OSSECS Workshop for SHA 2014 – Atlanta


The Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture, and Society (OSSECS) is organizing its annual workshop, to be held in conjunction with the meeting of the Southern Historical Association (Atlanta, November 13-16, 2014), on the following subject:

“Reassessing the political economy of the U.S. South in the World War One era”

Understandings of the southern economic and related socio-cultural realities during the 1910s and 1920s have much varied over the past few decades, increasingly challenging and even confuting in many ways the assumptions of the long-standing, referential interpretation set forth by C. Vann Woodward in the 1950s as for the nature and characters of the New South’s economy.

Paper proposals eligible for consideration should address any chosen aspect, either domestic or international, of the southern political economy (agriculture, manufacturing, industrial labor—either white and black—international commerce, and more), in the World War One era in light of the present, global approach to the study of southern history.

One-page proposals and a short CV should be sent to the Chairman of the of the Program Committee, Gavin Wright (write@stanford.edu), by April 30, 2014.

The Program Committee


Gavin Wright, Stanford University


David Carlton, Vanderbilt University

Susanna Delfino, University of Genoa, Italy



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