Ted Ownby

Ted Ownby

Ted Ownby is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. He is author of Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation, and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 (1993), and American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998 (1999), and editor of books on ideas in the Civil Rights era and southern manners. He is working on a book about the conflicting definitions of family life in the twentieth-century American South.

Lectures

  • Virtue, Corruption, and Household Politics in the Election of 2016 *
  • Brotherhood and Brotherhoodism in the Civil-Rights-Era South
  • Thinking about a History of the American South in the 1970s
  • Farm Family, Family Crisis, Family Values: Defining Family in the Twentieth-Century South


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.