Journal of Southern History, Vol. 88, No. 4

The editors of the Journal of Southern History announce the publication of the November 2022 issue. Southern Historical Association members can look for their copies in the mail soon, and it is available online via Project MUSE (

“In Reference to the Death of Isham”: Slavery, Law, and Their Afterlives
By Julia W. Bernier and Justin Simard

Journal of Southern History, Vol. 86, No. 4

The November 2020 issue of the Journal of Southern History has been mailed to SHA members and is available online via Project MUSE:

The Prison of Public Works: Enslaved People and State Formation at Virginia's Chiswell Lead Mines, 1775–1786

By Sean Gallagher

Denmark Vesey's Church

By Michael P. Johnson

Surfing the Sun Belt South: An Oral History

By Steve Estes

In Search of Southern Digital History: A Review Essay

Panel on Plantation Afterlives for 2021 SHA

Together with Martyn Bone, associate professor of English at the University of Copenhagen, and Tjalling Valdés Olmos, a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam, I am trying to put together a panel on plantation afterlives for the 2021 Southern Historical Association Conference in New Orleans. I currently work as assistant professor in American Studies and History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. We already drafted the following panel proposal: "Plantation legacies continue to haunt societies around the globe until this day.

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