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University of Mississippi Department of History

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Works: 36 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 1,914 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E441, 301.44930973
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Most widely held works by University of Mississippi
Perspectives and irony in American slavery : essays ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex, race, and the role of women in the South : essays by Joanne V Hawks ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Old South in the crucible of war : essays ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Perfect Harmony" the myth of Tupelo's industrial tranquility by Wendy D Smith ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite a vast amount of research on Southern labor in the 1930s, historians paid little attention to Northeast Mississippi. This predominantly rural area, though, boasted some of the largest garment factories of the period. Local businessmen established a cotton mill and three clothing manufacturing companies in Tupelo, the seat of Lee County. Town boosters boasted of harmonious relations between workers and management at each of the industrial facilities. In the spring of 1937, however, the cotton mill hands undertook a sit-down strike. Five days later, the women in the Tupelo Garment Company tried to initiate a strike. Both efforts failed. The cotton mill owners refused to negotiate. When it became clear that the operatives would not end the strike, management closed the plant indefinitely. The leaders of the strike at the garment company received little support from the majority of workers who earlier pledged allegiance. The plant manager fired the six women identified as the organizers of a local independent union. For the next four years, National Labor Relations Board hearings and organizing efforts by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union rocked the small town. The experience of the cotton mill workers and the garment company women expose Southern paternalism as a facade created and accepted by area businessmen but rejected by local workers. This study also challenges the prevailing opinion that Southern workers were bereft of class-consciousness. Without fitting into the Marxist definition of a proletariat, the farm women, who commuted to and from the factories via school buses, created a class-consciousness which related more to their rural identity than to their factory experience
An environmental history of the new deal in mississippi and florida by Robert Edward, junior Krause ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1930s represented a time of distinct and encompassing change in the United States South. In assessing the impact of New Deal agencies and public works, this dissertation examines three distinct southern areas-northeast Mississippi, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the Florida Panhandle-highlighting the dynamic and fluid character of federal projects and their impact on landscapes human and natural. In the hilly Tennessee River valley of northeast Mississippi, the federally-funded incorporation of the Tennessee Valley Authority led to an immediate transformation of landscape and the opening of novel possibilities within a newly-anointed "region" for the area's residents. Public works projects on the Mississippi Gulf Coast likewise reoriented the perspective of place by improving transportation networks and reinvigorating locally (and by the 1930s, globally) significant industries like lumber and seafood products. Federal aid in the fifteen western Florida Panhandle counties created a visibly new world for residents, as well. The construction of new roads and towns out of previously raw coastal timberlands led to a transformation of place and the emergence of not only new commercial and recreational spaces, but the development of a military-industrial complex that remains in place today. In addition to canvassing secondary historical works, primary sources utilized for this project include a wide range of regional newspapers and journals from Mississippi and Florida, federal and state agency reports, promotional material and publications, paper collections of New Deal officials, as well as oral histories and quantitative use of census data. Utilizing these previously neglected sources to demonstrate the malleability of post-Depression public works, this dissertation provides a nuanced historical understanding of the New Deal in the South
"Our Precious Little Circle" the strength of family and community in the life of a Civil War soldier by Jennifer Waller Ford ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation seeks to understand the connection between soldiers, families, and the place from which they came. This is the story of one such soldier and the strength of place that pulled on him throughout his time at the front. Looking at his experiences, and what effect the war had on the individual is the primary purpose of this paper. In broad outline the historiography of the ordinary soldier begins with Bell Irvin Wiley. Wiley and his The Life of Johnny Reb, The Life of Billy Yank, and his equally consequential work Plain People of the Confederacy was the first to examine the life of the common soldier. There was a gap in the historiography from Wiley to the 1980s when historians took another look at the common Civil War soldier. The books written after this period of inactivity exploded with new theories: soldiers felt more cohesion to other battle-weary soldiers vs. soldiers also felt close to home. This became one of the largest debates in the field as it appeared. This dissertation aims to place an individual in the midst of these debates
Grounding the counterculture post-modernism, the Back-to-the-Land movement, and authentic environments of memory by Jonathan A Bowdler ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This thesis will explore the regional and cultural dimensions of the Back-to-the-Land movement during the 1970s in an effort to move scholarship away from applying theoretical constructs such as post-modernism to diverse social movements. By drawing on the three main Back-to-the-Land publications, namely the Whole Earth Catalog, Mother Earth News, and the Foxfire books, this paper will demonstrate the varying impulses and regional nuances of the movement as well as the continuity and discontinuity of the back-to-nature tradition in America. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ways in which the Southern homesteading experience has been masked within the scholarship and how a reexamination of the movement from a Southern perspective can move historiography and historical methodology forward. The analysis put forward in this paper will serve to critique the study of ethnohistory by demonstrating the permeability of Native identities and the ways in which labor in the natural environment constructs identity. Native American and rural Appalachian cultural symbolism was employed by back-to-the-landers who sought out native knowledge through oral histories, most notably obtained in the Foxfire books. The construction of identity through knowledge and work of the physical environment was in no way post-modern because it was grounded in the soil that back-to-the-landers turned for their vegetable gardens
We could be making history the Kennedy-Nixon debates revisited by James L Baughman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
One of several "academic activities" held at the University of Mississippi preceeding the first presidential debate of 2008. Baughman, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses the media and presidential election of 1960, the first year that the presidential debates were televised
Judith Sargent Murray papers (Z/1827.00) by Judith Sargent Murray ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Good neighbors agents of change in the new rural South, 1900 to 1940 by Thomas Wayne Copeland ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This work paints an intimate portrait of rural people who lived in the hill counties of northeast Mississippi and southwest Arkansas between 1900 and 1940. Howard County, Arkansas and Union County, Mississippi serve as the representative counties for each hill-country region. Howard County is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, and Union County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This study identifies who in the rural communities was most responsible for bringing positive changes to their communities, questions what motivated their efforts, and evaluates their successes and failures. To this end, the work first examines how rural people "made do" with limited resources by organizing mutual support systems. It argues that rural people who lived in close proximity, shared similar experiences, and held strong religious beliefs, developed a community consciousness. The study also examines how racial relations in the rural hill-country complicated the community consciousness. The study is particularly interested in the roles women played in their communities. It examines how rural women developed mutual support networks and why these networks were so important for progressive change. The study found that women who were active in their churches joined forces through both religious and secular organizations to reform their communities. Local efforts to diversify the economy are evaluated in both southwest Arkansas and northeast Mississippi. Civic leaders sought to bring industry to their individual counties. When industries arrived, however, the industries could not employ a significant number of rural people, and many times the industries failed after only a few years. Finally, the study examines the important work of agricultural extension agents and home demonstration agents and argues that only after becoming part of the communities they served could these agents truly transform the rural South
The American school discipline debate and the persistence of corporal punishment in southern public schools by David M Hargrove ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The dissertation examines the history of American school discipline and corporal punishment in southern public schools. Pedagogical literature, court reports, and popular fiction show that school discipline was a controversial topic throughout American history. The conflict over corporal punishment in schools led to a 1976 Supreme Court decision, Ingraham v. Wright, affirming the power of educators to use corporal punishment. When the school discipline debate peaked late in the twentieth century, most American schools no longer used corporal punishment but southern educators continued to paddle students, especially African American school children. By the twenty-first century, southern city schools adopted non-violent forms of discipline but paddling persisted in rural southern schools, reinforcing images of the South as a violent region
Midwives of Mississippi by Laurel Lane Noel ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Across the United States as late as 1910, midwives delivered half of all babies. Their practice was primarily among women of white European descent and African American women of the South. The practice of midwifery was commonplace in Mississippi. Together, black midwives and white nurses would help to implement a new public healthcare structure in Mississippi during the 1920s. Records of the Mississippi State Board of Health together with letters from midwives and public health nurses' reports put midwives at the heart of the story of public health reform. Already held in high esteem by their own communities, midwives came to be more respected by the white community as a result of education and the embrace of new practices. Midwives gradually gained in the estimation of the medical community as well. Underprivileged African American women throughout Mississippi and the South contributed to the well being of their communities through public health work--one of the few venues open to African American women at the time. The majority of these women became midwives because they saw a need within their community and wanted to help their neighbors. Midwives assisted and cared for birthing women at a time when many community hospitals rejected African American women as patients, either due to racism or the women's inability to pay. After the passage of the Hill-Burton Act in 1946, treating poor women, who only a few years prior could not afford the luxury of a doctor, became financially lucrative for physicians. Through oral interviews and archival material, this thesis will prove that even after midwives became educated and adhered to strict state guidelines to be able to continue their practice as midwives, as a result of the Hill-Burton Act, they were robbed of their practice because they infringed on the white medical community's monetarily profitable business
"Deeds, not words" African American officers of World War I in the battle for racial equality by Adam Patrick Wilson ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This dissertation investigates the relatively untold story of the black officers of the Seventeenth Provisional Training Regiment, the first class of African Americans to receive officer training. In particular, this research examines the creation of the segregated Army officer training camp, these men's training and wartime experiences during World War I, and their post-war contributions fighting discrimination and injustice. These officers returned to America disillusioned with the nation's progress towards civil rights. Their leadership roles in the military translated into leadership roles in the post-war civil rights movement. Through their efforts, foundations for the modern Civil Rights movement were created. Through analysis of these men's lives, the dissertation details how these men returned from war and impacted change in America. They attacked the legality of segregation through both local and national civil rights' cases, embraced leadership roles in the "New Negro" movement, highlighted the value of educating black youth, and fought to integrate the military. These men served as the vanguard of civil rights fighting first as soldiers for democracy in Europe and returning as leaders determined to defeat segregation and injustice
'Wholly subjected'? anglo-indian interaction in colonial Virginia, 1646-1718 by Kristalyn Marie Shefveland ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Abstract: This dissertation argues that Native interaction with Europeans fundamentally shaped the social, economic, political, and diplomatic landscape of Virginia. While the traditional narrative focuses on the early contact period from 1607 to 1622 and then the events of 1676, I argue that between 1646 and 1718, everyday negotiation between Native Americans and English settlers shaped Virginia history in a variety of ways. This dissertation examines Anglo-Indian exchange and engagement utilizing court cases, laws, trade logs, personal letters, and archaeological and anthropological data to examine the ways that early English colonists interacted with Native Americans I argue it is impossible to understand colonial Virginia and posit that colonists and Indians acting together and against one another shaped the contours of Virginia and this study improves the narrative of Virginia by arguing against the declension model of Anglo-Indian interaction, rather, I argue that the Native Americans in Virginia persisted and played an important role in the colony after 1646. This project studies Anglo-Indian interaction and contends that it played a central role in the larger narrative of the colonial plantation South and of the Indian experience. Native Americans provided a source of income by working with and for Virginia colonists via the skins and slave trade, shaped the geography of the colony through their control of the interior, led to deep divisions and at times ineffective rule within the colonial assembly, created issues of profit desires and control in the realm of assimilation and education, and were enslaved alongside Africans in the early plantation economy. An understanding of these topics leads to a vastly improved narrative of Virginia colonial history
"There is a gnawing worm under the bark of our tree of liberty" anti-mission Baptists, religious liberty, and local church autonomy by John Lindbeck ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The schism between American missionary and anti-mission Baptists of the 1820s and 1830s stemmed from an ideological disagreement about how Baptists should interact with the rest of society. While anti-mission Baptists maintained their distance from "worldly" non-Baptist society, missionary Baptists attempted to convert and transform "the world." Anti-mission Baptists feared that large-scale missionary and benevolent societies would slowly accumulate money and influence, and that they would use that influence to infringe on the autonomy of local congregations and the religious liberty of the nation. While histories of this topic often portray anti-mission Baptists as obscure and paranoid of an imagined "law religion," I argue that they were not paranoid. Rather, their observation of missionary Baptists' efficient, outward-looking world view, embodied in the novel benevolent societies, helped them foresee the gradual growth of evangelical influence in society. While most Baptists did not shift their attention towards legislating their own moral values on society through secular law until the late nineteenth century, the roots for this shift were in the business-minded benevolent societies of the early nineteenth century. Far from being an obscure offshoot of the past, anti-mission Baptists represented--and represent--an alternative to the active involvement of conservative evangelicals in politics. Much like their dissenting American Baptist ancestors of the colonial era, they carried on the legacy of religious liberty and local church autonomy despite the radical changes of the early nineteenth century
A strange union science and politics in the loyalty of Cadwallader Colden by Katherine Gray Smith ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cadwallader Colden remains one of the least-studied Crown officials. His reasons for remaining loyal to the Crown have not been investigated, nor has the interaction between his scientific interests and his politics. This thesis explores the relationship between Colden's loyalty and his science, primarily through study of Colden's published papers and letters, as well as the letters and papers of various other colonial officials and amateur scientists. Ultimately this thesis concludes that Colden formed his closest friendships with other amateur scientists, and that these relationships significantly affected his politics
The rule of three Federal courts and prison farms in the post-segregation South by Gregory L Richard ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The following dissertation discusses the United States Federal Court judicial reform of prison farms in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. More specifically, it examines the judicial and legislative history of the historic reform that includes the role of the individual judges that presided over the years of legislation necessary to bring Constitutional reforms to the state prison systems of the South. The judges and states in this study include J. Henley Smith of Arkansas, William C. Keady of Mississippi, and E. Gordon West of Louisiana. The research outlines an important aspect of the court system and the struggle between states and the federal government to create a constitutional prison system. Some of these constitutional defects related to substandard living conditions, prison officials not providing for the safety of inmates, the prevention of prisoner complaints reaching the courts, and the segregation of African American inmates from whites within the prison structure. A number of primary resources provided the bulk of the research, including the use of judicial archives, the individual judges' papers, court documents such as motions and prisoner petitions, and biographies of the individual judges. The judges' court opinions, as well as archival information relating to their lives before they reached the bench as well as their work from the federal courts, contributed to this study. These sources helped construct the most exhaustive and complete judicial and legislative history of the reform of three state prison farm systems in the United State South after the segregation era. In numerous ways, the federal prisons began their own transformation after the desegregation of other institutions in American society. This work traces that history and it also discusses the work of these three judges in bringing about the first such federal court reform of state prison systems to ever occur in the United States. It would set up the eventual federal judicial control of dozens of other state and territorial prison systems. The research also leads to the discovery that the judges possessed a unique "judicial personality" which influenced their specific methodology. These judicial personalities reflected the society they grew up in, the legal training they received, and their particular legal careers leading up to the bench. In addition, the society that surrounded this prison litigation, namely a southern political attitude that accepted harsh prison conditions for the good of the state, as well as a southern body politic already disenchanted by the desegregation of many areas of public life, also affected the role of the judges during said litigation. The dissertation enhances the current scholarship of federal judicial prison reform by presenting a geographically specific study focusing on the particular role of the judges in the litigation. The work also brings the study of the federal judge out of the realm of legal scholarship and criminal justice into the field of history and larger historical studies of the rising Carceral state in the United States during the latter half of the twentieth century
The gold rush and the rush to war by Robert Webb Matthews ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Glory stands beside our grief the Maryland United Daughters of the Confederacy and the assertion of their identity by Amanda M Myers ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This project analyzes the position of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Maryland Division as a Lost Cause organization in a border state, and argues how the women sought respect from the national UDC chapter and divisions of former Confederate states. Women of the Maryland UDC believed strongly in their wartime support for the Confederacy and their identity as southerners; yet, they struggled for an equal voice within a national association predicated on the values of the Lost Cause and having been from a state that had not seceded. Southern sympathizing discourse among Maryland UDC women had to be reaffirmed in their actions in order to convince the national UDC and individual Confederate state divisions of their identity. Arguing that through the Daughters, commemoration efforts in erecting the Maryland Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the monument to Confederate Maryland women, and the Jefferson Davis monument, the Maryland UDC sought to identify themselves as vital and distinct while seeking acceptance within the national organization. The Maryland Daughters viewed their monuments and projects as a means to commemorate and memorialize fallen soldiers, perpetuate southern antebellum ideologies for future generations, and to align themselves with their southern sisters
"Neither slave nor free..." Interracial ecclesiastical interaction in Presbyterian mission churches from South Carolina to Mississippi, 1818--1877 by Otis Westbrook Pickett ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This research focuses on the efforts of a variety of missionary agencies, organizations, Presbyteries, synods and congregations who pursued domestic missionary efforts and established mission churches among enslaved Africans and Native Americans from South Carolina to Mississippi from 1818-1877. The dissertation begins with a historiographical overview of southern religion among whites, enslaved Africans and Native Americans. It then follows the work of the Rev. Cyrus Kingsbury among the Choctaw, the Rev. T.C. Stuart among the Chickasaw, the Rev. Charles Colcock Jones among enslaved Africans in Georgia and investigates the work of the Rev. John Adger and John Lafayette Girardeau among enslaved Africans in South Carolina. The work attempts to examine the mission church as a nineteenth century space for uncommon opportunities with regard to interracial interaction, ecclesiastical equality and education. Further, the work connects postbellum interracial ecclesiastical relationships as firmly rooted in antebellum mission structures. Finally, the unique space of the Presbyterian mission church in the nineteenth century contained an incredibly diverse and multiracial congregation which often challenged entrenched societal notions of racial hierarchy, as well as the institution of slavery, which was so invasive and captivating of the culture
 
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