January Question of the Month
Welcome to our Question of the Month series, which we hope will launch robust discussions about research, pedagogy, and practice in the study of women and gender in the U.S. South. We also hope that subscribers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their careers will share ideas, insights, questions, and resources--just click the 'Post a Reply' button to join the conversation!
This month we continue our series inspired by the recently published book Sisterly Networks: Fifty Years of Southern Women's Histories, edited by Catherine Clinton.
In her essay "Can the Sistas Get Some History, Too?" Cherisse Jones-Branch argues that we must "allot [Southern black women] their proper place in the historical narrative by generating studies that center on their experiences." To do this, she urges historians to "boldly, aggressively, and creatively question how we research Southern black women's lives." Which historians are successfully answering this call, and how can we, as historians, pursue the same goals in our own work?
If you have any questions or comments about the series or have any suggestions for our next Question of the Month, please email H-SAWH editor Jesse George-Nichol (firstname.lastname@example.org). This series will also post to H-SAWH's Twitter feed at @HNetSAWH.