Recent Discussions

Crafting Freedom” A Five-Day Expenses-Paid Black History Workshop for K-12 Educators

“Crafting Freedom: African American Entrepreneurs in the Antebellum South” is an NEH  Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop. K-12 teachers, media specialists, administrators, substitute teachers, home schooling teachers and others are eligible. Based in Durham, North Carolina, “Crafting Freedom” will be offered twice: Session I: June 18-23, 2015 and Session II: June 25 –June 30, 2015. Crafting Freedom was first offered in 2004 and has been deemed “exceptional” by hundreds of educators for over a decade.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 18th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference

The History Graduate Student Association at Virginia Tech announces a call for papers for the 18th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Virginia Tech Graduate Life Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. We invite graduate students to  submit proposals on any historical subject that reflects current trends in historical scholarship.

Call for Contributions: Critical Insights on Horton Foote

Editor of forthcoming Salem Press Critical Insights volume on Horton Foote seeks 5000-word contributions.  Please send 250-word abstracts by February 15, 2015. For further information, please contact Robert W. Haynes at rhaynes@tamiu.edu.  Authors whose papers are accepted will receive a modest stipend.

2015 Julian Pleasants Visiting Scholar Award Open to Applicants Researching Florida/the American South at the University of Florida

Gainesville, FL—The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) is now accepting applications for the Julian Pleasants Visiting Scholar Award, open to individuals wishing to conduct research using the resources of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program or Special Collections at the George A. Smathers Libraries. See below for application procedures.

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jim Downs
Reviewer: 
Karen Ross

Ross on Downs, 'Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction'


Jim Downs. Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 280 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-975872-2.

Reviewed by Karen Ross (Troy University)
Published on H-South (July, 2013)
Commissioned by David Carlson

Author: 
George Van Cleve
Reviewer: 
Andrew Shankman

Shankman on Van Cleve, 'A Slaveholders' Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic'


George Van Cleve. A Slaveholders' Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 408 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-84670-5.

Reviewed by Andrew Shankman (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Published on H-South (March, 2013)
Commissioned by David Carlson

Author: 
Elizabeth Hill Flowers
Reviewer: 
Charity R. Carney

Carney on Flowers, 'Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II'


Elizabeth Hill Flowers. Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. xii + 263 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3534-0.

Reviewed by Charity R. Carney (Western Governors University)
Published on H-South (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Matthew L. Downs

Author: 
Charity R. Carney
Reviewer: 
Charles F. Irons

Irons on Carney, 'Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood, and Honor in the Old South'


Charity R. Carney. Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood, and Honor in the Old South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. 216 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3886-1; ISBN 978-0-8071-3888-5; ISBN 978-0-8071-3887-8; ISBN 978-0-8071-3889-2.

Reviewed by Charles F. Irons (Elon University)
Published on H-South (January, 2013)
Commissioned by David Carlson

Author: 
Allen Tullos
Reviewer: 
Jeff Frederick

Frederick on Tullos, 'Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie'


Allen Tullos. Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. xii + 364 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3048-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3049-5.

Reviewed by Jeff Frederick (University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
Published on H-South (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Matthew L. Downs

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