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FA-55771-11
Discovering the South: Race, Region, and the Transformation of American Liberalism
Jennifer Ritterhouse, Utah State University

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Woman flogged: Willie Sue Blagden, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and how an impulse for story led to a historiographical corrective (Article)
Title: Woman flogged: Willie Sue Blagden, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and how an impulse for story led to a historiographical corrective
Author: Jennifer Ritterhouse
Abstract: The June 1936 flogging of Willie Sue Blagden, a middle-class white woman, by anti-union planters elicited public sympathy and political support for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU). Nevertheless, Blagden herself has been treated dismissively in the scholarly literature on the STFU. Drawn to the flogging story as a story, the author uncovered evidence that other historians have overlooked. This article presents a more accurate picture of Blagden to illustrate how historians' desire to write creatively and accessibly can lead to better, and not simply more entertaining, scholarship.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642529.2014.873588
Primary URL Description: Article abstract on the online platform for Taylor & Francis Group content
Secondary URL: http://www.tandfonline.com.mutex.gmu.edu/doi/full/10.1080/13642529.2014.873588
Secondary URL Description: Full text of the article accessed through George Mason University subscription
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"To Alter Patterns of Southern Living": Jonathan Daniels's A Southerner Discovers the South in the Evolution of Racial Liberalism (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "To Alter Patterns of Southern Living": Jonathan Daniels's A Southerner Discovers the South in the Evolution of Racial Liberalism
Author: Jennifer Ritterhouse
Abstract: Part of a panel on "Re-Evaluating Southern Liberalism," this paper examines Jonathan Daniels's 1938 book A Southerner Discovers the South not only for its role in his own evolution as a liberal, but also for its impact on the American political scene. As a bestseller that appeared within days of President Franklin Roosevelt's statement that the South was "the Nation's No. 1 economic problem," Daniels's book and the "regionalist liberal" perspective it embodied were more provocative and influential than historians have recognized.
Date: 11/14/2015
Primary URL: http://sha.uga.edu/2015%20Program.pdf
Primary URL Description: Conference program
Conference Name: Southern Historical Association annual meeting

"One of the Last of the Old Time Masters of Men Out of the Old Time South": Charles F. DeBardeleben and Labor Politics in Birmingham (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "One of the Last of the Old Time Masters of Men Out of the Old Time South": Charles F. DeBardeleben and Labor Politics in Birmingham
Author: Jennifer Ritterhouse
Abstract: Jonathan Daniels's 1937 interview with Birmingham industrialist Charles F. DeBardeleben, president of the Alabama Fuel and Iron Company, provides a window onto the labor conflicts in Depression-era Birmingham. Daniels considered DeBardeleben an old-time paternalist but also noted his political allegiance to Republican candidate Alf Landon in 1936. Focusing on DeBardeleben thus helps us understand connections between the history of labor relations in the South and the full-scale political realignment among white southerners that would be evident by the 1960s.
Date: 3/6/2015
Primary URL: https://southernlaborstudies.org/program-2015-southern-labor-studies-conference/
Primary URL Description: Conference program
Conference Name: 2015 Southern Labor Studies Conference


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