Journal of Mississippi History

Since 1939 The Journal of Mississippi History has been publishing lively and engaging articles by distinguished scholars on the history of the state, the Lower Mississippi Valley, and the South. Topics range from Native Americans and prehistoric archaeology to the Territorial years, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Each issue also contains book reviews and news of people and events in the Mississippi history community.

The journal is published quarterly by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in cooperation with the Mississippi Historical Society. Annual subscriptions begin at $25 for individuals. 

Back issues of the journal are available from the Mississippi History Store. Recent issues are $7.50, and issues published before 2003 are $10 each. Orders may be placed by email or by telephone at (601) 576-6998.

Past issues of The Journal of Mississippi can be searched using the database “America: History and Life,” which is available in most research libraries. Simply type the title of the journal in one search bar and set its search field set to “SO Publication name” in the dropdown menu. Any additional search bars can be used to narrow searches within the journal by subject, year of interest, year of publication, author, and so forth.

Vol. 79, No. 1 and No. 2—Spring/Summer 2017 (COMING IN NOVEMBER 2018!)

  • Mississippi Reconstruction Convention of 1865 by Winbourne Magruder Drake (1959)
  • Mississippi Unionism: The Case of the Reverend James A. Lyon edited by John K. Bettersworth (1939)
  • Mississippi Confederate Leaders After the Civil War by William B. Hesseltine and Larry Gara (1951)
  • Logging and Rafting Timber in South Mississippi by Nollie W. Hickman (1957)

Vol. 78, No. 3 and No. 4—Fall/Winter 2016 (vintage issue)

  • Introduction to Vintage Issue by Dennis J. Mitchell
  • J.F.H. Claiborne at Laurel Wood Plantation, 1853-1870 (1956) by Herbert H. Lang
  • The Friendship of L.Q.C. Lamar and Jefferson Davis (1944) by Willie D. Halsell
  • Religion in Mississippi in 1860 (1960) by Margaret Deschamps Moore
  • Sol Street: Confederate Partisan Leader (1959) by Andrew Brown

Vol. 78, No. 1 and No. 2—Spring/Summer 2016 (vintage issue)

  • Mississippi 1817: A Sociological and Economic Analysis (1967) by W. B. Hamilton
  • Protestantism in the Mississippi Territory (1967) by Margaret DesChamps Moore
  • The Narrative of John Hutchins (1958) by John Q. Anderson
  • Tockshish (1951) by Dawson A. Phelps

Vol. 77, No. 3 and No. 4—Fall/Winter 2015

  • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field and Ole Miss: 100 Years of in the Making by Chad S. Seifried and Milorad M. Novicevic
  • A Celebration 100 Years in the Making: The Modernization of Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field from 1914 to 2014 by Adam G. Pfleegor and Chad S. Seifried
  • The Gulf South Tung Industry: A Commodity History by Whitney Adrienne Snow

Vol. 77, No. 1 and No. 2—Spring/Summer 2015

  • Florence Latimer Mars:  A Courageous Voice Against Racial Injustice in Neshoba County, Mississippi (1923-2006) by Charles M. Dollar
  • White-Collared White Supremacists:  The Mississippi Citizens’ Councils and the Origins of Rightwing Media by Ian Davis
  • Richard Nixon, Mississippi, and the Political Transformation of the South by Justin P. Coffey 
  • Equity Law Consequences upon the Mississippi Married Women’s Property Act of 1839 by Cameron Fields

Vol. 76, No. 3 and No. 4—Fall/Winter 2014

  • Dignity in Life and Death: Undertaker Clarie Collins Harvey and Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Activism by Crystal R. Sanders
  • A Constitutional Enigma: Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Mississippi Plan by Joel Stanford Hays
  • Militias, Manhood, and Citizenship in Reconstruction Mississippi, 1868-1875 by Jacob S. Clawson
  • Violently Amorous: The Jackson Advocate, The Atlanta Daily World, and The Limits Of Syndication by Thomas Aiello

Vol. 76, No. 1 and No. 2 —Spring/Summer 2014  

  • Ross Collins and the Incunabula by Martha Swain
  • Otto Karl Wiesenburg: A Racial Moderate Who Helped Crack the Walls of the Mississippi “Closed Society” by Charles M. Dollar
  • The Legacy of the Child Development Group of Mississippi: White Opposition to Head Start in Mississippi, 1965–1972 by Emma Folwell
  • The Legacy of the Builder: Joseph T. Jones and the Development of Gulfport, Mississippi by Reagan Grimsley

Vol. 75, No. 4—Winter 2013:  Civil War Special Issue

  • Introduction by Michael B. Ballard
  • Wrong Job, Wrong Place: John C. Pemberton’s Civil War by Michael B. Ballard
  • The Naval War in Mississippi by Gary D. Joiner
  • Ulysses S. Grant and the Strategy of Camaraderie by John F. Marszalek
  • Newt Knight and the Free State of Jones: Myth, Memory,and Imagination by Victoria E. Bynum
  • “How Does It All Sum Up?”: The Significance of the Iuka-Corinth Campaign by Timothy B. Smith
  • From Brice’s Crossroads to Grierson’s Raid: The Struggle for North Mississippi by Stewart Bennett
  • Unionism in Civil War North Mississippi by Thomas D. Cockrell
  • “Successful in an eminent degree”: Sherman’s 1864 Meridian Expedition by Jim Woodrick
  • “The Colored Troops Fought Like Tigers”: Black Mississippians in the Union Army, 1863–1866 by Jeff T. Giambrone
  • A Soldier’s Legacy: William T. Rigby and the Establishment of Vicksburg National Military Park by Terrence J. Winschel

Journal of Mississippi History
P.O. Box 571 
Jackson, MS 39205-0571 
Phone: (601) 576-6936
Email: journal@mdah.ms.gov

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