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There's solid chapter on Campbell from a denominational-history angle in Richard C. Traylor, Born of Water and Spirit: The Baptist Impulse in Kentucky, 1776–1860 (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2015). It's well worth reading for Campbell and the Campbellites in the context of Baptists in South.
From the Disciples of Christ historical society site, here is a bibliography of related publications, but none specifically on
There is the three-volume "literary biography" by Wrather and Cummins (2009). It is a confessional biography and does not have notes. Despite its limitations, it is definitely worth a look.
You're correct that there's no current biography on Campbell. There is a recent study of Campbell's religion & philosophy by Caleb Clanton, who's a philosopher by training, but there's no recent historical work on him that I'm aware of.
I am working on a paper for a graduate level course in Ante-Bellum America. David O. Hatch makes the statement in his book The Democratization of American Christianity that no historian has written a biography on Alexander Campbell. Is this an accurate statement at the time he wrote his book? Does anyone know of any biographies of Alexander Campbell?
Please pardon if this has been a recent discussion. I am teaching a 1-semester, History of the American South class in the Spring, which I have not done in several years. Can anyone recommend a single-volume history of the American South as a course textbook? I have several older single-volumes, but these are now out of print.
Any suggestions will be gratefully appreciated!
Carey Fellow, History Dept., Kansas State University
Adjunct, History Dept., Washburn University
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (March 2016) now available
Our March 2016 issue of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is available online.
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The February 2016 issue of the Journal of Southern History, which contains four articles, including the 2015 Southern Historical Association presidential address, has been mailed to subscribers. We are pleased to announce that beginning with this issue, the first of Volume 82, the Journal is also available via Project MUSE http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_southern_history/.
Dysplacement and Southern History
By Barbara J. Fields
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Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH), is proud to announce the creation of the South Carolina Electronic Records Archive (SCERA).
CFP: Regionalism in Jewish American Literature, Studies in American Jewish Literature, 300-word abstract + brief bio due by April 15, 2016.
We are pleased to announce that Studies in American Jewish Literature: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Theory is devoting a special issue to the subject of Regionalism in American Jewish Literature. Submissions are invited that thematize regionalism and regional identities in American Jewish poetry, prose, drama, life writing, and creative nonfiction from all periods and in all languages of American Jewish literature.
The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers in July 2016 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and its Aftermath. Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2016.
The Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has started a new podcast called "Press Record." Our first two episodes are now available (32-35 minutes each), and you can listen on iTunes, Soundcloud, or on our website at https://sohp.org/podcast/
Our archive of oral history interviews is well over 6,000, but to engage new audiences, and to talk informally about the power and potential of oral history, we thought producing a podcast would be useful...and fun!
(Apologies for cross-postings)
The Research Society for American Periodicals announces the $1000 article prize for 2016.
The prize will be awarded to the best article on American periodicals by an early-career scholar – that is, one who is pre-tenure, non-tenure, or independent, within five years of degree conferral – published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.
The prize winner will be announced at the 2016 American Literature Association (ALA) conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016.
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.
The St. George Tucker Society, an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the American South, is proud to announce its annual M. E. Bradford Dissertation Prize. The award recognizes the best dissertation focused on the South, any time period and any discipline. The prize carries a $1,000 award and an expense-paid trip to discuss the project at the Society’s annual meeting. Attendance at the meeting in Asheville, North Carolina to be held Thursday, July 28th to Saturday, July 30th is mandatory for receipt of the prize.