JSH Manuscript Development Workshop 2020

On July 30–31, 2020, the editors of the Journal of Southern History held the first-ever JSH Manuscript Development Workshop, on the theme “Immigration and Migration in the American South.” Eight scholars were invited to present their precirculated works-in-progress. Although we missed the opportunity to host these scholars at the Rice University campus as was originally intended, the virtual discussion was lively and productive. The editors thank these scholars for sharing their work:

    • Jessica Fletcher, Vanderbilt University, “Litigating Borderlands: The Transatlantic Illegal Slave Trade, the Spanish Empire, and Law in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South”
    • Stefanie Greenhill, University of Kentucky, “The Civil War Refugee Crisis and the Lasting Effects of the Civil War on Migration in the Postwar South”
    • Alisha Hines, Wake Forest University, “‘To Make Her Own Bargains with Boats’: Gender, Labor, and Freedom in the Western Steamboat World”
    • Brianna Nofil, College of William & Mary, “The Political Economy of ‘Undeportables’: Mariel Cubans in Louisiana Jails, 1987–1994”
    • Yuridia Ramírez, University of Illinois, “Farmworker Labor Politics and the Rearticulation of Racialized Hierarchies: Mexican Migrants in Late-Twentieth-Century North Carolina”
    • Michael Menor Salgarolo, New York University, “‘A Strange Settlement of Malay Fishermen’: Constructing Race and Gender at St. Maló, Louisiana, 1859–1883”\
    • Austin Stewart, Lehigh University, “The Other Cherokee Removal: Property Rights, Identity, and the Rise of Anglo Settler Sovereignty in Texas, 1820–1840”
    • Catherine Stout, Miss Porter’s School, “‘The Undesirable Southern Negro’: The Displacement of African American Migrant Workers during World War II”

Thanks also to JSH Editorial Board members Pippa Holloway and Amy Louise Wood and to former JSH editors John B. Boles and Evelyn Thomas Nolen for their participation and for sharing their expertise. The workshop was organized to recognize the sixtieth anniversary of Rice University’s sponsorship of the Journal of Southern History.

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