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Dr. Whitney Snow

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Title
Associate Professor
Department
History
Location
O'Donohoe Hall
Room
223

Bio

Whitney Snow, Associate Professor, specializes in the Twentieth-Century South. Her main interests are agricultural, environmental, and labor history although she does have a penchant for pop culture. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, she received her doctorate from Mississippi State University. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals ranging from the Alabama Review and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly to Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture and Forests, Trees and Livelihoods. She is the author of the book Cathedral Caverns (Arcadia, 2017) and co-author of both Lake Guntersville (Arcadia, 2018) and Guntersville (Arcadia, 2021). She is the editor of The Civil War Diaries of Cassie Fennell: A Young Confederate Woman in North Alabama, 1859-1865 (University of Tennessee Press, 2020) and Alabama Bill and the Bowery (Sunbury, 2020). She is currently editing the World War II diaries of Alabama sailor Carlos Jackson McGowin.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Mississippi State University PhD 2013
The University of Alabama in Huntsville M.A. 2008
The University of Alabama in Huntsville B.A. 2006
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Associate Professor 08/25/2018
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 08/24/2013
Mississippi State University Graduate Teaching Assistant 08/24/2008 05/14/2013

Books

Snow, Whitney A. and Barbara J. Snow. Guntersville. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2021.

Snow, Whitney A., ed. Alabama Bill and the Bowery. Mechanicsburg, PA: Sunbury Press, 2020.    

Snow, Whitney A., ed. The Civil War Diaries of Cassie Fennell: A Young Confederate Woman in North Alabama, 1859-1865. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2020. 

Snow, Whitney A. and Barbara J. Snow. Lake Guntersville. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2018.

Snow, Whitney A. Cathedral Caverns. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2017.






 

 

 

 

Journal Articles

"The Gulf South Tung Industry: A Commodity History." Journal of Mississippi History 77, no. 3 and 4 (Fall/Winter 2015): 177-214. [backlogged; published in 2018.]

"Bound by Blood and Feud: The Murders of John, Arnold, and General William Brantley." Journal of East Texas History 54, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 18-27.

"Of Myth and Moo: Huntsville's Lily Flagg." Huntsville Historical Review 41, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 2016): 42-54.

" 'A Great Dream for this Valley: Louis Bromfield and Wichita Falls Malabar Farm, 1949-1954.'" Southwestern Historical Quarterly cxix, no. 4 (April 2016): 379-405.

"Frank James's Muscle Shoals Trial." Alabama Review 68, no. 4 (Oct 2015): 322-344.

"Ornamental, crop or invasive: The history of the Empress (Paulownia) in the USA." Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 24, no. 2 (April 2015): 85-96.

"Industry Rising: Madison County Cotton Mills, 1809-1885." Huntsville Historical Review 39, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 23-37.

"Teaching Young Dogs New Tricks: Early Boys' and Girls' Clubs in Central Mississippi." Journal of Mississippi History 73, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 1-22.

"A Great Step Forward? Senator John C. Stennis and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960." Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture 9, no. 2 (July 2011): 134-157.

"Cotton Mill City: The Huntsville Textile Industry, 1880-1989." Alabama Review 63, no. 4 (Oct 2010): 243-281.

"Slave Owner, Slave Trader, Gentleman: Slavery and the Rise of Andrew Jackson." Journal of East Tennessee History 80 (2008): 46-60.

"The Quest for the Tomb of Tutankhamun." Journal of Graduate and Undergraduate Research in History [The University of Alabama in Huntsville] x (2006): 221-238.

Co-Authored Journal Article

Halverson, Sean C. and Whitney A. Snow. "From Fuller's Folly to National Natural Landmark: Huntsville's Shelta Cave." Huntsville Historical Review 43, no. 2 (Fall-Winter 2018): 14-43.





Editorial Contributor Essays

"The Motion Picture Production Code (1930)." In Our Western World, vol. II., edited by Zachary Alexander et al., 116-117. 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2017.

"The Comedy Genre during the Great Depression." In Our Western World, vol. II., edited by Zachary Alexander et al., 118-119. 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2017.

Magazine Articles

"Dark of the Moon: The Life of Alabama Playwright William Berney." Alabama Heritage no. 141 (Summer 2021): 28-35.

"Lily Flagg." Alabama Heritage no. 127 (Winter 2018): 68-69.

"A Life on the Lam: James Neely and the Death of Hiram Cooley." The Old Tennessee Valley Magazine & Mercantile Advertiser no. 243 (June 2015): 40- 46.

"Arab's Poke Salat Festival." Alabama Living 68, no. 5 (May 2015): 16.

"L'Rancho still going, so guess what else, too." Good Life Magazine: Marshall County (Summer 2015): 10.

"Cornel Wilde and Cathedral Caverns." Alabama Heritage no. 116 (Spring 2015): 58-59.

"Tung Trees in Alabama." Alabama Heritage no. 112 (Spring 2014): 58-59.

Encyclopedia Entries

"Wichita Falls Municipal Zoo." Handbook of Texas Online. https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gbw03 [published on September 12, 2018].

"Cherishing Wilderness? The Toll of Tourism on The Great Smoky Mountains National Park" [1000-word essay]. In Earth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features edited by Joyce Quinn. ABC-CLIO, 2015.

"Tung Oil." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1462/&view=summary [published on October 17, 2014].

"Mississippi" [2500-word essay]. In America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture of the United States edited by Kim Kennedy White. ABC-CLIO, 2012.

Book Reviews

Review of Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South by Marie S. Molloy. Florida Historical Quarterly 97, no. 3 (Winter 2019): 355-357.

Review of No Hope for Heaven, No Fear of Hell: The Stafford-Townsend Feud of Colorado County, Texas, 1871-1911 by James C. Kearney, Bill Stein, and James Smallwood. New Mexico Historical Review 93, no. 2 (Spring 2018): 215-216.

Review of The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South by William Thomas Okie. Journal of Southern History 84, no. 2 (May 2018): 488-489.

Review of The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty by Ellen Walker Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles. Journal of Southern History 83, no. 4 (Nov 2017): 1000-1001.

Review of Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960 by Matthew L. Downs. Alabama Review 70, no. 3 (July 2017): 270-273.

Roundtables

"Across the K-16 Continuum: Collaborative Conversations and Possibilities for History Education," 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.

"Across the K-16 Continuum: Collaborative Conversations and Possibilities for History Education, 111th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, August 2-4, 2018.

"This Class was Crazy: Digital Liberal Arts and the Power of a Consortium," 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 5-8, 2017.

Conference Presentations

"Alabama's Robin Hood"? Myths Surrounding Outlaw Rube Burrow," 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, December 3-5, 2021 (Virtual).

"The Hillbilly Image in Television and Film," Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA), October 21-23 (Virtual).

"Nativism in 1920s North Alabama: A Comparative Study of a Greek Restauranteur and a Romanian Merchant," 39th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Natchez, MS, October 7-9, 2021.

"Swamp Stereotypes and Rural Caricatures: Andrey Konchalovskiy's Shy People (1987) as Louisiana's Deliverance," 13th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference, sponsored by Northwestern State University, September 24-25, 2021 (Virtual).

"The Cat Crusader? Cats in Cozy Mysteries," Conference on Domestic Cats in Literature, Troy University, June 11-12, 2021 (Virtual).

"The Robin Hood Legend, Italian Style: Lina Wertmuller's Summer Night (1986)," Popular Culture Association, June 2-5, 2021 (Virtual).

"The Peculiarities of the Princess Tree: Paulownia Farming in the United States," Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, June 1-5, 2021(Virtual).

"That's No Lady: The Defiance of Mafia Moll Virginia Hill," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPAC), February 22, 2021 (Virtual).

"Come Hell or High Water: The Life and Times of Carlos Jack McGowin," 38th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Alexandria, LA, October 1-3, 2020.

"Dark of the Moon: The Life of Alabama Playwright William Berney," Phi Alpha Theta Biennial, San Antonio, TX, January 2-5, 2020.

"Cherishing Wilderness? The Toll of Tourism on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park," 37th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Pensacola, FL, October 17-19, 2019.

"Flashy Lady: Mafia Moll Virginia Hill's Kefauver Hearings Testimony and her Challenge to Traditional Notions of Femininity," 112th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, July 31-August 2, 2019.

"Robin Hood, Italian Style: Banditry in Lina Wertmuller's Summer Night," 12th Biennial Conference on the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, Montevallo, AL, May 14-17, 2019.

"Yonder Come the Yankees: The Civil War Diary of Catherine Fennell," 36th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, October 4-6, 2018.

"The Civil War Diary of Marshall County Native Catherine Fennell," Alabama Association of Historians, Birmingham, AL, April 13-14, 2018.

"Catherine Fennell: Guntersville's Teenage Civil War Diarist," Phi Alpha Theta Biennial, New Orleans, LA, January 3-6, 2018.

"Lake Guntersville State Park: Jewel of the Playground of the South," 35th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Pensacola, FL, October 5-7, 2017.

" 'They Can All Go to the Devil': Frank James and the Shaping of James Brothers' Mythology in Huntsville, Alabama," 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, Montgomery, AL, June 16-17, 2017.

"Samoa: A Precursor to World War I," Southern Conference on British Studies, St. Petersburg, FL, November 3-4, 2016.

"Underground Wonderland," 34th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Mobile, AL, October 13-15, 2016.

"Of Myth and Moo: Huntsville's Lily Flagg," Alabama Association of Historians, Jacksonville, AL, February 20, 2016.

"Huntsville's Trial of the Century: The Frank James Trial for the Muscle Shoals Robbery," Phi Alpha Theta Biennial, Orlando, FL, January 6-10, 2016.

"The Baltzell-Brantley Feud in Texas and Mississippi: The Murders of John, Arnold, and William Brantley, 1859-1870," 33rd Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Natchez, MS, October 1-3, 2015.

"A Great Dream for this Valley: Louis Bromfield and Wichita Falls Malabar Farm, 1949-1954," Agricultural Historical Society Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, June 3-6, 2015.

"Ambitious Youth: Andrew Jackson's Quest for Honor in the Interstate Slave Trade," 80th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2014.

"Pink Clouds in Dixie: Tung Tree Tourism in the Gulf South," 32nd Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, Galveston, TX, October 9-11, 2014.

"American Tung Oil: A Cultural Remaking," Agricultural Historical Society Annual Meeting, Provo, UT, June 19-22, 2014.

"The Empress Tree: Paulownia tomentosa and its Transition from Blessing to Bane over the course of the Twentieth Century," Phi Alpha Theta Biennial, Albuquerque, NM, January 2-5, 2014.

"Conservation and the American Tung Oil Tree: The Remaking of Cut-over Pinelands along the Gulf Coast," East Texas Historical Association Conference, Nacogdoches, TX, September 26-28, 2013.

"What's in a Name? The Gulf South Tung Oil Industry in Popular Culture," Alabama Association of Historians, Northwest-Shoals Community College, February 22-23, 2013.

"Toiling the Soil and Reaping Oil: The Cultivation of a Tree Called Tung," Agricultural Historical Society Annual Meeting, Manhattan, KS, June 6-9, 2012.

"A Tough Nut to Crack: Tung Oil and Agricultural Policy, 1938-1978," Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, April 13-14, 2012.

"The Quest for a Domestic Tung Oil Industry, 1902-1945: Early Motivations, Obstacles, and the Impact of World War II," The Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment in the South (CHASES): The Experiment Station Forum, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, February 3, 2012.

"Tung Oil Turmoil: The Rise and Fall of a Gulf Coast Crop, 1930-1969," 29th Gulf South History & Humanities Conference, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, October 20-22, 2011.

"Science and the Domestic Tung Oil Industry," Ohio Valley Historical Conference, Murray State University, Murray, KY, October 6-8, 2011.

"Tung Tide: Chemurgy and the Domestic Tung Oil Industry," Agricultural Historical Society Annual Meeting, Springfield, IL, June 15-18, 2011.

"The Roots of the 1934 National Textile Strike: Huntsville, Alabama," Southern Labor Studies Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, April 7-10, 2011.

"Along the Flint River: The Early Mills of Madison County," University of Alabama in Birmingham History Forum, Birmingham, AL, March 5, 2011.

"Strike Out: The 1934 National Textile Strike in Huntsville, Alabama," Ohio Valley Historical Conference, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, October 14-16, 2010.

"A Great Step Forward? Senator John C. Stennis and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act of 1960," Mid-America Conference on History, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, September 23-25, 2010.

"Teaching Young Dogs New Tricks: Early Boys' and Girls' Clubs in Central Mississippi," Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, April 10, 2010.