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First Name
Bethany L.
Last Name
Rice University
Website URL
U.S. South, Historiography, Regionalism, History and Memory, Editing, southern history, cultural history, intellectual history
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Personal Info

About Me

I am the Managing Editor of the Journal of Southern History at Rice University.

My research and editing focus on the history of the U.S. South, especially southern historical organizations, regionalism, history and memory, and historiography.

I have an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Rice University.

Recent Publications

“The Southern Historical Association: Seventy-Five Years of History ‘in the South’ and ‘of the South,'” Journal of Southern History 76 (August 2010): 655–82.

“C. Vann Woodward and the Reconstruction of the New South,” in John B. Boles and Bethany L. Johnson, eds., Origins of the New South, Fifty Years Later: The Continuing Influence of a Historical Classic (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003).

“Southern Historical Association and Its Antecedents,” in Clarence L. Mohr, ed., The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 17: Education (Chapel Hill, 2011), 301–3.

“New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War Era: An Introduction,” special issue coedited with W. Caleb McDaniel, Journal of the Civil War Era 2 (June 2012).

“Freedom and Slavery in the Voice of the Negro: Historical Memory and African-American Identity, 1904–1907,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 84 (Spring 2000): 29–71.

“Regionalism, Race, and the Meaning of the Southern Past: Professional History in the American South, 1896–1961” (Ph.D. dissertation, Rice University, 2001).

Book reviews in Journal of American HistoryJournal of Southern HistoryVirginia Magazine of History and PoliticsRegister of the Kentucky Historical Society, and others

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Race