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The Presidential Address and Southern Intellectual History

A few weeks ago I read Catherine Clinton’s presidential address, “The Southern Social Network,”   in the February 2017 Journal of Southern History. I had heard about it immediately after the Southern: people on twitter were talking about it and my advisor filled me in on the details. Clinton started her address as if it was a meandering walk through the history of the Southern Historical Association, the unprecedented and heralded feelings of camaraderie and friendship that go along with it. She discussed landmark moments in the history of the organization (a panel that included William Faulker, a divisive panel that Read more