Category Archives: 20th Century

A Review of Flippen’s “Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right” by Ashton Ellett

Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right by J. Brooks Flippen. University of Georgia Press, 2001. Paper, ISBN: 0820337706. $26.95. Readers expecting yet another political biography of the thirty-ninth president will be sorely disappointed…or … Continue reading

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Brief Notes on the Southern Historian and the Bow Tie

Brief Notes on the Southern Historian and the Bow Tie By Matthew C. Hulbert Anyone who has attended the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in recent years can honestly—though perhaps begrudgingly, depending on whom you ask—testify to the … Continue reading

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Reinhold Niebuhr and the American South by Blake Barton Renfro

Introduction: Guest Blog–Blake Barton Renfro In southern historical circles, the world traveling, cigar wielding, bourbon swigging gentleman known as Blake Barton Renfro hardly requires any such introduction. For the sake of consistency, we’ll give it a go anyway. JHW and … Continue reading

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A Review of Brown, Parks, and Phillips, eds “African American Fraternities and Sororities,” by Daleah Goodwin

African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, Second Edition by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips, eds. University of Kentucky Press, 2012. Cloth, ISBN:  9780813136622. $39.95. Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and … Continue reading

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A Review of Malinda Lowery’s “Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South” by Andrew Epstein

Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation by Malinda Maynor Lowery. University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Paper, ISBN: 9780807871119. $21.95. Native American Studies and History, at least in their strictest sense, can … Continue reading

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Mimetic Discoveries by Dr. Paul Anderson

Introduction: Guest Blog–Dr. Paul Anderson I first encountered Dr. Paul Anderson as a lowly undergraduate and fledgling (unbeknownst to me at the time) historian in his History of the South to 1865 course at Clemson University. In fact, my first … Continue reading

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Ghost Writers of the Confederacy by Dr. James J. Broomall

Introduction: Guest Blog–Dr. James J. Broomall It is with great pleasure that we present the work of a historian who is more than likely to become a permanent fixture on your literary radar (and who, at some future moment in … Continue reading

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A review of Charles Reagan Wilson’s “Flashes of a Southern Spirit” by James Welborn III

Flashes of a Southern Spirit: Meanings of the Spirit in the U. S. South By Charles Reagan Wilson Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011 $59.95 [Cloth] $24.95 [Paper] James “Trae” Welborn III (M.A., Clemson) is a core contributor to Bowtied … Continue reading

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A review of John Inscoe’s “Writing the South Through the Self: Explorations in Southern Autobiography” by Dr. Jay Langdale

Writing the South through the Self: Explorations in Southern Autobiography By John Inscoe Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011 $59.95 [Cloth] $19.95 [Paper] Dr. Jay Langdale (Ph.D., Florida) is an assistant professor of history at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia. … Continue reading

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C. Vann Woodward and Me by Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown

Introduction: Guest Blog—Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown I do not have the silver tongue—or pen, or keyboard, as it were—that my Bowtied colleagues are blessed with, and thus cannot write the introduction our most recent contributor deserves; we will simply settle for … Continue reading

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