- First Name
- Natalie J.
- Last Name
- United States
- TX Texas
- University of Texas at Dallas
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- Jim Crow, southern history, incarceration, Louisiana, race
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- About Me
Natalie J. Ring researches and teaches on the History of the US South. She is the author of The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930 which was a finalist for the Best First Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and the TIL Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book from the Texas Institute of Letters. The Problem South traces the evolution of the idea of the “southern problem” in the context of U.S. colonialism and explains how national reform efforts to modernize the South contributed to the development of early twentieth-century liberalism.
Dr. Ring also is the co-editor of The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South and Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South. Currently she is working on a research monograph entitled The Bloodiest Prison in America: Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola which has been supported by the Charlton Oral History Grant from the Baylor University Institute for Oral History and a research grant from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History.
In addition, she is the author of several articles as well as essays in a number of edited volumes. Her collection The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward will be published by Oxford University Press October 1, 2020.
In 2015 she was appointed an OAH Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians.
- Recent Publications
The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward (co-edited, 2020)
Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South (co-edited, 2019)
The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South (co-edited, 2012)
The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930 (2012)
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- Country Focus
- United States
- Expertise by Geography
- North America
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Local & Regional, Politics, Race