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
For a class I'm teaching next semester, I'm looking for a short book with a broad introduction to the history of the U.S.South. I was hoping for something like the "A Very Short Introduction" series.
The class is U.S. South Family History, and the majority of time will be spent on that specific topic. But, I wanted something that gave a broad overview in order to help ground the deeper discussions and work. In the past I've taught a history of the U.S. South, so I'm aware of longer, semester-length textbooks.
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.
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.
Andrew Jackson at 250:
Race, Politics, and Culture in the Age of Jacksonian “Democracy”
Date: December 1-2, 2017
Location: Yale University
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 6, Issue 3 (Nov. 2017) now available
Our November 2017 issue of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is available online.
Table of Contents
The Stoneware Pottery Communities and Heritage of Edgefield, South Carolina (Part 2)
Special Collection, edited by Christopher C. Fennell
Ina Dillard Russell Library, Georgia College (Milledgeville, GA), offers short-term Library Research Grants every year to scholars and students whose work would benefit from access to materials in Ina Dillard Russell Library's Special Collections. Strengths of the collections include Milledgeville/Baldwin County history and culture, (local/regional) women's history, Georgia College & State University history, the papers of the internationally renowned author Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, former Georgia Senator Floyd L.
Please join us for the kickoff event for the Draper Workshop Series, a panel discussion entitled "Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory."
Monday, November 6th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Center
University of Connecticut, Storrs
We have invited a panel of experts to take part in this conversation. They are leading scholars of Civil War memory and have contributed to recent public debates surrounding Confederate monuments.
THE REGISTER of the Kentucky Historical Society
New Directions in Kentucky Sport History
Paul Finkelman, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
John Marshall, Slaveowner and Jurist
Comment: R. Kent Newmyer, University of Connecticut