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. 84, No. 1, February

A Black Man's Journey from Sharecropper to College President: The Life and Work of William Johnson Trent, 1873-1963
A Black Man's Journey from Sharecropper to College President: The Life and Work of William Johnson Trent, 1873-1963. By Judy Scales-Trent. (Deadwood, Ore.: Monroe Street Press, 2016. Pp. [xviii], 366. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-1942545-38-5; cloth, $41.95,...
A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter
A Companion to Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. Edited by Scott Kaufman. Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History. (Malden, Mass.: Wiley Blackwell, 2016. Pp. xii, 594. $195.00, ISBN 978-1-4443-4994-8.) The 1970s, a decade once considered lost...
Albert C. Ellithorpe, the First Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier
Albert C. Ellithorpe, the First Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. Edited by M. Jane Johansson. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xxii, 231. $45.00, ISBN 978-0 8071-6358-0.) Albert C....
A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans
A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans. By Emily Suzanne Clark. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 265. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696 2878-3.) From amid the hothouse of religious...
Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife: The Civil War and the Emergence of an American Writer
Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife: The Civil War and the Emergence of an American Writer. By Christopher Kieman Coleman. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 296. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-62190-179-2.) Ambrose Bierce...
Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960
Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960. By Kenneth C. Barnes. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2016. Pp. x, 266. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-68226-016-6.) In the...
A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War
A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War. By Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Flsieh. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 602. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-691-18109-8; cloth, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-691-16940-8.)...
Bacteria and Bayonets: The Impact of Disease in American Military History
Bacteria and Bayonets: The Impact of Disease in American Military History. By David R. Petriello. (Philadelphia and Oxford, Eng.: Casemate, 2016. Pp. 263. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-61200-341-2.) Every historian has the right to publish with a particular...
Battle of Wills: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the Last Year of the Civil War
Battle of Wills: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the Last Year of the Civil War. By David Alan Johnson. (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2016. Pp. 317. $28.00, ISBN 978-1-63388-245-4.) David Alan Johnson, the author of several popular works...
Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era
Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era. Edited by Patrick Griffin, Robert G. Ingram, Peter S. Onuf, and Brian Schoen. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press,...
Bill Clifton: America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World
Bill Clifton: America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World. By Bill C. Malone. Music in American Life. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 156. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-252-08200-9; cloth, $95.00, ISBN 978-0-252-04053-5.)...
Black Christian Republicanism: The Writings of Hilary Teage (1805-1853), Founder of Liberia
Black Christian Republicanism: The Writings of Hilary Teage (1805-1853), Founder of Liberia. By Carl Patrick Burrowes. (Bomi County, Republic of Liberia: Know Your Self Press, 2016. Pp. xxvi, 341. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-9983905-9-8; cloth, $50.00,...
Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era
Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era. By Max Krochmal. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 537. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2675-8.) To state that Max Krochmal has produced...
Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi's Closed Society
Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi's Closed Society. By Joseph T. Reiff. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 384. $36.95. ISBN 978-0-19-024681-5.) When James Meredith matriculated at the University...
Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867
Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867. By Andrew E. Masich. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Pp. x, 454. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-5572-2.) In the spirit of Karl Jacoby's Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence...
Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C
Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. By Treva B. Lindsey. Women. Gender, and Sexuality in American History. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 182. Paper, $26.00, ISBN 978-0-252-08251-1;...
Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets
Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets. By Leah Platt Boustan. NBER Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 197. $29.95,...
Confederate Political Economy: Creating and Managing a Southern Corporatist Nation
Confederate Political Economy: Creating and Managing a Southern Corporatist Nation. By Michael Brem Bonner. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 260. $48.00, ISBN...
Contested Conventions: The Struggle to Establish the Constitution and Save the Union
Contested Conventions: The Struggle to Establish the Constitution and Save the Union, 1787-1789. By Melvin Yazawa. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 290. $25.00, ISBN 978-1-4214-2026-4.) In the last few decades, a wave...
Coushatta Homesteading in Southwest Louisiana and the Development of the Community at Bayou Blue
WE ARE NO LONGER A GROUP OF HOMELESS PEOPLE, BUT THE Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana," asserted Ernest Sickey, the tribe's first chairman, in 1977, summarizing the two-hundred-year struggle of the Coushatta people to find a permanent residence. (1) Scholars...
Creating Flannery O'Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers
Creating Flannery O'Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers. By Daniel Moran. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. Pp. x, 253. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-5293-0; cloth, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8203 4954-1.) Daniel Moran's Creating...
Dismantling Slavery: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Formation of the Abolitionist Discourse, 1841-1851
Dismantling Slavery: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Formation of the Abolitionist Discourse, 1841-1851. By Nilgun Anadolu-Okur. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 330. $60.00, ISBN 978-1-62190-236-2.) Frederick...
Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois
Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois. By Kerry Pimblott. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. Pp. x, 320. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-6882-1.)...
Florida's Civil War: Terrible Sacrifices
Florida's Civil War: Terrible Sacrifices. By Tracy J. Revels. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2016. Pp. xx, 197. $29.00, ISBN 978-0-88146 589-1.) Ask any Civil War buff about the conflict in Virginia, and he or she will share a great deal...
Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff
Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff. By Edward J. Balleisen. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 479. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-691-16455-7.) This is not a book about P. T. Barnum or Bernie Madoff, and that...
From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics
From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics. By Otis Sanford. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 276. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-62190-417-5; cloth, $29.95, ISBN 978-1 62190-322-2.) Otis Sanford provides...
Gender and the Jubilee: Black Freedom and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Civil War Missouri
Gender and the Jubilee: Black Freedom and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Civil War Missouri. By Sharon Romeo. Studies in the Legal History of the South. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 192. $59.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4801-8.)...
Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South
Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South. By Leonard Rogoff. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 354. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-3079-3.) In the first biography of Goldsboro, North Carolina, suffragist and social...
Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag
Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag. By Jeffery B. Howell. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017. Pp. viii, 245. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-1079-3.) Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag is a biography of Hazel...
Historical News and Notices
THE ASSOCIATION The eighty-fourth annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 8-11, 2018, Thursday through Sunday. At the close of the Association's...
Interpreting American History: Reconstruction
Interpreting American History: Reconstruction. Edited by John David Smith. Interpreting American History. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 243. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-292-2.) There was a time when historians thought that...
John C. Calhoun's Theory of Republicanism
John C. Calhoun's Theory of Republicanism. By John G. Grove. American Political Thought. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. Pp. x, 213. $37.50, ISBN 978-0-7006-2334-1.) Political scientist John G. Grove brings fresh coherence to the political...
Labor under Fire: A History of the AFL-CIO since 1979
Labor Under Fire: A History of the AFL-CIO Since 1979. By Timothy J. Minchin. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 414. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3298-8.) Having authored several works on organized labor in the U.S. South,...
La Strada per Selma: La Mobilitazione Afroamericana E Il Voting Rights Act del 1965
La Strada per Selma: La Mobilitazione Afroamericana e il Voting Rights Act del 1965. By Nadia Venturini. (Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli, 2016. Pp. 211. 25.00 [euro], ISBN 978-88-917-2640-7.) Nadia Venturini dedicates La Strada per Selma: La Mobilitazione...
Lincoln in Indiana
Lincoln in Indiana. By Brian R. Dirck. Concise Lincoln Library. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 132. $24.95, ISBN 978-0 8093-3565-7.) Over the years, brevity has eluded many authors who narrate the life of Abraham...
Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days That Changed a Presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865
Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days That Changed a Presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865. By Noah Andre Trudeau. (El Dorado Hills, Calif.: Savas Beatie, 2016. Pp. xiv, 337. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-61121-326-3.) Each generation of Americans turns Abraham...
Lois Lenski, Storycatcher
Lois Lenski, Storycatcher. By Bobbie Malone. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Pp. x, 323. $26.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-5386-5.) Five decades of America's twentieth century come alive in this readable, meticulously researched, and well-documented...
Lt. Spalding in Civil War Louisiana: A Union Officer's Humor, Privilege, and Ambition
Lt. Spalding in Civil War Louisiana: A Union Officer's Humor, Privilege, and Ambition. By Michael D. Pierson. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xxiv, 187. $38.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6439-6.) As thousands of Civil War histories...
Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution
Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution. By Mary E. Adkins. Florida Government and Politics. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2016. Pp. xxvi, 241. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-8130-6285-3.) ...
Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics, from the Founding to Today
Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics, from the Founding to Today. By David S. Brown. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 335. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2923-0.) David S. Brown must have either the soul of a...
Modernity and the Great Depression: The Transformation of American Society, 1930-1941
Modernity and the Great Depression: The Transformation of American Society, 1930-1941. By Kenneth J. Bindas. Culture America. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. Pp. [x], 277. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-2400-3.) Modernity and modernism, as...
Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR
Edited by Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. Pp. xxi, 219. $94.00, ISBN 978-1 4422-3096-5.) Mark D. Howell broke ground with From Moonshine to Madison Avenue: A Cultural History of the...
My Life with the Journal
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REFLECTIONS NOW SEEM ACCEPTABLE FOR A presidential address, so I will, with your forbearance, use that format to discuss the history of the Journal of Southern History. Listeners hoping for dramatic developments will be disappointed....
New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison
New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison. Edited by Jeff Forret and Christine E. Sears. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 261. $47.00, ISBN 978-08071-6115- 9.) Linking the Histories...
New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South
New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South. By Claudrena N. Harold. Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. Pp. xii. 177. $54.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3512-4.) Despite its broader origins and breadth,...
Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union
Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union. By William F. Quigley Jr. Civil War in the North. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2016. Pp. xxx, 381. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-286-1.) American historian David...
Redefining Vagrancy: Policing Freedom and Disorder in Reconstruction New Orleans, 1862-1868
ON SEVERAL BOILING DAYS IN JULY 1865, POLICE SWARMED THE NEW Orleans wharves atop the Mississippi River levee. Eyeing the interracial crowd of longshoremen, police arrested all black dockworkers as homeless and unemployed vagrants. The Louisiana criminal...
Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. By Joseph D. Witt. Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. Pp. [viii], 284. $50.00, ISBN...
Richard L. Davis and the Color Line in Ohio Coal: A Hocking Valley Mine Labor Organizer, 1862-1900
Richard L. Davis and the Color Line in Ohio Coal: A Hocking Valley Mine Labor Organizer, 1862-1900. By Frans H. Doppen. Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2016. Pp. viii, 184. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4766-6739-3.)...
Schooling in the Antebellum South: The Rise of Public and Private Education in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
Schooling in the Antebellum South: The Rise of Public and Private Education in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. By Sarah L. Hyde. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 212. $42.50, ISBN 978-08071- 6420-4.) In Schooling...
Scratching out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South
Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South. By Angela Stuesse. California Series in Public Anthropology. (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 312. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978 0-520-28721-1; cloth, $85.00, ISBN...
Separate Games: African American Sport Behind the Walls of Segregation
Separate Games: African American Sport Behind the Walls of Segregation. Edited by David K. Wiggins and Ryan A. Swanson. Sport, Culture, and Society. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 272. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-68226-017-3.) ...
Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan
Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan. By Patricia Bernstein. Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 368. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-62349-529-9.) Patricia Bernstein offers an...
The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity
The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity. By Darren E. Grem. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 282. $36.95, ISBN 978-0-19-992797-5.) American conservatism draws much of its strength from market...
The Borderland of Fear: Vincennes, Prophetstown, and the Invasion of the Miami Homeland
The Borderland of Fear: Vincennes, Prophetstown, and the Invasion of the Miami Homeland. By Patrick Bottiger. Borderlands and Transcultural Studies. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. Pp. xxii, 244. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-5484-8.)...
The First Republican Army: The Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War
The First Republican Army: The Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War. By John H. Matsui. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2016. Pp. xii. 226. $39.50, ISBN...
The Industrialist and the Mountaineer: The Eastham-Thompson Feud and the Struggle for West Virginia's Timber Frontier
The Industrialist and the Mountaineer: The Eastham-Thompson Feud and the Struggle for West Virginia's Timber Frontier. By Ronald L. Lewis. West Virginia and Appalachia. (Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 301. Paper, $26.99, ISBN...
The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States
The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. By Ira Berlin. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. [viii], 227. $22.95, ISBN 978-0-674-28608-5.) Perhaps more than any other historian, Ira Berlin...
The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People
The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People. By Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 134. $29.95, ISBN 978-14696- 3105-9.) In...
The Silent Appalachian: Wordless Mountaineers in Fiction, Film and Television
The Silent Appalachian: Wordless Mountaineers in Fiction, Film and Television. By Vicki Sigmon Collins. Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2017. Pp. xii, 213. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4766-6768-3.) ...
The Tennessee Campaign of 1864
The Tennessee Campaign of 1864. Edited by Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear. Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 261. $34.50, ISBN 978-0 8093-3452-0.) Considering the almost...
The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike
The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike. By John DeSantis. (Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2016. Pp. 171. Paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4671-3689-1; cloth, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-5402-0107-2.) Senior staff writer...
The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in Florida
The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in Florida. By Laurel Clark Shire. Early American Studies. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Pp. x, 273. $49.95, ISBN 978-08122-4836- 4.) With careful prose and...
The Tuskegee Veterans Hospital and Its Black Physicians: The Early Years
The Tuskegee Veterans Hospital and Its Black Physicians: The Early Years. By Mary Kaplan. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2016. Pp. viii, 151. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4766-6298-5.) This brief monograph provides a review of the origins, context,...
The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy
The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy. By Lorien Foote. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 232. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3055-7.) Although the collapse of...
Thomas Jefferson, Legal History, and the Art of Recollection
Thomas Jefferson, Legal History, and the Art of Recollection. By Matthew Crow. Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 282. $49.99, ISBN 978-1-107-16193-1.) ...
Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War
Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War. By Chandra Manning. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Pp. [x], 396. Paper, $17.00, ISBN 978-0-307-45637-3; cloth, $30.00, ISBN 978-0-307 27120-4.) Chandra Manning's Troubled Refuge: Struggling...
Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700
Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality Since 1700. By Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson. The Princeton Economic History of the Western World. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2016. Pp. xx, 398. Paper, $22.95,...
War upon Our Border: Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War
War Upon Our Border: Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War. By Stephen I. Rockenbach. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 237. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3918-6.)...
When Archaeology and History Meet: Shipwrecks, Indians, and the Contours of the Early-Eighteenth-Century South
ON JULY 31, 1715, ELEVEN SHIPS SANK OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA. The Florida coast was such a prime location for shipwrecks that the Spanish crown had seen salvaging as a central reason for maintaining a permanent base in the region, even though the colony...
White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key
White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key. By Gregory W. Bush. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2016. Pp. xiv, 336. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-6264-8.) In White Sand, Black Beach: Civil...
Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi
Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi. Edited by Deborah M. Liles and Angela Boswell. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 297. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57441-651-0.) Texas differs from much of...
Women on Southern Stages, 1800-1865: Performance, Gender and Identity in a Golden Age of American Theater
Women on Southern Stages, 1800-1865: Performance, Gender and Identity in a Golden Age of American Theater. By Robin O. Warren. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, 2016. Pp. x, 267. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-78649927-4.) Before the Civil War, the primary...
Yea. Alabama!: A Peek into the Past of One of the Most Storied Universities in the Nation, the University of Alabama
Yea. Alabama!: A Peek into the Past of One of the Most Storied Universities in the Nation, the University of Alabama. Volume 1: 1819 through 1871. By David M. Battles. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 260. $81.95,...
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