Thanks for the pertinent reminder.
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I would suggest that "Southern way of life" was used as a euphemism for segregation, rather than white supremacy, as white supremacy has always been a national phenomenon in the United States, not a specifically Southern one.
Long Island City, NY
Are you familiar with the scholarly responses to "The Mind of the South" by the journalist W.J.Cash? There are some really wonderful essays in these two following books that can help address your question, I think, really well.
W.J. Cash and the Minds of the South. Paul Escott, ed. (LSU Press, 1992)
The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later. Charles W. Eagles, ed. (UP Miss, 1992)
Are you aware of Google ngrams?
My ancestors emigrated to Brazil after the WBS, from 1866 to 1901. Having met a number of old-timers, I never heard anu mention to the "Southern Way of Life". They were obviously strongly discriminatory, hated Lincoln (my grandmother, who was a school teacher, never mentioned his name in her household, using "that man"), but there was no mention to the Southern Way of Life. I suppose that if there were any mention to the expression, especially relating to food or dishes, we would have heard it.
If you look at Southern ephemera, often found at gift shops and tourist shops, but it shows up lots of places, you'll see this sort of thing. There's a Southern cooking restaurant here in Augusta, Ga., that has a little wooden plaque at the cash register that talks about the Southern way of life involving friends, family, sweet tea, etc.
I've shown my students the film "Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy." They love it.
Hi All, can anyone recommend a good video/documentary on women's experiences during the Civil War for an upper-level History class? Thanks in advance! - Ami
University of Toledo
May I suggest going to a source should as a pagan magazine. The editors for many of the magazines are experts are the subject of Witchcraft and folklore surrounding witchcraft and may be able to shed some light on were to find such documents, or even have a particular case in mind. The editors I would try are online sites, such as WitchVox and from the magazines that are often advertised on the site.
Good Luck in your search,
The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Spring 2018 issue is now available on Project Muse: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/38930
VOL. 116, NO. 2 | Spring 2018
By Matthew C. Hulbert
The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston invites applications for its research fellowship program. Fellowship stipends will amount to $500/week and, depending on availability, may include free housing. The deadline for those hoping to visit during the academic school year is August 1.
We are seeking panelists to join us at the European Early American Studies Association Conference in London, 14-16 December 2018.
The Cambridge University Press journal Modern American History (MAH) is pleased to announce that some of its inaugural issue is now available online, and the print edition will be available next month. A full table of contents appears below.
Racial Practice: Theory, Policy, and Execution in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South
June 4-15, 2018
Applications due March 30, 2018
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the spring 2018 cycle.
The Journal of American Ethnic History seeks proposals for a special issue on immigration in the U.S. South.
Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the U.S. South has hosted some of the fastest growing Latina/o and Asian immigrant communities. While these large populations have drawn the attention of sociologists, anthropologists, and popular audiences, less attention has been given to the longer and interconnected histories of immigration to the region.
Kentucky Historical Society to Lead National Digital Research Effort
$90,000 NHPRC/Mellon Grant will kick off initiative
Frankfort, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2018) – A $90,000 grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help a team of national organizations led by the Kentucky Historical Society explore the future of biographical research and publishing for digital history projects.
Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences
The application deadline for the Loring Fellowship on the Civil War for 2018-2019 is February 15, 2018.
The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship in 2018. The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at each institution. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research.