Join the editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era for a book discussion with Dr. Alexandra Finley, author of An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade (UNC Press, 2020). Thurs. Dec. 3 @ 4 pm Eastern.
H-South is H-Net's Network on the study of the Culture and History of the Southern U.S.
Below you will find current Discussions and Announcements. Over on the right you will find CFP's for Southern Studies.
Join the editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era for a book discussion with Dr. Alexandra Finley, author of An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade (UNC Press, 2020). Wed. Dec. 3 @ 4 pm Eastern.
I would like to offer a quick word of thanks to H-South's new editorial team for getting the network up and running again after a brief hiatus and for bringing so much energy and vision to their work. I'm eager to watch H-South continue to grow under their guidance in the coming months and years. Thank you to Alexander Bowen, David Herr, Michele "Scout" Johnson, Bennett Parten, Lewie Reece, and Vernon Burton. And many thanks also to other incoming editors and all those who have served with the network in the past.
Dear H-South Subscribers,
Thanks for the pertinent reminder.
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)
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.
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The Papers of Andrew Jackson is pleased to announce that the second webinar of our 2020-2021 series is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 4-5pm (eastern). Professor Laura Ellyn Smith will present on “Anti-Jacksonian Democratization: The First National Political Party Conventions.” To preregister for this webinar, please visit: tiny.utk.edu/pajwebinar3102021.
The Allen Morris Forum on the Native South invites interested parties to join a collegial exhibition of new research on Native Americans in the American South virtually via Zoom. The February 2021 session welcomes the work of Dr. Jamie Mize from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
Join the Bartow History Museum as Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris, Morehouse College professor, presents Movement: Atlanta’s Journey to Leadership in the Quest for Civil and Human Rights. Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris will discuss:
Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021
This July, the American Social History Project will once again host an NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath. The institute will be a ten-day remote program taking place between June 28 and July 14, 2021.
I am writing on behalf of the Editorial Board of Essays in History (EiH) to announce that the journal is currently soliciting submissions for its upcoming fifty-fourth volume. We welcome submissions from scholars of the history of the American South.
Call for Papers
I am looking for 2 co-panelists, a chair, and a commenter for a panel for AHA 2022 in New Orleans (January 6-9, 2022). The panel looks to explore the cultures of marine resource extraction/exploitation on the Gulf Coast. My paper will look at the confrontation/friction between white and Vietnamese fishers on the Texas coast during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The panel topic can be tweaked as needed to accommodate other papers.
The January 31st registration deadline for Temple University's 26th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference is approaching quickly. While many excellent submissions have already come in, there remains room for more papers and panels. The conference will be held over Zoom across April 9-10, 2021 and will include a professional development panel. The event is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, showcasing work from participants around the United States and the world.
2021-2022 Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowships
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