Book series: New Studies in Southern History

Lexington Books, the scholarly imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking submissions for its book series, New Studies in Southern History, edited by John David Smith, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The series editor welcomes proposals for monographs, edited essay collections, and edited historical texts on the history of the American South broadly defined. Book projects should address scholarly audiences.

Titles in the series include:

Author Interview--R. Scott Huffard (Engines of Redemption)

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature R. Scott Huffard Jr. to talk about his new book Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South, published by the University of North Carolina Press.  

Scott Huffard is an associate professor of History at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

[Apply Now-NEH Summer Institute] The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty in July 2020 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2020.

Author Interview--Robert E. May (Yuletide in Dixie) Part 2

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature part 2 of our interview with Robert E. May to talk about his book Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory, which came out in October with the University of Virginia Press.

You can tell that you had a significant source base to construct your argument. How did a “typical” Christmas unfold on a plantation?

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