National Archives at Atlanta

The Long Simmer: The Cold War and the American South

The Long Simmer: The Cold War and the American South

Saturday, September 19, 2015
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia

Over 10,000 cubic feet of records relating to the Cold War in the American South are held at the National Archives at Atlanta. These records include documentation of the space program, nuclear research and development, civil defense, and the effects of these programs on the social and political environment of the Southeast. This year’s symposium encourages research in these diverse records, features scholars whose published works were based on these holdings, and promotes the discovery of new scholars from universities and colleges across the Southeast and the nation.

How to Register

Pre-registration is required. Registration is free and limited to 200 participants.

To register, please fill out the Registration Form and mail or email it to:

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260


The deadline for registration is Monday, September 14, 2015.

Presenters Include:

Dr. Kari Frederickson Dr. Kari Frederickson
Author of Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South and The Dixiecrat Revolt and
the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968

Professor of History and Department Chair, University of Alabama


Dr. Christopher Ward Dr. Christopher Ward
Author of Brezhnev's Folly: The Building of BAM and Late Soviet Socialism

Professor of History, Clayton State University


Dr. Douglas Flamming Dr. Douglas Flamming
Presentation Title: Red, “Pink Gold,” and Blue: Southern Shrimpers vs. Soviet Shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico, 1945-1975

Author of Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984
Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America
African Americans in the West

Professor of History, Georgia Institute of Technology


Dr. Aubrey Underwood Dr. Aubrey Underwood
Presentation Title: We’ve been dumped on by the Pentagon: The American South and the Campaign against Nuclear
Weapons and Nuclear Waste

Professor of History, Clark Atlanta University


John Whitehurst John Whitehurst
Presentation Title: Doctors and the Bomb: Civil Defense Training and the Emergence of Cold War Medical Activism

Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University