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. 83, No. 1, February

Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas
Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas. By Light Townsend Cummins. Women in Texas History. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015. Pp. xxii, 298. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-328-8.) If historians have neglected to write...
Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical
Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical. By Judith E. Smith. Discovering America. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, 352. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-292-72914-8.) In Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, Judith E. Smith...
Brown V. Board and the Transformation of American Culture: Education and the South in the Age of Desegregation
Brown v. Board and the Transformation of American Culture: Education and the South in the Age of Desegregation. By Ben Keppel. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 225. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6132-6.) Amid scholarly reassessments...
Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation
Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation. By June Melby Benowitz. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. xii, 368. $74.95, ISBN 9780-8130-6122-1.) June Melby Benowitz...
Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right
Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right. By Seth Dowland. Politics and Culture in Modem America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Pp. [viii], 271. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8122-4760-2.) Few historians of religion in the...
Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship
Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship. By Robert Bussel. The Working Class in American History. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 244. Paper, $32.00,...
Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South
Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South. By Anderson Blanton. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 222. Paper, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2397-9.) Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of...
Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham
Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. By Emily Bingham. (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2015. Pp. xii, 369. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-9464-6.) Emily Bingham is both lucky and skilled. She found a treasure trove of documents...
Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement
Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement. By Robert E. Luckett Jr. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015. Pp. xiv, 291. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-0269-9.) Robert E. Luckett Jr.'s Joe T. Patterson...
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. By Stanley Crouch. (New York: HarperCollins, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 365. $27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-200559-5.) Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. By Chuck Haddix. Music in American Life....
Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President
Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President. By Betty Boyd Caroli. (New York and other cities: Simon and Schuster, 2015. Pp. x, 463. $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4391-9122-4.) Betty Boyd Caroli, best known as the author of First...
Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South
Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South. By William E. O'Brien. Designing the American Park. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 191. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-62534-155-6.) In six slim...
Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist
Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. By Amina Hassan. Race and Culture in the American West. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 294. $26.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4916-5.) Landmark civil rights cases and the lawyers who...
Mississippians in the Great War: Selected Letters
Mississippians in the Great War: Selected Letters. Edited by Anne L. Webster. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015. Pp. xvi, 231. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-0279-8.) This volume is a welcome addition to Mississippi historiography. Though...
Mothers against Jesse in Congress: Grassroots Maternalism and the Cultural Politics of the AIDS Crisis in North Carolina
On the morning of May 15, 1990, while Rose Vaughn Williams vacationed with her husband at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, she received a call that she had been dreading for months. Her mother was on the phone, explaining that Rose's brother had died...
Mothers' Milk: Slavery, Wet-Nursing, and Black and White Women in the Antebellum South
WET-NURSING IS A UNIQUELY GENDERED KIND OF EXPLOITATION, AND under slavery it represented the point at which the exploitation of enslaved women as workers and as reproducers literally intersected. Feeding another woman's child with one's own milk constituted...
No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta
No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta. By Alison Collis Greene. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 317. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-19-937187-7.) No...
No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community
No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community. By Louis Venters. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2015. Pp. xxii, 321. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6107-8.) Louis Venters seeks to place the early growth...
Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals
Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals. By Michelle Mart. CultureAmerica. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. Pp. [vi], 337. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-2128-6.) Michelle Mart asks a provocative question...
Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods
Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods. By Patricia Michelle Boyett. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015. Pp. xii, 320. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-0430-3.) Patricia Michelle Boyett's local history...
Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity
Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity. By Phillip Luke Sinitiere. (New York and London: New York University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 305. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8147-2388-3.) Despite its cover illustration of the...
Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region
Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region. By William A. Link. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 585, plus index. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-19-976360-3.) For college instructors seeking a comprehensive narrative...
Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion
Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion. By Ashley Callahan. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 224. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4516-1.) Ashley Callahan has produced a major contribution...
Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era
Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era. By Tiya Miles. Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 154. $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2633-8.)...
The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie
The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie. By Joseph A. Fry. Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Pp. x, 467. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-8131-6104-4.) A half-century...
The Association
The eighty-third annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, on November 9-12. 2017, Thursday through Sunday. At the close of the Association's eighty-second meeting in St....
The Irony of Confederate Diplomacy: Visions of Empire, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Quest for Nationhood
And with these things, bury the purple dream Of the America we have not been, The tropic empire, seeking the warm sea, The last foray of aristocracy The South's secession from the Union in the winter of 1860-1861 deserves remembrance,...
The Southern Social Network
Hola and welcome: I am so grateful for this opportunity to address you as the eighty-second president of our Southern Historical Association (SHA), as the nomination came at an ebb tide in my personal and professional life. This honor has buoyed me...
The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980
The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980. Edited by Annelise Orleck and Lisa Gayle Hazirjian. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 503. Paper, $32.95, ISBN 9780-8203-3949-8; cloth, $75.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3101-0.)...
The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s
The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s. By Kenneth Robert Janken. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. [x], 264. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-2483-9.) In March 1972, law enforcement...
Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement
Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement. By Jeffrey D. Gonda. Justice, Power, and Politics. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 299. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2545-4.) In...
William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography
William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography. By Charles C. Bolton. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. viii, 338. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-787-0.) Civil rights historiography has taken several turns since the publication...
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