Thursday, August 4, 2011

Legal History at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association

The program is out for the 77th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Society, scheduled to take place on October 27-30, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Here are some panels that may be of interest to readers:

YOUNGBLOOD: YOUTH, RACE, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS 
PRESIDING: Prudence Cumberbatch, Brooklyn College

The Racial and Sexual Politics of Space: Youth and Interracial Mixing in New Orleans, Lakisha Michelle Simmons, Davidson College 
More than a Hamburger and a Cup of Coffee: NAACP Youth and the Black Freedom Movement, Thomas Bynum, Middle Tennessee State University 
Blackboard Jungle: Desegregation, Delinquency, and the Cultural Politics of Brown v. Board of Education, Anders Walker, St. Louis University Law School
COMMENTS: Elsa Barkley Brown, University of Maryland; Susan K. Cahn, University of Buffalo
INTENDED AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF BRITISH SOVEREIGNTY AND RIGHTS DISCOURSE ACROSS THE EMPIRE
PRESIDING: Nicole Hudgins, University of Baltimore  
Politics of Standardization: Sovereignty and the British Empire in the Middle East, Shohei Sato, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University  
Revolution Triumphant: Political Discourse and the London Shrieval Election of 1682, J. Suzanne Farmer, University of Mississippi  
The Case of British Abolitionism: Seymour Drescher vs. Eric Williams, George Sochan, Bowie State University  
COMMENTS: Nancy Ellenberger, United States Naval Academy
RED, WHITE, AND BLACK: CONSTRUCTING NINETEENTH-CENTURY RACIAL IDENTITIES
PRESIDING: Amy Dru Stanley, University of Chicago 
Unintended Consequences: Restricting Notions of Whiteness in Maryland during the Early National Period, Patricia A. Reid, University of Dayton  
Traces of Blood: The Legal Construction of Whiteness in Antebellum Alabama, Stephen Middleton, Mississippi State University 
The Anatomy of Freedom: Constructing a National Archive of American Indian and African American Bodies, Nancy Bercaw, Smithsonian Institution  
COMMENTS: Tony A. Freyer, University of Alabama; Ariela J. Gross, University of Southern California
POOR WHITES, LABOR, AND LAW IN THE ANTEBELLUM AND CIVIL WAR SOUTH
PRESIDING: Jeff Forret, Lamar University  
Charleston Culture Clash: Poor Apprentices in Working- and Middle-Class Households, 1790-1860, John Murray, Rhodes College 
"He Stabbed a Valuable Colored Man": Commodification and Violence among Poor Whites and Slaves, Max Grivno, University of Southern Mississippi  
The Demoralization of Labor: Poor Whites, Slavery, and the Civil War, Keri Leigh Merritt, University of Georgia  
COMMENTS: Charles C. Bolton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Nancy Zey, Sam Houston State University
WHAT THESE BODIES MEAN: RACE, REPRODUCTION, AND LEGAL CHANGE
PRESIDING: Nicole Rousseau, Kent State University  
Nineteenth-Century Race and Reproduction: James Rowan Percy’s Obstetrical Case Record Book, Jennifer Kelly, University of Texas at Austin  
She Went to the Colored Doctor: Abortion Prosecutions and the Practice of Interracial Medicine, 1882-1965, Cynthia Greenlee-Donnell, Duke University  
Abortion Costs: Race and Welfare in the Political Struggle for Accessible Abortions, North Carolina, 1967-1985, Jennifer Donnally, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
COMMENTS: Crystal Feimster, Yale University; Joanna Schoen, University of Iowa
SLAVERY, MANUMISSION, AND THE LAW IN THE UPPER SOUTH
PRESIDING: L. Diane Barnes, Youngstown State University  
Law, Religion, and Manumissions: Delaware and Slavery, Darlene Spitzer-Antezana, Prince George’s Community College  
Slave Manumissions and Property Rights in Antebellum Kentucky, Andrea S. Watkins, Northern Kentucky University  
Self-enslaved Property Owners in Virginia, 1856-1864, Ted Maris-Wolf, College of William and Mary  
COMMENTS: Eric Burin, University of North Dakota; Janice Sumler-Edmund, Huston-Tillotson University
INDIAN CITIZENSHIP/CITIZEN INDIANS: RACE, IDENTITY, AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY AMONG POST-REMOVAL CHOCTAWS AND CHEROKEES
PRESIDING: John Ellisor, Columbus State University  
Tribal "Remnants" or State Citizens: Mississippi Choctaws in the Post-Removal South, Katherine M.B. Osburn, Tennessee Technological University  
Who Belongs? Race, Identity, and Tribal Citizenship on the Baker Roll of Eastern Cherokees, 1924-1930, Mikaƫla M. Adams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"A Good Type of Healthy, Honest Indian": Race, Gender, Class, and the Cherokee Transition to Oklahoma Statehood, Rose Stremlau, University of North Carolina at Pembroke  
COMMENTS: Christopher Arris Oakley, East Carolina University; Greg O’Brien, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
SEVENTY YEARS OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT: RACIAL POLITICS, PUBLIC POLICY, AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE
PRESIDING: Eric Arnesen, George Washington University 
The "Little FEPC" That Wasn’t: The NLRB and Southern Politics during World War II, Sophia Z. Lee, University of Pennsylvania 
Fair Employment and the Making of a Segregationist Movement, Jason Morgan Ward, Mississippi State University 
Devil’s Bargain: The FEPC and the Paradox of Rights in the Welfare State, James T. Sparrow, University of Chicago 
COMMENTS: Anthony S. Chen, Northwestern University; Joseph Crespino, Emory University 
The full program is here.

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