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. 2, May

"A Low Caste White Man with Lust in His Heart": Race, Deviance, and Criminal Justice in Jim Crow New Orleans
On the afternoon of February 10, 1930, Charles Guerand, a white, off-duty New Orleans policeman, fatally shot fourteen-year-old Hattie McCray, an African American dishwasher, after she rebuffed his sexual advances. Repeatedly over the course of the...
A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland
A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland. By Sydney Nathans. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 313. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-97214-8.) In 1844 Paul Cameron used some of his family's substantial wealth to purchase...
Announcements and Activities
The twenty-sixth annual Symposium on the Nineteenth-Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing with U.S. mass media of the nineteenth century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the nineteenth...
Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer
Last year's annual meeting in Dallas marked the eighth time the Association has met in Texas and the second time in Dallas (1974). We have also met in Houston (2003, 1985, 1971, and 1957) and in Fort Worth (1999 and 1991). Program Committee chairs...
An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward
An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward. By Caroline Gerdes. (Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company, 2017. Pp. 192. $24.95, ISBN 978-1 4556-2263-4.) An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward is an ethnographic study of a neighborhood...
A Rape in the Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial
A Rape in the Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial. By Alexander Smyth. Edited by Randal L. Hall. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. Pp. x, 122. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-6952-1.) In 1806 John Deskins...
Archie P. McDonald: A Life in Texas History
Archie P. McDonald: A Life in Texas History. Edited by Dan K. Utley. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2016. Pp. xx, 108. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-62349-461-2.) Archie P. McDonald (1935-2012) was chair of the department of history...
Armies in Gray: The Organizational History of the Confederate States Army in the Civil War
Armies in Gray: The Organizational History of the Confederate States Army in the Civil War. By Dan C. Fullerton. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 1338. $199.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6598-0.) Reference works on Civil War...
Arredondo: Last Spanish Ruler of Texas and Northeastern New Spain
Arredondo: Last Spanish Ruler of Texas and Northeastern New Spain. By Bradley Folsom. Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 324. $29.95, ISBN 978-0 8061-5697-2.) The best biographies...
Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War
Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War. Edited by Barton C. Hacker. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2016. Pp. vi, 262. $37.95, ISBN 978-1-935623-91-5.) Barton C. Hacker's edited collection Astride Two...
Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa
Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa. By Lisa A. Lindsay. H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 312. $35.00, ISBN 978-1 4696-3112-7.) Lisa A. Lindsay's...
Being Ugly: Southern Women Writers and Social Rebellion
Being Ugly: Southern Women Writers and Social Rebellion. By Monica Carol Miller. Southern Literary Studies. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 174. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-6560-7.) Being Ugly: Southern Women Writers and...
Booker T. Washington in American Memory
Booker T. Washington in American Memory. By Kenneth M. Hamilton. New Black Studies Series. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2017. Pp. x, 250. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-252-08228-3; cloth, $95.00, ISBN 978-0-252-04077-1.) Among...
Book Notes
The editors acknowledge receipt of the following titles: The Role of Agency and Memory in Historical Understanding: Revolution, Reform, and Rebellion. Edited by Gordon P. Andrews and Yosay D. Wangdi. (Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng.: Cambridge Scholars...
Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History
Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History. By Paul Harvey. American Ways. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017. Pp. [x], 252. $50.00, ISBN 978-1-4422-3618-9.) Christianity and Race in the American...
Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch
Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch. By Duane M. Leach. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2017. Pp. xx, 354. $35.00, ISBN 978-1 62349-504-6.) Environmental historians have successfully located the origins of a southern conservation...
Captain James Carlin: Anglo-American Blockade Runner
Captain James Carlin: Anglo-American Blockade Runner. By Colin Carlin. Studies in Maritime History. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xxiv, 275. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-713-8.) Until recently, historians have typically given...
Catherine Spalding, SCN: A Life in Letters
Catherine Spalding, SCN: A Life in Letters. By Mary Ellen Doyle. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. Pp. xx, 317. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131 6884-5.) This book is a compendium of letters to and from Catherine Spalding, the founder of the...
Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina
Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina. Volume 1: Dawn of the Movement Era, 1955-1967. Edited by Marvin Ira Lare. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 451. $59.99, ISBN 978-1 61117-724-4.) Champions of Civil...
City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans
City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans. By Susan Tucker. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Pp. xii, 228. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-0621-5.) In City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans, New Orleanian...
Colonel Henry Theodore Titus: Antebellum Soldier of Fortune and Florida Pioneer
Colonel Henry Theodore Titus: Antebellum Soldier of Fortune and Florida Pioneer. By Antonio Rafael de la Cova. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 336. $44.99, ISBN 978-1-61117-656-8.) The antebellum period in the United...
Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil War's "Gospel Army"
Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil War's "Gospel Army." By Johari Jabir. Black Performance and Cultural Criticism. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 181. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0 8142-5394; cloth, $71.95, ISBN...
Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica
Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica. By Sasha Turner. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. Pp. [x], 316. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8122-4918-7.) Sasha Turner argues that British abolitionist efforts for the...
Creators and Consumers: Women and Material Culture and Visual Art in 19th-Century Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest
Creators and Consumers: Women and Material Culture and Visual Art in 19th-Century Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest. David B. Warren Symposium, Volume 5. (Houston: Distributed by Yale University Press for Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens,...
Cultivating Success in the South: Farm Households in the Postbellum Era
Cultivating Success in the South: Farm Households in the Postbellum Era. By Louis A. Ferleger and John D. Metz. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 206. $93.00, ISBN 978-1-107-05411-0.)...
Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era
Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era. By David L. Parsons. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 157. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3201-8.) The Vietnam War protest movement has received...
David Leitch: Mysterious 18th Century Kentucky Land Speculator
David Leitch: Mysterious 18th Century Kentucky Land Speculator. By Curtis Dewees. Assisted by Janet M. Lester. (Alexandria, Ky.: Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society, 2017. Pp. x, 155. Paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-692-78790-8.) Like...
Defining the Delta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Lower Mississippi River Delta
Defining the Delta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Lower Mississippi River Delta. Edited by Janelle Collins. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 309. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-55728-687-1; cloth, $60.00, ISBN 978-1-55728-688-8.)...
Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s
Discovering the South: One Man's Travels Through a Changing America in the 1930s. By Jennifer Ritterhouse. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 363. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3094-6.) In Jonathan Daniels's best-selling...
Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics
Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics. By Marjorie J. Spruill. (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2017. Pp. fviii], 436. Paper, $19.00, ISBN 978-1 63286-316-4; cloth, $33.00, ISBN 978-1-63286-314-0.)...
Farm to Factory: Secondary Road Building and the Rural Industrial Geography of Post-World War II North Carolina
Like boosters in hundreds of southern communities during the post-World War II era, the members of the Nebo Men's Club of McDowell County, North Carolina, wanted to bring new industry to their town. As a rural county in the Carolina foothills, however,...
Finding Justice: A Flistory of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642
Finding Justice: A Flistory of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642. Edited by Lynne A. Battaglia. (Staunton, Va.: George F. Thompson Publishing, 2015. Pp. 351. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-930826-29-8.) With its eye-catching design and elegant package of...
Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America
Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America. By Stacy I. Morgan. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017. Pp. x, 261. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4773-1208-7; cloth, $90.00, ISBN 978-1-4773-1207-0.) ...
Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture
Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture. By Britt Rusert. America and the Long Nineteenth Century. (New York: New York University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 293. Paper, $32.00, ISBN 978-1 4798-4766-2; cloth, $99.00, ISBN...
Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives
Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives. By Janet Neary. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. Pp. [x], 222. Paper, $27.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-7290-7; cloth, $95.00, 978-0-8232-7289-1.) Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy,...
General Alonso De Leon's Expeditions into Texas, 1686-1690
General Alonso de Leon's Expeditions into Texas, 1686-1690. Edited and translated by Lola Orellano Norris. Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2017. Pp. xxii, 230. $45.00, ISBN...
George Washington, Nationalist
George Washington, Nationalist. By Edward J. Larson. Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Lectures. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 139. $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-3898-1.) In this concise treatment, Edward J. Larson...
Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson
Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson. By Christina Snyder. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 402. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-939906-2.) Some five hundred miles from the heart of the Choctaw Nation sat...
Health Divided: Public Health and Individual Medicine in the Making of the Modern American State
Health Divided: Public Health and Individual Medicine in the Making of the Modern American State. By Daniel Sledge. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. Pp. xiv, 265. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-2431-7; cloth, $49.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-2430-0.)...
Home Front: North Carolina during World War II
Home Front: North Carolina During World War II. By Julian M. Pleasants. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2017. Pp. xii, 366. $89.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-5425-4.) Home Front: North Carolina During World War II is a general...
I like Ike: The Presidential Election of 1952
I Like Ike: The Presidential Election of 1952. By John Robert Greene. American Presidential Elections. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. Pp. xviii, 254. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-2405-8; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 978-0-7006-2404-1.) The...
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray. By Rosalind Rosenberg. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 494. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19 065645-4.) Kathryn Schulz's April 27, 2017, New Yorker profile, "The Many Lives of Pauli Murray," described...
Literary Cultures of the Civil War
Literary Cultures of the Civil War. Edited by Timothy Sweet. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 273. $44.95, ISBN 978-0 8203-4960-2.) The publication of an edited collection of essays such as Timothy Sweet's Literary Cultures of...
Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship
Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship. By Lisa Yarger. Documentary Arts and Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. [xiv], 306. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3005-2.) Lovie Beard Shelton practiced...
Maintaining Segregation: Children and Racial Instruction in the South, 1920-1955
Maintaining Segregation: Children and Racial Instruction in the South, 1920-1955. By LeeAnn G. Reynolds. Making the Modern South. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 223. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6564-5.) In Maintaining...
Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South
Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. By Keri Leigh Merritt. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 361. Paper, $32.99, ISBN 978-1-316-63543-8; cloth,...
Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War
Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War. By Jonathan W. White. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xxvi, 265. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3204-9.) Jonathan W. White seeks the intimate...
Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory
Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory. By Andrew Denson. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 289. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3083-0; cloth, $85.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-3082-3.) In...
My Gettysburg: Meditations on History and Place
My Gettysburg: Meditations on History and Place. By Mark A. Snell. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 222. $29.95, ISBN 978-160635-293-9.) "Historical knowledge," observes urban planner Kevin Lynch, "must be communicated to...
Obituary
William W. Rogers, professor of history at Florida State University from 1960 to 1996. died October 7, 2017, in Tallahassee, Florida. Reared near Greenville, Alabama, the son of a Disciples of Christ minister, he inherited a love of reading, which...
Old-Time Religion Embracing Modernist Culture: American Fundamentalism between the Wars
Old-Time Religion Embracing Modernist Culture: American Fundamentalism between the Wars. By Douglas Carl Abrams. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2017. Pp. xxiv, 233. $90.00, ISBN 978-1-4985-4505-1.) In Old-Time Religion Embracing...
Paths out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972
Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972. By Robert Mickey. Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton...
Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade
Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade. By Sharia M. Fett. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 290. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-46963002-1.) The interception...
Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War
Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War. By Justin Behrend. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 355. Paper, $32.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-5142-1; cloth, $59.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4033-3.)...
Reconstruction in Alabama: From Civil War to Redemption in the Cotton South
Reconstruction in Alabama: From Civil War to Redemption in the Cotton South. By Michael W. Fitzgerald. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 451. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-6606-2.) An unexpected sesquicentennial is following...
Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education
Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education. By Christi M. Smith. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 316. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696 3069; cloth, $85.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-3068-7.)...
Reviewing the South: The Literary Marketplace and the Southern Renaissance, 1920-1941
Reviewing the South: The Literary Marketplace and the Southern Renaissance, 1920-1941. By Sarah E. Gardner. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 316. $49.99, ISBN 978-1-107-14794-2.)...
Richmond's Priests and Prophets: Race, Religion, and Social Change in the Civil Rights Era
Richmond's Priests and Prophets: Race, Religion, and Social Change in the Civil Rights Era. By Douglas E. Thompson. Religion and American Culture. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2017. Pp. [x], 189. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1917-5.) In...
Selma's Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality
Selma's Bloody Sunday: Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality. By Robert A. Pratt. Witness to History. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. Pp. [x], 145. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-21605; cloth, $45.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-2159-9.)...
Southern History in Periodicals, 2017: A Selected Bibliography
THIS CLASSIFIED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES MOST SCHOLARLY ARTICLES in the field of southern history published in periodicals in 2017, except for descriptive or genealogical writings of primary interest to a restricted group of readers. If an article was...
Teaching the Literatures of the American Civil War
Teaching the Literatures of the American Civil War. Edited by Colleen Glenney Boggs. (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016. Pp. xii, 317. Paper, $29.00, ISBN 978-1-60329-276-4; cloth, $45.00, ISBN 978-1-60329-275-7.) Exploring...
The Association
The 2017 Nominating Committee, consisting of Rebecca Sharpless, Texas Christian University, chair; Beverly G. Bond, University of Memphis; Lesley J. Gordon, University of Alabama; Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and John C....
Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865
Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865. By Thomas W. Cutrer. Littlefield History of the Civil War Era. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 588. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-3156-1.)...
The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation
The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation. By Benjamin Fagan. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 186. $44.95, ISBN 978-0-8203 4940-4.) In The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation, literary scholar Benjamin Fagan takes a new approach...
The Blood of Emmett Till
The Blood of Emmett Till. By Timothy B. Tyson. (New York and other cities: Simon and Schuster, 2017. Pp. x, 291. Paper, $17.00, ISBN 978-1-4767 1485-1; cloth, $31.99, ISBN 978-1-4767-1484-4.) Prior to the lynching of Emmett Till in August 1955,...
The Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk
The Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk. Edited by Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 341. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3167-7; cloth, $85.00, ISBN...
The Civil War in the United States
The Civil War in the United States. By Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Edited by Andrew Zimmerman. (New York: International Publishers, 2016. Pp. xxxiv, 219. Paper, $14.00, ISBN 978-0-7178-0753-6.) Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were keen observers...
The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History
The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History. By James W. Ely Jr. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. Pp. viii, 376. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7006 2307-5.) "Constitutional Questions are not decided in a vacuum" (p. 2). Perhaps no provision more...
The Denmark Vesey Affair: A Documentary History
The Denmark Vesey Affair: A Documentary History. Edited by Douglas R. Egerton and Robert L. Paquette. Southern Dissent. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2017. Pp. xliv, 812. $150.00, ISBN 978 0-8130-6282-2.) Douglas R....
The Dooleys of Richmond: An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South
The Dooleys of Richmond: An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South. By Mary Lynn Bayliss. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 300. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-3998-8.) Mary Lynn Bayliss's The Dooleys of...
The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History
The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History. By Susan Scott Parrish. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 396. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-691-16883-8.) On its face Susan Scott Parrish's imposing new study is a history of modernity's...
The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution
The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. By Michael J. Klarman. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 865. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-19-086596-2; cloth, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-19-9942039.) Given the developments...
The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South
The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South. By William Thomas Okie. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 303. Paper, $31.99, ISBN 978-1-107-41771-7; cloth,...
The Glen Rose Moonshine Raid
The Glen Rose Moonshine Raid. By Martin Brown. Foreword by W. C. Jameson. (Mount Pleasant, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2017. Pp. 110. Paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62585-945-7; cloth, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-5402-2653-2.) The story Martin Brown tells of the 1923...
The Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast
The Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast. By Jessica Yirush Stem. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 250. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3148-6; cloth,...
The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America
The Loyal West: Civil War and Reunion in Middle America. By Matthew E. Stanley. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 268. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-252-08224-5; cloth, $95.00, ISBN 978-0 252-04073-3.) In The Loyal...
The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence
The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence. By S. Max Edelson. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 464. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-97211-7.) Some books create new fields. Some reinterpret...
The Politics of Queer Disidentification and the Limits of Neoliberalism in the Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equality in Houston
On a warm, humid October afternoon in 1985, former Houston mayor Louie Welch stood outside Kaphan's Restaurant, near the Astrodome. As crew members from the local ABC affiliate Channel 13 set up equipment, Welch chatted jovially with the men, anticipating...
The Road to Jim Crow: The African American Struggle on Maryland's Eastern Shore, 1860-1915
The Road to Jim Crow: The African American Struggle on Maryland's Eastern Shore, 1860-1915. By C. Christopher Brown. (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 2016. Pp. xii, 384. $23.00, ISBN 978-0-996544-1-7.) When one thinks about the rise of Jim...
The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I
The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I. By Fynn Dumenil. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 340. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-4696-3121-9.) Fynn Dumenil has written an indispensable study of U.S. women's experiences...
The Secret Life of Bacon Tail, a White Slave Trader Married to a Free Woman of Color
The Secret Life of Bacon Tail, a White Slave Trader Married to a Free Woman of Color. By Hank Trent. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. Pp. [x], 220. $38.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6521-8.) In The Secret Life of Bacon Tait, a White Slave...
The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution. By John Oller. (Boston: Da Capo Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 368. Paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-306-90319-9; cloth. $26.99, ISBN 978-0-306-82457-9.) John Oller begins his biography of Francis...
The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867
The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867. By Leonardo Marques. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 313. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-300-21241-9.) The involvement of the Portuguese, British, and...
The Uplift Generation: Cooperation across the Color Line in Early Twentieth-Century Virginia
The Uplift Generation: Cooperation Across the Color Line in Early Twentieth Century Virginia. By Clayton McClure Brooks. American South Series. (Charlottesville; University of Virginia Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 271. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3949-0.) ...
Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America
Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America. By Douglas R. Egerton. (New York: Basic Books, 2016. Pp. [xii], 429. $32.00, ISBN 978-0-465-09664-0.) For years, many Americans owed their familiarity with the Fifty-fourth...
Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves
Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. By Marie Jenkins Schwartz. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2017. Pp. viii, 420. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-226-14755-0.) In this engaging study, Marie Jenkins Schwartz examines the lives...
To Stand Aside or Stand Alone: Southern Reform Rabbis and the Civil Rights Movement
To Stand Aside or Stand Alone: Southern Reform Rabbis and the Civil Rights Movement. By P. Allen Krause. Edited by Mark K. Bauman with Stephen Krause. Jews and Judaism: History and Culture. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2016. Pp. xx, 402....
Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North
Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North. By Gary L. Pinkerton. Red River Valley Books. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 281. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-468-1.) Gary L. Pinkerton undertakes two ambitious...
True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement
True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement. By Jon Else. (New York: Viking, 2017. Pp. xii, 404. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 978-1-101-98094-1; cloth, $30.00, ISBN 978-1-101-98093-4.)...
Two against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson and Horatio Seymour, Champions of the Loyal Opposition
Two Against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson and Horatio Seymour, Champions of the Loyal Opposition. By William C. Harris. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. Pp. x, 254. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-2412-6.) In Two Against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson...
Unity in Christ and Country: American Presbyterians in the Revolutionary Era, 1758-1801
Unity in Christ and Country: American Presbyterians in the Revolutionary Era, 1758-1801. By William Harrison Taylor. Religion and American Culture. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 186. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1945-8.) By...
When Architecture Meets Activism: The Transformative Experience of Hank Williams Village in the Windy City
When Architecture Meets Activism: The Transformative Experience of Hank Williams Village in the Windy City. By Roger Guy. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2016. Pp. xxii, 255. $100.00, ISBN 978-1-4985-1241-1.) Many are familiar with...
Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South
Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South. By Mikaela M. Adams. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 330. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-19-061946-6.) Mikaela M. Adams's Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal...
Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century
Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century. By Karissa Haugeberg. Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2017. Pp. x, 220. Paper, $24.95,...
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