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. 2, May

A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life. By Allyson Hobbs. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. [xii], 382. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-36810-1.) An insightful introduction prepares readers for five...
A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents, 1865-1881
A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents, 1865-1881. Edited by Edward O. Frantz. Wiley Blackwell Companions to History. (Malden, Mass.: Wiley Blackwell, 2014. Pp. xii. 642. $195.00, ISBN 978-1-4443-3928-4.) This volume contains thirty essays...
American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism
American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism. By Matthew Avery Sutton. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 459. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-04836-2.) In American Apocalypse: A History...
Announcements and Activities
The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center History Office and the University of Alabama in Huntsville History Department invite academics, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit proposals for papers to be presented at a symposium, March 16-17,...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
Eleven hundred and sixty people attended our annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, this past November--an especially strong showing when we remember the prevailing wisdom that our attendance dips whenever we go west of the Mississippi River. ...
Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South
Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South. By Martin Ruef. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. Pp. [xviii], 285. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-691-16277-5.) Following the Civil War, the South experienced...
Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism
Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism. By Sarah L. Silkey. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. [xiv], 206. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4557-4.) Lynching and the life of antilynching activist...
Censoring Racial Ridicule: Irish, Jewish, and African American Struggles over Race and Representation, 1890-1930
Censoring Racial Ridicule: Irish, Jewish, and African American Struggles over Race and Representation, 1890-1930. By M. Alison Kibler. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. [xiv], 314. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1836-4.) ...
Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South
Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South. By Talitha L. LeFlouria. Justice, Power, and Politics. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. [xvi], 257. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2247-7.) Believing that historians...
Class and Politics in the Mississippi Movement: An Analysis of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Delegation
A NEW GENERATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORIANS HAS BEGUN TO subvert the top-down, uplifting narrative that characterized the earlier literature. These scholars not only have extended the standard movement time line of Montgomery to Memphis both backward...
Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South
Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South. By Reiko Hillyer. The American South. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. [xiv], 266. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3670-3.) Reiko Hillyer's Designing...
Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M: The First Hundred Years
Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M: The First Hundred Years. By Henry C. Dethloff and Stephen W. Searcy. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015. Pp. [xiv], 226. $30.00,...
Faces like Devils: The Bald Knohher Vigilantes in the Ozarks
Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knohher Vigilantes in the Ozarks. By Matthew J. Hernando. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2015. Pp. [xiv], 313. $60.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-2041-7.) The Bald Knobbers were practitioners of personal and political...
Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery
Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery. By Susan Croce Kelly. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. Pp. [xvi], 272. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4499-3.) In Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery, Susan Croce Kelly persuasively argues that...
Libraries and Archives
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce twenty-six archival collections are now available for research: William Brown Hodgson indenture, 1860 (MS 2111); Henry Meinhard Bros, slave bill of sale, November 11, 1863 (MS 2484); James Jordan...
Penn Center: A History Preserved
Penn Center: A History Preserved. By Orville Vernon Burton, with Wilbur Cross. foreword by Emory S. Campbell. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2014. Pp. [xxiv], 190. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-2602-3.) In Penn Center: A History...
Race, Gender, and Film Censorship in Virginia, 1922-1965
Race, Gender, and Film Censorship in Virginia, 1922-1965. By Melissa Ooten. New Studies in Southern History. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2015. Pp. [vi], 213. $80.00, ISBN 978-0-7391-9029-6.) Melissa Ooten has written about going...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2015: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2015 except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2015: A Selected Bibliography
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT BAKER, NANCY E. Integrating Women into Modern Kentucky History: The Equal Rights Amendment Debate (1972-1978) as a Case Study. Reg. Ky. Hist. Soc., v. 113, Spring-Summer, 477-507. BAKER, SCOTT. Desegregation, Minimum Competency...
Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism
Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism. By Paige A. McGinley. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 286. Paper. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5745-2; cloth. $89.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5731-5.) Public conceptions of the American...
The Association
The 2015 Nominating Committee, consisting of Daniel C. Littlefield, University of South Carolina, chair; Charles C. Bolton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Jane Dailey, University of Chicago; Ted DeLaney, Washington and Lee University;...
The Editors Acknowledge Receipt of the Following Titles
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath. By John Philip Colletta. (New ed.; Washington, D.C., 2015. Pp. [xii], 544. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-7884-5588-9.)...
The New Deal and the Great Depression
The New Deal and the Great Depression. Edited by Aaron D. Purcell. Interpreting American History. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2014. Pp. x, 234. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-220-5.) The New Deal and the Great Depression sets forth an ambitious...
The Traveling Life of John Littlejohn: Methodism, Mobility, and Social Exchange from Revolutionary Virginia to Early Republican Kentucky
Word of the preacher's arrival in Louisville preceded him. To his surprise as he stepped onto the city's riverside docks, he was greeted by an enslaved woman, who beseeched him to visit her ailing mistress. John Littlejohn was a longtime Methodist...
Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960
Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960. By Matthew L. Downs. Making the Modern South. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. Pp. [x], 331. $47.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-5714-5.) Transforming the South:...
Unwriting the Freedom Narrative: A Review Essay
In the fifty years spanning the centennial and sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Civil War, much has changed in the way historians think about that cataclysmic event. Indeed, many no longer think of the Civil War as a single event but rather as...
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