Publications of the Southern Texts Society

The Southern Texts Society is dedicated to the identification, editing, and publication of a series of book-length collections of manuscripts or rare printed materials that are important to understanding the culture of the American South and its expressive life.

David S. Shields is McClintock Professor of Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, and the editor of the journal Early American Literature. He is the author of Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America and Oracles of Empire: Poetry, Politics, and Commerce in British America, 1690–1750, and the editor of Pioneering American Wine. Shields' scholarly interests include Southern studies, cultural history and material culture studies, Early American literary history, the history of the book, and the intellectual history of the Early Modern Atlantic World.

Books in this series

The Correspondence of Sarah Morgan and Francis Warrington Dawson
With Selected Editorials Written by Sarah Morgan for the Charleston News and Courier
Edited by Giselle Roberts

A DuBose Heyward Reader
DuBose Heyward
Edited and with an Introduction by James M. Hutchisson

In Black and White
An Interpretation of the South
Lily Hardy Hammond
Edited by Elna C. Green

John Bachman
Selected Writings on Science, Race, and Religion
Edited by Gene Waddell

Mary Telfair to Mary Few
Selected Letters, 1802–1844
Edited by Betty Wood

Pioneering American Wine
Writings of Nicholas Herbemont, Master Viticulturist
Edited by David S. Shields

Princes of Cotton
Four Diaries of Young Men in the South, 1848–1860
Edited by Stephen Berry

Shared Histories
Transatlantic Letters between Virginia Dickinson Reynolds and Her Daughter, Virginia Potter, 1929–1966
Edited by Angela Potter

To Find My Own Peace
Grace King in Her Journals, 1886–1910
Edited by Melissa Walker Heidari

Series editor
David S. Shields


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Editorial Advisory Board

Richard J. M. Blackett
Vanderbilt University

Susan V. Donaldson
College of William and Mary

Fred Hobson
University of North Carolina

Anne Goodwyn Jones
Allegheny College

David Moltke-Hansen

Steven M. Stowe
Indiana University