Tuesday 30 July 2013

Reading list for AMER20411 Southern Crossings

Preliminary Reading Suggestions for AMER20411: Southern Crossings

University of Manchester

Dr Natalie Zacek

Autumn 2013



The reading list below is intended to allow you, if you choose, to get a head-start on preparing for this module. You are not required, or expected, to have read all, or any, of the texts listed below prior to the beginning of the module. All of the items listed below, unless otherwise indicated, are available via the in hard copy at the JRUL or via the JRUL’s e-journals (NOT via Google).


Kenneth Aslakson, “The ‘Quadroon-Placage’ Myth of Antebellum New Orleans,” Journal of Social History 45 (2011): 1-26


Juliana Barr, “A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the ‘Land of the Tejas’,” William and Mary Quarterly s3:61 (2004): 393-434


Kathleen M. Brown, Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia


Catherine Clinton and Michelle Gillespie, eds., The Devil’s Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South


Steve Estes, I Am A Man!: Race, Manhood, and the Struggle for Civil Rights


Crystal A. Feimster, Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of

Rape and Lynching


Martha Hodes, White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South


John Howard, Men Like That: A Southern Queer History


Greg O’Brien, “The Conqueror Meets the Unconquered: Negotiating Cultural Boundaries on the Post-Revolutionary Southern Frontier,” Journal of Southern History 68 (2001): 39-72


Renee C. Romano, Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America


Joshua D. Rothman, Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families Across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861


Nina Silber, The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900


Angelia R. Wilson, Below the Belt: Sexuality, Religion, and the American South




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