Seeking labor scholars of the American South to join a panel for the 2020 AHA. Titled "Real Americans: Race, Rootedness, and the Politics of Place in the American South," this panel asks how the region came to be located as a site of political backlash and perennial out-migrations. Current papers include William Horne's exploration of caracerality, contractual labor, and land ownership in later 19th century Louisiana, and Lauren Angel's examination of gendered War on Poverty rhetoric tying white preservation to the Appalachian mountains. Karin Zipf (Bad Girls at Samarcand: Sexuality and Sterilization in a Southern Juvenile Reformatory) has agreed to chair. Scholars interested in investigating questions of race, power, labor, and/or gender in the construction of the American South are invited to send a brief abstract and CV to Lauren Angel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The George Washington University Department of History