2014. Pp. [ix], 293. $25.95, ISBN 978-1-893121-98-0.) Dale W. Laackman advises, "This is not a...
Fort Worth: Outpost, Cowtown, Boomtown
Fort Worth: Outpost, Cowtown, Boomtown. By Harold Rich. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 274. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4492-4.) Established in 1849 as a U.S. Army garrison, Fort Worth, Texas, became one of the most economically...
Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections That Created America
Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections That Created America. By Lance Banning. Edited and with an introduction by Todd Estes. Foreword by Gordon S. Wood. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp. [x], 361. $45.00, ISBN...
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. By Eric Foner. (New York and London: W. W. Norton and Company, 2015. Pp. [xviii], 301. $26.95, ISBN 978-0-393-24407-6.) After more than a century and a half, the Underground Railroad...
George Galphin and the Transformation of the Georgia-South Carolina Backcountry
George Galphin and the Transformation of the Georgia-South Carolina Backcountry. By Michael P. Morris. New Studies in Southern History. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2015. Pp. [viii], 193. $80.00, ISBN 978-1-4985-0173-6.) Georgia...
Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950
Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950. By Abby Burnett. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 327. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-111-4.) Combining the insights and techniques of folklore, history,...
Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions
Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions. By Susanne Jonas and Nestor Rodriguez. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 276. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-292-76826-0; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 978-0-292 76060-8.) Susanne Jonas and Nestor...
Indian Country to Slave Country: The Transformation of Natchez during the American Revolution
From 1775 to 1778, the British inhabitants of Natchez hoped that the relative isolation of their agricultural settlement on the Mississippi River would shield them from the turmoil that the American Revolution had unleashed along the Atlantic coast....
In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle
In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle. By Darryl Mace. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp. [xii],...
In Subjection: Church Discipline in the Early American South, 1760-1830
In Subjection: Church Discipline in the Early American South, 1760-1830. By Jessica Madison. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 178. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-500-6.) In this account of Baptist church discipline in the Carolinas...
Intellectual Manhood: University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South
Intellectual Manhood: University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South. By Timothy J. Williams. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. [xviii], 284. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1839-5.) "Most standard narratives of American...
Jubal Early: Robert E. Lee's "Bad Old Man."
Jubal Early: Robert E. Lee's "Bad Old Man." By Benjamin Franklin Cooling III. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Pp. xiv, 201. $38.00, ISBN 978-0-8108-8913-2.) The name Jubal A. Early is rarely mentioned in the same refrain...
Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times
Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times. Edited by Melissa A. McEuen and Thomas H. Appleton Jr. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. [xvi], 432. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4453-9; cloth, $89.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4452-2.)...
La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence
La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence. Edited by Viviana Diaz Balsera and Rachel A. May. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 312. $79.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6011-8.) Viviana Diaz Balsera and Rachel...
LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas
LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas. By Robert Harold Duke. Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 248. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-172-7.)...
Libraries and Archives
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce twenty archival collections are now available for research: Ivan R. Tomkins photographs of John Abbot home, circa 1957 (MS 2211); Smith School class photograph, 1932 (MS 2601); Stacy Doty collection...
Lincoln's Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era
Lincoln's Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era. By Paul D. Escott. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv],...
Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500-1821
Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500-1821. By F. Todd Smith. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 278. $42.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-5710-7.) For this work, F. Todd Smith relies on his expertise in southern Indian history...
Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel
Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel. By Maryjean Wall. Topics in Kentucky History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp. x, 190. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8131-4706-2.) Infamous locales like Storyville in New Orleans...
Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War
Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War. By Colin Edward Woodward. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. x, 283. $39.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-3541-6.)...
Miss Mary's Money: Fortune and Misfortune in a North Carolina Plantation Family, 1760-1924
Miss Mary's Money: Fortune and Misfortune in a North Carolina Plantation Family, 1760-1924. By H. G. Jones, with David Southern. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2015. Pp. [vi], 224. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-7864-9662-4.) Miss Mary's Money: Fortune...
Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government
Nation Within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government. Edited by Glenn Feldman. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp. xii, 354. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4987-8.) This collection begins with an essay...
Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County
Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County. By David F. Allmendinger Jr. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 416. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-1479-9.) Over the years, scholars have expressed much uncertainty about Nat Turner...
Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America
Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America. By J. Brent Morris. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 332. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1827-2.) Thanks...
Our Fighting Governor: The Life of Thomas M. Campbell and the Politics of Progressive Reform in Texas
Our Fighting Governor: The Life of Thomas M. Campbell and the Politics of Progressive Reform in Texas. By Janet Schmelzer. Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 214....
Region, Religion, and Competing Visions of Mountain Mission Education in the Ozarks
In the Ozark region of northwestern Arkansas, the hamlets of Kingston and Parthenon lie fewer than thirty miles from one another, separated by the rugged terrain of the Boston Mountains and the narrow Buffalo River Valley. In the 1920s, the journey...
Revolutionizing Expectations: Women's Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980
Revolutionizing Expectations: Women's Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980. By Melissa Estes Blair. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 203. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978- 0-8203-4713-4; cloth, $74.95,...
Schooling Jim Crow: The Fight for Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics
Schooling Jim Crow: The Fight for Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics. By Jay Winston Driskell Jr. Carter G. Woodson Institute Series. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp....
Shiloh: Conquer or Perish
Shiloh: Conquer or Perish. By Timothy B. Smith. Modern War Studies. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2014. Pp. [xxii], 583. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1995-5.) Timothy B. Smith's Shiloh: Conquer or Perish is the best scholarly treatment of the...
Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair
Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair. By Miki Pfeffer. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. xii, 267. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-134-3.) In the scholarly world of...
Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915
Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915. By K. Stephen Prince. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 321. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1418-2.) The long retreat from Reconstruction,...
Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland
Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland. By Stephen E. Towne. Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest. (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015. Pp. [xii], 430. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8214-2103-1;...
Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics
Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics. By Harry Lembeck. (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2015. Pp. 544. $27.00, ISBN 978-1-61614-954-3.) Although President Theodore Roosevelt...
The Antipedo Baptists of Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1710-2010
The Antipedo Baptists of Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1710-2010. By Roy Talbert Jr. and Meggan A. Farish. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. [x], 189. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-420-5.) This book is the history of what...
The Association
The eighty-second meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida, on November 2-5, 2016, Wednesday through Saturday. At the close of the Association's eighty-first meeting...
The Blue, the Gray, and the Green: Toward an Environmental History of the Civil War
The Blue, the Gray, and the Green: Toward an Environmental History of the Civil War. Edited by Brian Allen Drake. UnCivil Wars. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. [x], 250. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4715-8; cloth,...
The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries
The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries. By William R. Reynolds Jr. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2015. Pp. [x], 425. Paper, $55.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-7317-5.) This book is about the Cherokee people and...
The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom
The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom. By James Green. (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 440. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-8021-2331-2.) No American industry of the late 1800s and early...
The Father of Virginia Military Institute: A Biography of Colonel J. T. L. Preston
The Father of Virginia Military Institute: A Biography of Colonel J. T. L. Preston, CSA. By Randolph P. Shaffner. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2014. Pp. [xii], 269. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-9395-1.) Randolph P. Shaffner has succeeded...
The Great Call-Up: The Guard, the Border, and the Mexican Revolution
The Great Call-Up: The Guard, the Border, and the Mexican Revolution. By Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. [xiv], 559. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4645-4.) In The Great Call-Up: The Guard, the...
The Historian Behind the History: Conversations with Southern Historians
The Historian behind the History: Conversations with Southern Historians. Edited by Megan L. Bever and Scott A. Suarez. Introduction by George C. Rable. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 202. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1851-2.)...
The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America
The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America. By Joseph Andrew Orser. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 259. $28.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-1830-2.) Conjoined at birth, Chang and Eng became nineteenth-century...
The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865
The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865. By Timothy B. Smith. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 296. $60.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-097-1.) In recent years, Timothy B....
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. Vol. 10: 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. Vol. 10: 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817. Edited by J. Jefferson Looney et al. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013. Pp. xlviii, 748. $115.00, ISBN 978-0-691-16047-4.) The Papers...
The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River
The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River. By Julian M. Pleasants. New Directions in Southern History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. Pp. [vi], 406. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-4677-5.) Julian M. Pleasants traces...
The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development
The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development. By Kevin Dougherty. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. viii, 211. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-153-4.) In November 1861 the federal occupiers of the Sea Islands off the South...
The Rebel Yell: A Cultural History
The Rebel Yell: A Cultural History. By Craig A. Warren. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2014. Pp. [xxii], 214. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1848-2.) "My conclusions at times may surprise readers," writes Craig A. Warren in his monograph on...
The Warm Springs Story: Legacy and Legend
The Warm Springs Story: Legacy and Legend. By F. Martin Harmon. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 318. $35.00, ISBN 978-0 88146-472-6.) In The Warm Springs Story: Legacy and Legend, F. Martin Harmon, the retired public relations...
The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent
The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent. Edited by Andrew Shankman. Routledge Worlds. (New York and London: Routledge, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 460. $262.00, ISBN 978-0-415-53708-7.) The Routledge...
To Live and Die in Dixie: Native Northerners Who Fought for the Confederacy
To Live and Die in Dixie: Native Northerners Who Fought for the Confederacy. By David Ross Zimring. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Pp. x, 469. $59.95, ISBN 978-1-62190-106-8.) In To Live and Die in Dixie: Native Northerners Who...
Two Armies on the Rio Grande: The First Campaign of the U.S.-Mexican War
Two Armies on the Rio Grande: The First Campaign of the U.S.-Mexican War. By Douglas A. Murphy. Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015. Pp. [xii], 320. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-189-5.)...
Until You Are Dead Dead Dead: The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson
Until You Are Dead Dead Dead: The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson. By Jim Bradshaw and Danielle Miller. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. xiv, 235. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-62846-099-5.) Jim Bradshaw and Danielle Miller have written...
"We Never Retreat": Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812-1822
"We Never Retreat": Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812-1822. By Ed Bradley. Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015. Pp. [xxii], 318. $47.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-257-1.)...
William Washington, American Light Dragoon: A Continental Cavalry Leader in the War of Independence
William Washington, American Light Dragoon: A Continental Cavalry Leader in the War of Independence. By Daniel Murphy. (Yardley, Pa.: Westholme, 2014. Pp. [x], 225. $26.00, ISBN 978-1-59416-212-1.) What drives a cavalryman toward the enemy's ranks...
Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946
Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946. By David Lucander. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 320. $60.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03862-4.) As the Chicago Defender reported on February...
Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, Mississippi, June-July, 1864
Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, Mississippi, June-July, 1864. By Thomas E. Parson. Foreword by Timothy B. Smith. Civil War Soldiers and Strategies. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2014. Pp. [xx], 362. $39.95,...
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