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Jacquelyn Hall, founder and director of the Southern Oral History Program,
is Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History at the University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill and serves as president of the Labor and Working
Class History Association (LACHA). She is the author of Revolt Against
Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching
(1979), which won the
Conducting Early Interview
Simpkins Award and was reissued with a new introduction and epilogue in
1993, and co-author of Like
a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987),
which received the Beveridge and Merle Curti Awards. Hall received a Guggenheim
Fellowship for the completion of her forthcoming book, tentatively entitled
Writing Memory: Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin and the Refashioning of Southern
Identity, to be published by W.W. Norton. She is also working on a book
about women in the urban South. In 1997, Hall won a Distinguished Teaching
Award for graduate teaching. In 1999, she received the National Humanities
Medal from the President of the United States.
Selected Oral History Publications
a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Chapel
Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000) (second edn. with
new afterword by authors). Co-authors James Leloudis, Robert Korstad,
Mary Murphy, LuAnn Jones, and Christopher B. Daly.
- Revolt Against Chivalry:
Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching (Columbia
University Press, 1979; paperback, 1983; revised edition, 1993).
- "You Must Remember This:
Autobiography as Social Critique," Journal of American History
85, September 1998.
- "Open Secrets: Memory,
Imagination, and the Refashioning of Southern Identity," American
Quarterly 50, March 1998. Reprinted in Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural
Reader, ed. Ellen Dubois and Vicki Ruiz (Routledge, third edition
- "Cotton Mill People:
Work, Community and Protest in the Textile South, 1880-1940," American
Historical Review 91, April 1986; co-authored with Robert Korstad
and James Leloudis. Reprinted in Major Problems in the Gilded Age
and the Progressive Era, ed. Leon Fink (1992), and Major Problems
in the History of the American South, ed. Paul D. Escott and David
R. Goldfield (1990).
- "Disorderly Women: Gender
and Labor Militancy in the Appalachian South," Journal of American
History 73, September 1986. Reprinted in Women's America: Refocusing
the Past, ed. Linda K. Kerber and Jane DeHart Mathews (1982, 1987,
1991, 1995); Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader, ed. Ellen
Dubois and Vicki Ruiz (1990, 1994); Gender in American History
from 1890, ed. Barbara Melosh (1993); Half Sisters of History:
Southern Women and the American Past, ed. Catherine Clinton (1994);
The Helicon Nine Reader: A Celebration of Women in the Arts, the
Best of Ten Years, ed. Gloria Vando Hickok (1990); and Major
Problems in American Women's History, ed. Mary Beth Norton and
Ruth M. Alexander (1996).
Selected Oral History Presentations
and Public Appearances
- "Writing Memory: Katharine
Du Pre Lumpkin and the Remaking of Southern Identity," Plenary Address,
Citadel Conference on the South, Charleston, S.C., April 7, 2000.
- Appearance on UNC-TV's
"North Carolina People," discussing the Southern Oral History Program's
25th Anniversary and the National Humanities Medal, November 15, 1999.
- Interview on local edition
of "All Things Considered," WUNC Radio, April 8, 1999.
- Appearance on UNC-TV's
"North Carolina Now," discussing the Southern Oral History Program's
"Listening for a Change" project, June 29, 1998.
- Interview with Leda
Hartman, "The Southern Oral History Program: Listening for a Change,"
WUNC Radio, June 29, 1998.
- Panelist, "Retrospective
on Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World," Southern
Labor Studies Conference, Williamsburg, Va., September 26, 1997.