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. 2, May

Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution
Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution. By Daniel L. Mallock. (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016. Pp. X, 445. $27.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-528-4.) The friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson--created...
Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers
Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers. By Matthew J. Clavin. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2015, Pp. [x]. 252. $35.00. ISBN 978-0 674-08822-1.) Although never explicitly referred...
Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics
Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics. By James K. Libbey. Topics in Kentucky History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. Pp. [viii], 347. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8131-6713-8.) This laudatory biography, part of the Topics in Kentucky History...
Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention
Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention. By Eileen R. Campbell Reed. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 212. Paper. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-62190-178-5.) A...
Announcements and Activities
The Hines Prize is awarded to the best new scholarly work by a first-time author relating to any aspect of the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World (CLAW). The prize carries a cash award of $1,000 and preferential consideration by the University...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
Last year's meeting marked the Association's first-ever excursion to St. Pete Beach and a return to Florida after more than twenty years. (Florida has hosted the association on five prior occasions: Orlando, 1993; Hollywood-by-the Sea, 1972; Miami...
A Notorious Woman: Anne Royall in Jacksonian America
A Notorious Woman: Anne Royall in Jacksonian America. By Elizabeth J. Clapp. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 263. $39.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-3836-3.) In her study of nineteenth-century travel writer and newspaper...
Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists since Emancipation
Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists Since Emancipation. Edited by Edward R. Crowther and Keith Harper. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2015. Pp. [x], 261. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-540-2.) I was raised in an interdenominational...
Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation
Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation. By Nicholas Sammond. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 382. Paper, $26.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5852-7; cloth, $94.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5840-4.)...
Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews
Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews. By Ted Geltner. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 414. $32.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4923-7.) "Most people can't deal with chaos. They can't deal with blood and bone...
Confederate Sharpshooter Major William E. Simmons: Through the War with the 16th Georgia Infantry and 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
Confederate Sharpshooter Major William E. Simmons: Through the War with the 16th Georgia Infantry and 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters. By Joseph P. Byrd IV. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2016. Pp. xxviii, 292. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-568-6.)...
Crooked Letter I: Coming out in the South
Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South. Edited by Connie Griffin. (Montgomery, Ala.: NewSouth Books, 2015. Pp. 208. Paper, $25.95, ISBN 978-1-58838-313-6.) Over the past decade southern studies scholars have produced compelling reassessments...
Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans Mississippi Frontier
Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans Mississippi Frontier. By Matthew M. Stith. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 218. $42.50,...
Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin
Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. By Marlene Trestman. Southern Biography. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xx, 243. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-6208-8.) ...
Finding Charity's Folic Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland
Finding Charity's Folic Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland. By Jessica Millward. Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 130. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4878-0; cloth....
Herndon on Lincoln: Letters
Herndon on Lincoln: Letters. By William H. Herndon. Edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis. Knox College Lincoln Studies Center Series. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2016. Pp. xxviii, 371. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03981-2.)...
Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City
Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City. By Tyina L. Steptoe. American Crossroads. (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. Pp. x, 327. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-520-28258-2; cloth, $65.00, ISBN 978-0-520-28257-5.) Over the course...
Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South
Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South. By Alejandra Dubcovsky. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2016. Pp. [x], 287. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-674-66018-2.) Similar to other works examining the early American...
In His Own Words: Houston H. Holloway's Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia
In His Own Words: Houston H. Holloway's Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia. By Houston Hartsfield Holloway. Edited by David E. Paterson. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2015. Pp. xxii, 247. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-545-7.) Houston...
Johnson's Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers
Johnson's Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers. By Roger Pickenpaugh. Civil War in the North. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2016, Pp. x, 123. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-284-7.) Roger Pickenpaugh has written a history of an...
Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction
Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction. By Elaine Frantz Parsons. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. [xii], 388. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2542-3.) Elaine Frantz Parsons has written a provocative reevaluation...
Legendary Louisiana Outlaws: The Villains and Heroes of Folk Justice
Legendary Louisiana Outlaws: The Villains and Heroes of Folk Justice. By Keagan LeJeune. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. [xiv], 251. $38.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6257-6.) Criminals are not the same as outlaws, observes Keagan...
Libraries and Archives
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, the visionary industrialist, environmentalist, and founder of Interface, Inc., is now available for research. Ray C. Anderson founded Interface,...
Lincoln's Bold Lion: The Life and Times of Union Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin, 1837-1923
Lincoln's Bold Lion: The Life and Times of Union Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin, 1837-1923. By James T. Huffstodt. (Philadelphia and Oxford, Eng.: Casemate, 2015. Pp. 432. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-61200-339-9.) The life of General Martin Davis...
Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership
Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership. Edited by Charles M. Hubbard. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 214. $34.50, ISBN 978-0-8093-3454-4.) In this work, Charles M. Hubbard collects a variety of essays addressing...
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law: A History
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law: A History. By Maria Isabel Medina. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 277. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6318-4.) In most states there is a stark hierarchy among law schools based...
Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship. Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930
Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship. Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930. By Benjamin Rene Jordan. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2016. Pp. xvi. 289. Paper. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2765-6.) Modern Manhood...
Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow
Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow. By Cheryl Knott. Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 312. Paper, $28.95, ISBN 978-1-62534-178-5;...
Obituary
Raymond Gavins was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 26, 1942. After suffering a massive stroke while preparing for Duke University's graduation ceremonies on May 14, 2016, he passed away on May 22, 2016. Throughout his life, Gavins was a pioneer....
Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s
Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s. By Meg Jacobs. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2016. Pp. viii, 371. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-5847-1.) In 1979, the historian Christopher Lasch described the...
Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities
Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities. By Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, and Barbara Hahn. Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. Pp. [viii], 165. Paper, $19.95,...
Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies
Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies. Edited by Mary L. Gray, Colin R. Johnson, and Brian J. Gilley. Intersections: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualides. (New York and London: New York University Press,...
Race and Education in North Carolina: From Segregation to Desegregation
Race and Education in North Carolina: From Segregation to Desegregation. By John E. Batchelor. Making the Modern South. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University. 2015. Pp. xviii, 222. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6136-4.) In Race and Education in North...
Refraining the Fathers' Constitution: The Centralized State and Centrality of Slavery in the Confederate Constitutional Order
BENJAMIN H. HILL ROSE BEFORE A RAPT AUDIENCE IN ATLANTA, Georgia, on April 4, 1861. Months earlier, he had spoken against secession in the state senate. His message had now changed. As a delegate to the Montgomery, Alabama, constitutional convention...
Remembering Robert Charles: Violence and Memory in Jim Crow New Orleans
IN 1938, JAZZ LEGEND JELLY ROLL MORTON TOLD FOLKLORIST ALAN Lomax about a song that was too dangerous to sing. It described the events of July 1900, when the city of New Orleans erupted in a four-day spasm of racial violence after a black man named...
Riding for the Lone Star: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822-1865
Riding for the Lone Star: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822-1865. By Nathan A. Jennings. American Military Studies. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2016. Pp. vi, 402. $32.95. ISBN 978-1-57441-635-0.) Nathan A. Jennings's...
Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection
Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection. By Estill Curtis Pennington and Martha R. Severens. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. 215. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-675-9.) The catalog Scenic Impressions:...
Slavery and Politics: Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850
Slavery and Politics: Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850. By Rafael Marquese, Tamis Parron, and Marcia Berbel. Translated by Leonardo Marques. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. Pp. vi, 362. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-5648-2; cloth, $95.00,...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2016: A Selected Bibliography
This classified bibliography includes most scholarly articles in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2016, except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
The Association
The 2016 Nominating Committee, consisting of Ted DeLaney, Washington and Lee University, chair; Lacy K. Ford, University of South Carolina; Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Rebecca Sharpless, Texas Christian University; and...
The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity
The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity. By Gregory D. Smithers. Lamar Series in Western History. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. [viii|, 358. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-300-16960-7.) ...
The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North
The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North. Edited by Mary Lou Finley, Bernard Lafayette Jr., James R. Ralph Jr., and Pam Smith. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century....
The Civil War along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau
The Civil War Along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. By Aaron Astor. (Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2015. Pp. 192. Paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62619-404-5.) Aaron Astor's The Civil War Along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau is an accessible, informative,...
The Collapse of Price's Raid: The Beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri
The Collapse of Price's Raid: The Beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri. By Mark A. Lause. Shades of Blue and Gray Series. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2016. Pp. |viii|, 262. $32.95, ISBN 978-0-8262-2025-7.) In The Collapse of Price's...
The Editors Acknowledge Receipt of the Following Titles
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: Traveling Beyond Her Sphere: American Women on the Grand Tour, 1814-1914. By Bess Beatty. (Washington, D.C.: New Academia Publishing, 2016. Pp. x, 318. Paper, $28.00, ISBN 978-0-9974962-2-2;...
The Founders and the Bible
The Founders and the Bible. By Carl J. Richard. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016. Pp. x, 385. $42.00, ISBN 978-1-4422-5464-0.) Carl J. Richard makes an interesting move at the beginning of this study of the Bible in the...
The Legacy of St. George Tucker: College Professors in Virginia Confront Slavery and the Rights of States, 1771-1897
The Legacy of St. George Tucker: College Professors in Virginia Confront Slavery and the Rights of States, 1771-1897. By Chad Vanderford. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Pp. x, 262. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-62190-216-4.) Chad Vanderford...
The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century
The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century. Edited by Frank J. Williams and Michael Burkhimer. True Crime History Series. (Kent. Ohio: Kent State University Press. 2016. Pp. x. 214. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-295-3.)...
The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener: Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960
The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener: Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960. By Karen Kingsley and Guy W. Carwile. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. x, 156. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6162-3.) Authors Karen...
"The Most Dangerous Communist in the United States": A Biography of Herbert Aptheker
"The Most Dangerous Communist in the United States": A Biography of Herbert Aptheker. By Gary Murrell. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 444. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-62534-154-9; cloth, $95.00, ISBN 978-1-62534-153-2.)...
The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America
The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America. By Terri L. Snyder. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 240. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-226-28056-1.) In 1815 an enslaved woman named Anna survived a leap from...
The Prettiest Girl on Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville
The Prettiest Girl on Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville. By Kathleen B. Casey. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Pp. xxx, 210. $64.00, ISBN 978-1-62190-165-5.) Kathleen B. Casey's recent contribution to...
To Lasso the Clouds: The Beginnings of Aviation in Georgia
To Lasso the Clouds: The Beginnings of Aviation in Georgia. By Dan A. Aldridge Jr. (Macon. Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2016. Pp. [liv], 200. $29.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-574-7.) In October 2007 Athens, Georgia, commemorated Ben T. Epps for accomplishing...
True for the Cause of Liberty: The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution
True for the Cause of Liberty: The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution. By Oscar E. Gilbert and Catherine R. Gilbert. (Philadelphia and Oxford, Eng.: Casemate, 2015. Pp. 328. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-61200-327-6.) The Revolutionary South...
Twentieth-Century Oklahoma: Reflections on the Forty-Sixth State
Twentieth-Century Oklahoma: Reflections on the Forty-Sixth State. By Richard Lowitt. (Nomian: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Pp. x, 410. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4910-.1,) As a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, Richard...
Two Civil Wars: The Curious Shared Journal of a Baton Rouge Schoolgirl and a Union Sailor on the USS Essex
Two Civil Wars: The Curious Shared Journal of a Baton Rouge Schoolgirl and a Union Sailor on the USS Essex. Edited by Katherine Bentley Jeffrey. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xxii, 274. $38.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6224-8.) ...
Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s
Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s. By Risa Goluboff. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. viii, 471. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-19-976844-8.) The police power to enforce order has...
Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America
Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America. By Vanessa Meikle Schulman. Science/Technology/Culture. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 287. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-62534-195-2; cloth,...
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