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. 4, November

A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia
A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia. By Jerry D. Thompson. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 939. $95.00, ISBN 978-0-8263-5567-6.) Jerry D. Thompson's comprehensive review of the men who joined...
Addressing America: George Washington's Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852
Addressing America: George Washington's Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852. By Jeffrey J. Malanson. New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 253. $55.00,...
Adventurism and Empire: The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803
Adventurism and Empire: The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803. By David Narrett. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 375. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-1833-3.) In this impressive book, David...
A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington
A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington. By Adrienne M. Harrison. (Lincoln, Neb.: Potomac Books, 2015. Pp. xiv, 307. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-61234-725-7.) National mythology emphasizes the impressive intelligence of America's Founding...
A Scientific Way of War: Antebellum Military Science, West Point, and the Origins of American Military Thought
A Scientific Way of War: Antebellum Military Science, West Point, and the Origins of American Military Thought. By Ian C. Hope. Studies in War, Society, and the Military. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 334. $55.00,...
Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination
Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination. By Richard M. Mizelle Jr. (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 209. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-8166-7926-3; cloth, $75.00, ISBN 978-0-8166-7925-6.)...
Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery
Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery. By Adam Rothman. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. [xiv], 263. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-36812-5.) Adam Rothman weaves together an incisive narrative...
Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin' Sound and Its Legacy
Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin' Sound and Its Legacy. By Tim Newby. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2015. Pp. viii, 235. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-9439-2.) Among cultural perceptions of North American music and geography,...
Book Notes
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government. By Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels. Princeton Studies in Political Behavior. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.:...
Border Sanctuary: The Conservation Legacy of the Santa Ana Land Grant
Border Sanctuary: The Conservation Legacy of the Santa Ana Land Grant. By M. J. Morgan. Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 215. $32.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-320-2.) ...
Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763
Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763. By Daniel J. Tortora. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 274. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2122-7.) Daniel J. Tortora's Carolina...
Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness
Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness. By Earl J. Hess. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 299. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-5937-8.) One of the long-standing debates in Civil War military...
Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front during World War II
Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front during World War II. By Richard E. Holl. Topics in Kentucky History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Pp. [viii], 396. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-6563-9.) In his new book, Richard E. Holl...
Conservatives in the Everglades: Sun Belt Environmentalism and the Creation of Everglades National Park
AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, SEVERAL SOUTHERN STATES SOUGHT to sustain the economic growth they had experienced during the war. Many focused on building up their manufacturing, high-tech, and resource extraction industries. At the same time, tourism...
Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution
Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution. Edited by Sam W. Haynes and Gerald D. Saxon. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 173. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-309-7.) In his introduction...
Creating and Consuming the American South
Creating and Consuming the American South. Edited by Martyn Bone, Brian Ward, and William A. Link. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. x, 344. $79.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6069-9.) Creating and Consuming the American...
Daydreams and Nightmares: A Virginia Family Faces Secession and War
Daydreams and Nightmares: A Virginia Family Faces Secession and War. By Brent Tarter. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 147. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-3709-0.) ...
Death and the American South
Death and the American South. Edited by Craig Thompson Friend and Lorri Glover. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 280. $95.00, ISBN 978-1-107-08420-9.) Based on a conference...
Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida
Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida. By Tameka Bradley Hobbs. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. xiv, 273. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6104-7.) Time and again the American public has been...
Endgame for Empire: British-Creek Relations in Georgia and Vicinity, 1763-1776
Endgame for Empire: British-Creek Relations in Georgia and Vicinity, 1763-1776. By John T. Juricek. Contested Boundaries. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. x, 326. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6074-3.) The year 1763...
Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett
Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett. Edited by Bernard L. Herman. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. lxxvi, 84. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-2762-5.) As a lifelong resident of Bessemer, Alabama, a studio assistant to the celebrated...
Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. By James M. Denham. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. x, 505. $20.00, ISBN 978-0-8130 6049-1.) The U.S. Constitution...
Florida Founder William P. DuVal: Frontier Bon Vivant
Florida Founder William P. DuVal: Frontier Bon Vivant. By James M. Denham. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 456. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-466-3.) This work is the most comprehensive book-length study of the life and...
George Washington Carver: A Life
George Washington Carver: A Life. By Christina Vella. Southern Biography Series. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 422. $38.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6074-9.) In dozens of interviews and speeches before his death in 1943,...
German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era
German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era. By Monique Laney. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 302. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-30019803-4.) Histories concerning space...
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. By Ari Berman. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. Pp. [x], 372. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-374-15827-9.) This is a highly readable, important account of the back and forth struggle...
Green Civic Republicanism and Environmental Action against Surface Mining in Lincoln County, West Virginia, 1974-1990
CIVIC REPUBLICAN IDEALS LIE AT THE HEART OF THE UNITED STATES. Although they have long existed in tension with other political philosophies, there remains in American society a general understanding of the importance of placing the concerns of the...
Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845
Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845. By Kim Tolley. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 265. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2433-4.) Kim Tolley's account of Susan Nye Hutchison's teaching...
Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance
Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance. By Phil Jamison. Music in American Life. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 276. Paper, $28.00, ISBN 978-0 252-08081-4; cloth, $95.00,...
Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend
Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend. By Ron J. Jackson Jr. and Lee Spencer White. Foreword by Phil Collins. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 325. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4703-1.) Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend...
John Kasper and Ezra Pound: Saving the Republic
John Kasper and Ezra Pound: Saving the Republic. By Alec Marsh. Historicizing Modernism. (London and other cities: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Pp. xvi, 301. $104.00, ISBN 978-1-4725-0886-7.) Having published two earlier books on Ezra Pound, Money...
John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner
John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner. By R. Bruce Stephenson. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 294. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-62534-079-5.) In this deeply researched and richly detailed biography of John...
Journey to Texas, 1833
Journey to Texas, 1833. By Detlef Dunt. Translated by Anders Saustrup. Edited by James C. Kearney and Geir Bentzen. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. Pp. [vi], 182. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-292-74021-1.) In 1834 Detlef Dunt published his observations...
Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture
Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture. Edited by Andrew Kelly. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Pp. xvi, 311. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-5567-8.) From the foreword's reminiscences by collector Allan Weiss to the...
LBJ's Neglected Legacy: How Lyndon Johnson Reshaped Domestic Policy and Government
LBJ's Neglected Legacy: How Lyndon Johnson Reshaped Domestic Policy and Government. Edited by Robert H. Wilson, Norman J. Glickman, and Laurence E. Lynn Jr. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 481. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4773-0253-8;...
Leaders of the Mexican American Generation: Biographical Essays
Leaders of the Mexican American Generation: Biographical Essays. Edited by Anthony Quiroz. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2015. Pp. xviii, 362. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-60732-336-5.) This edited collection seeks to add to the literature on the...
Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul
Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul. By Tanisha C. Ford. Gender and American Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 256. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696 2515-7.) Tanisha C. Ford presents...
Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton
Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton. By William Marvel. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 611. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-2249-1.) In Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton, William...
Listening to Rosita: The Business of Tejana Music and Culture, 1930-1955
Listening to Rosita: The Business of Tejana Music and Culture, 1930-1955. By Mary Ann Villarreal. Race and Culture in the American West. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. xxxvi, 177. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4852-6.) Listening to Rosita:...
Martyr of Loray Mill: Ella May and the 1929 Textile Workers' Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina
Martyr of Loray Mill: Ella May and the 1929 Textile Workers' Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina. By Kristina Horton. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2015. Pp. vi, 232. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-7864-9964-9.) Kristina Horton approaches the...
Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works
Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works. By Canter Brown Jr. and Larry Eugene Rivers. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. xvi, 351. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6114-6.) Canter Brown Jr. and Larry Eugene Rivers...
Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography: A Biography, 1806-1873
Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography: A Biography, 1806-1873. By John Grady. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2015. Pp. viii, 354. Paper, $45.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-7821-7.) John Grady's new biography provides a concise and popularly...
One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County
One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County. By Carol V. R. George. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 298. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-023108-8.) The murder...
Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South. By Christopher Dickey. (New York: Crown Publishers, 2015. Pp. [xii], 388. $27.00, ISBN 978-0-307-88727-6.) Christopher Dickey has written a fascinating account of Robert Bunch's...
Picturing Migrants: The Grapes of Wrath and New Deal Documentary Photography
Picturing Migrants: The Grapes of Wrath and New Deal Documentary Photography. By James R. Swensen. The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 256. $34.95,...
Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820
Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820. By Trevor Burnard. American Beginnings, 1500-1900. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. x, 357. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-226-28610-5.) This is...
Practicing Democracy: Popular Politics in the United States from the Constitution to the Civil War
Practicing Democracy: Popular Politics in the United States from the Constitution to the Civil War. Edited by Daniel Peart and Adam I. P. Smith. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Pp. [viii], 296. $49.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-3770-0.)...
Privateers of the Americas: Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic
Privateers of the Americas: Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic. By David Head. Early American Places. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 201. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4864-3;...
Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier
Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier. By James Van Horn Melton. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 321. $99.99, ISBN 978-1-107-06328-0.) In...
Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America
Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America. By Sharony Green. Early American Places. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 199. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-87580-723-2; cloth, $36.00, ISBN 978-0-87580-491-0.)...
Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960
Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960. By Christina D. Abreu. Envisioning Cuba. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 303. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2084-8.) ...
Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century
Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century. By Leslie Kemp Poole. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. x, 274. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6081-1.) Among the most regrettable missing elements...
Slavery and Forced Migration in the Antebellum South
Slavery and Forced Migration in the Antebellum South. By Damian Alan Pargas. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 281. Paper, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-107-65896-7; cloth, $80.00,...
Slavery and War in the Americas: Race, Citizenship, and State Building in the United States and Brazil, 1861-1870
Slavery and War in the Americas: Race, Citizenship, and State Building in the United States and Brazil, 1861-1870. By Vitor Izecksohn. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014....
Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture
Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture. By Joshua Guthman. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. [xii], 219. Paper, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2486-0.) Historians have too often reduced Primitive Baptists to...
The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America
The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America. By Gabriel N. Rosenberg. Politics and Culture in Modern America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Pp. [x], 290. $55.00, ISBN 978-08122-4753-4.) A freckled boy proudly...
The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando De Soto to Hurricane Katrina
The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina. By Christopher Morris. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 300. $36.95, ISBN 978-0-19-531691-9.)...
The British Gentry, the Southern Planter, and the Northern Family Farmer: Agriculture and Sectional Antagonism in North America
The British Gentry, the Southern Planter, and the Northern Family Farmer: Agriculture and Sectional Antagonism in North America. By James L. Huston. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 345. $47.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-5918-7.)...
The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory
The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory. Edited by Bradley R. Clampitt. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. [viii], 192. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-7727-4.) Today, historians continue to seek meaning in...
The "Colored Hero" of Harper's Ferry: John Anthony Copeland and the War against Slavery
The "Colored Hero" of Harper's Ferry: John Anthony Copeland and the War Against Slavery. By Steven Lubet. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 272. $27.99, ISBN 978-1-107-07602-0.) Most historians know well the events at Harpers...
"The Enemy within Never Did Without": German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, 1942-1945
"The Enemy Within Never Did Without": German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, 1942-1945. Edited by Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford. (Huntsville: Texas Review Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 162. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-68003-028-0.)...
The Great Melding: War, the Dixiecrat Rebellion, and the Southern Model for America's New Conservatism
The Great Melding: War, the Dixiecrat Rebellion, and the Southern Model for America's New Conservatism. By Glenn Feldman. The Modern South. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 388. $59.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1866-6.) In his final...
The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era
The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era. By Michael A. Ross. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 309. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-19-977880-5.) Michael A. Ross's tale of an 1870...
Their Lives, Their Wills: Women in the Borderlands, 1750-1846
Their Lives, Their Wills: Women in the Borderlands, 1750-1846. By Amy M. Porter. Women, Gender, and the West. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 192. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-89672-932-2.) Amy M. Porter weaves together the...
The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia. Edited by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Pp. xxviii, 596. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8131-6065-8.) At the height of the Great Depression,...
The Last Hurrah: Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition of 1864
The Last Hurrah: Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition of 1864. By Kyle S. Sinisi. The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. Pp. xviii, 432. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-7425-4535-9.)...
The Lizardi Brothers: A Mexican Family Business and the Expansion of New Orleans, 1825-1846
THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, DIPLOMATIC AND economic historians of the antebellum United States defined and dominated the fields of hemispheric relations and American capitalism, respectively. In recent years, however, cultural historians...
The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Satire
The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Satire. By Todd Nathan Thompson. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 178. $29.50, ISBN 978-0-8093-3422-3.) Devoted to an examination of not only the image of Abraham...
The Old South Confronts the Dilemma of David Livingstone
David Livingstone (1813-1873) posed a problem for white southerners before the Civil War. He was the greatest hero in the Anglophone world but also a thoroughgoing abolitionist. Livingstone's heroism stemmed from his 1854-1856 crossing of Africa from...
The Papers of George Washington: Presidential Series. Volume 18: 1 April-30 September 1795
The Papers of George Washington: Presidential Series. Volume 18: 1 April-30 September 1795. Edited by Edward G. Lengel and others. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Pp. xl, 853. $95.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3645-1.) Once...
The Private Jefferson: Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
The Private Jefferson: Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. With essays by Henry Adams, Peter S. Onuf, and Andrea Wulf. (Charlottesville: Published by University of Virginia Press for the Massachusetts Historical...
The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South
The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South. By Noeleen McIlvenna. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 143. $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2403-7.) In The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery...
The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South
The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South. By William Boyd. Studies in Industry and Society. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 350. $55.00, ISBN 978-1-4214-1878-0.) The title of...
The Southern Exodus to Mexico: Migration across the Borderlands after the American Civil War
The Southern Exodus to Mexico: Migration across the Borderlands after the American Civil War. By Todd W. Wahlstrom. Borderlands and Transcultural Studies. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. xxx, 189. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-4634-8.)...
The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics
The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics. By Charles S. Bullock III, Scott E. Buchanan, and Ronald Keith Gaddie. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp....
The Washingtons: George and Martha "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love."
The Washingtons: George and Martha "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love." By Flora Fraser. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Pp. xviii, 440. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-307-27278-2.) Until the publication of biographer Flora Fraser's The Washingtons: George...
To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South
To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South. By Angela Jill Cooley. Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People, and Place. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 207....
Tuckaleechee Cove: A Passage through Time
Tuckaleechee Cove: A Passage through Time. By Boyce N. Driskell and Robert J. Norrell. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 125. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-62190-167-9.) Tuckaleechee Cove is one of several small valleys in East...
Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970
Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970. By Anne Stefani. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. xiv, 334. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6076-7.) Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern...
Veterans North and South: The Transition from Soldier to Civilian after the American Civil War
Veterans North and South: The Transition from Soldier to Civilian after the American Civil War. By Paul A. Cimbala. Reflections on the Civil War Era. (Santa Barbara and Denver: Praeger, 2015. Pp. xviii, 189. $37.00, ISBN 978-0-275-98467-0.) Historians...
Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. By Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr. Foreword by Dolly Parton. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. xxii, 361. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-1822-7.) Celebrating...
Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South
Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South. By Daniel H. Usner. Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 110. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4849-0;...
What Can and Can't Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South
What Can and Can't Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South. By Dell Upton. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 265. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-300-21175-7.) In the past thirty years around the South,...
William Terry Couch and the Politics of Academic Publishing: An Editor's Career as Lightning Rod for Controversy
William Terry Couch and the Politics of Academic Publishing: An Editor's Career as Lightning Rod for Controversy. By Orvin Lee Shiflett. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2015. Pp. viii, 268. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7864-9981-6.) ...
Wolf by the Ears: The Missouri Crisis, 1819-1821
Wolf by the Ears: The Missouri Crisis, 1819-1821. By John R. Van Atta. Witness to History. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 199. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-1653-3; cloth, $50.00, ISBN 978-1-4214-1652-6.) Following the...
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