This year, the Annual Meeting of the Southern Industrialization Project (SIP) will take place, for the second time, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, with which we are officially affiliated.
The Program Committee of SIP is thereby issuing now a Call for Papers to submit proposals to deliver a paper at said meeting. The title of the session that SIP is now organizing is: The Transformations of Southern Society, 1790-1860. This topic will constitute the subject of volume III of the series “New Currents in the History of Southern Economy and Society”, sponsored by SIP and published by The University of Missouri Press. Presenters will thus have the possibility to turn their papers into accomplished essays for publication.
The conventional portrait of the Old South has described southern society as mainly constituted by planters, slaves, and an undifferentiated mass of poor whites. Historiography of the past twenty years or so has instead shown that the society of the antebellum South, either white and black, was not only highly articulated into classes, also very dynamic, having undergone deep transformations between the close of the Eighteenth century and the coming of the Civil War. Paper proposals should look at any one of these transformations occurring in either the rural or the urban contexts, involving either whites or blacks, and their mutual relations. Proposals concerning the middle classes and the factory workers (either white or black) are particularly welcome.
One-page paper proposals should be sent, along with a short CV, to the Steven Reich, Editor of H-Southern Industry, NO LATER THAN MAY 30, 2005
Steven A. Reich
Department of History
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540)568-6063 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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