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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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TOC: Journal of Civil and Human Rights 1:1 (Spring/Summer 2015)

TOC: Journal of Civil and Human Rights 1:1 (Spring/Summer 2015)

Published by University of Illinois Press

Articles

Michael Ezra, "Editor's Note"

Nico Slate, "From Colored Cosmopolitanism to Human Rights: A Historical Overview of the Transnational Black Freedom Struggle"

Stefan M. Bradley, "Black Power and the Big Green: Dartmouth College and the Black Freedom Movement, 1945-75"

Susan Gluck Mezey, "Decisions in Search of a Doctrine: Marriage Equality in the Lower Federal Courts"

Kentucky Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, Fall 2015

The KHS scholarly research fellowship program encourages and promotes advanced study and research in KHS collections on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national and transnational history. Fellowships support visits to KHS within one year of the award and are designed to assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using the KHS research collections. Applications are judged on the merits of the proposed research and the extent to which the judges believe that research can be advanced through use of collections at KHS.

CFP: Southern Cultures 21st Century Fiction Special Issue

More than fifty years after his death, William Faulkner still casts a long shadow over southern literary studies—along with other giants such as Flannery O’Connor, Zora Neale Hurston, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty. Yet the American South is also the locus and muse for contemporary literary production, as we forge into the twenty-first century with new ideas and possibilities, changing demographics, and modes of connection.

CFP: Virginia Forum 2016

Virginia Forum: March 3–5, 2016

“Convergences and Disjunctures”

The 2016 Virginia Forum will be hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and held at the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Virginia Forum brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences.

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