Call for Proposals: Women of the South: Work, 1877-1920
Melissa Walker and Giselle Roberts, co-editors of the Womens Diaries and Letters of the Southseries published by the University of South Carolina Press, invite proposals for the inaugural volume of a new sub-series of multi-collection documentary editions suitable for use in American history and womens history survey courses.
Walker and Roberts will serve as volume editors of Women of the South: Work, 1877-1920, featuring 4-6 documentary accounts of southern womens experiences with paid work including self-employment.
We are currently seeking proposals from potential contributing editors. Diaries, letters, oral history interviews, articles, editorials, memoirs and other firsthand accounts for the period 1877-1920 will be considered. Selections must range from 18,000 to 25,000 words. We are looking for accounts that offer diversity of race, class, geographic location, and occupation. Contributing editors will edit and annotate their nominated documentary selection and prepare a brief biographical essay on the author(s).
Proposals including a 1-2 page synopsis of the documentary collection and an explanation of its significance to the study of southern womens labor history, along with a 2-page CV to be submitted by October 1, 2014. Please email questions and/or proposals to both editors.
Melissa Walker, PhD