Southern Historian Vol. XXXVII Spring 2016

Table of Contents


From the Editor’s Desk p. 6

A Conversation with Dr. Peter Kolchin, Rachel K. Deale, p. 7

Ardent Nullifier and Gradual Emancipator: The Paradox of Virginia Governor John Floyd, Lucas P. Kelley, p. 23

“Let them and their religion be”: The Defeat of the Georgia Know Nothing Party by Irish Immigrants and the Democratic Party, 1854-1856, Alfred E. Cook III, p. 46

“The Women Are the Devils!”: Winchester, Virginia and Women’s Narrative Authority in the Civil War, April 1861 – March 1862, Sarah Hainbach, p. 63

“She-Rebels” in the Eyes of Union Soldiers: Masculine Identity and the Language of Occupation in the Civil War South, Melissa Farah Young, p. 88

Books on the South

Mulcahy, Hubs of Empire: The Southeastern Lowcountry and British Caribbean, Daniel J. Burge, p. 106

Banning, Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections that Created America, Matthew Pritchett, p. 107

Allmendinger, Nat Turner and the Rising in the Southampton County, J.S. Hinton, p. 109

Solonick, Engineering Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg, Lindsay Rae Smith, p. 110

Lee, Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause, Rebecca Theus, p. 112

Smith, An Evil Day in Georgia: The Killing of Coleman Osborn and the Death Penalty in the Progressive-Era South, Thomas Jenkins, p. 114

Craig, Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase, Ian Yunker, p. 115

Waters and Waters, The Kidnapping and Murder of Little Skeegie Cash: J. Edgar and Florida’s Lindberg Case, Melissa Farah Young, p. 117
Purcell, Interpreting American History: The New Deal and the Great Depression, Josh Howard, p. 119

Hillyer, Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South, Megan Morris, p. 121

Phelps, A People’s War on Poverty: Urban Politics and Grassroots Activists in Houston, Sarah Craddock, p. 123

Ells, The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME, John Young, p. 124

Corrigan, Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida, Marcus M. Witcher, p. 126

Noteworthy Titles

Ballard, Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege, Mark R. Folse, p. 128

Varon, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, John C. Kennedy, p. 130

Feldman, The Great Melding: War, the Dixiecrat Rebellion, and the Southern Model for America’s New Conservatism, David Justice, p. 132