On April 7-9, 2010, the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas, in partnership with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, will host its 3rd Blair Legacy Series Conference on native-Arkansan and southern historian, C. Vann Woodward. Specifically, on the 50-year anniversary of its publication, Woodward’s The Burden of Southern History will be the focus of this interdisciplinary retrospective. In the landmark collection of essays, Woodward tackles questions of equality, white southern identity, the political legacy of Reconstruction, the heritage of populism, and the place of the South within the nation.
In an effort to explore the legacy of Woodward’s ideas within the discipline of political science, the American Review of Politics will publish a special issue in 2011 devoted to the subject. The issue will focus primarily on the success or failure of the “2nd Reconstruction,” the Civil Rights Movement, a subject about which Woodward, writing in 1960, could only speculate. What are the challenges to voter participation, office-holding, or campaign fundraising that were not solved by the movement? What social changes initiated in this “2nd Reconstruction” did indeed alter the nature or function of southern politics? The American Review of Politics is interested in research that addresses this topic, broadly defined.
The deadline for submission is September 1, 2010, although articles will be reviewed and accepted before then if they are submitted earlier. All papers should be 20-30 pages in length, double-spaced and accompanied by an abstract of approximately 100 words. Papers should be formatted in accordance with journal guidelines available here (http://www.uark.edu/ua/policy/arp/subguidelines.html). Endnotes should be manually placed following superscripts rather than placed by a word processing program.
Questions as well as electronic submissions should be sent to Angie Maxwell, the special edition editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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