The Journal of Mississippi History

Since 1939 the Journal of Mississippi History has been publishing lively and engaging articles by distinguished scholars on the history of the state, the Lower Mississippi Valley, and the South. Topics range from Native Americans and prehistoric archaeology to the Territorial years, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Each issue also contains book reviews and news of people and events in the Mississippi history community.

The journal is published quarterly by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in cooperation with the Mississippi Historical Society. Annual subscriptions begin at $25 for individuals. Click here to learn more.

Back issues of the journal are available from the Mississippi History Store. Recent issues are $7.50, and issues published before 2001 are $10 each. Orders may be placed by email or by telephone at 601-576-6921.

Vol. 73, No. 2—Summer 2011

Journal of Mississippi History
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571

H.T. Holmes, Editor-in-chief
Elbert R. Hilliard, Editor-in-chief Emeritus
Dennis Mitchell, Editor
Chris Goodwin, Managing Editor

Jennifer Ford, Bibliographical Editor
Robert Luckett, Book Review Editor
Sandra Boyd, Genealogical Editor
Charles Westmoreland, News and Notices Editor

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