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Dr. George Rable Honored for Damn Yankees

The History Department came together yesterday to celebrate the publication of Dr. George Rable’s sixth and latest book, Damn Yankees: Demonization and Defiance in the Confederate South (Louisiana State University Press, 2015). Dr. Kari Frederickson began the event by noting that the book is drawn from talks delivered for the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in […]

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Dr. Carrie Gibson to Speak on the Deep South’s ‘Forgotten’ Hispanic Heritage.

The Department of History, LACLS, The Summersell Center for the Study of the South, and The Department of American Studies present Dr. Carrie Gibson, author of Empire’s Crossroads. Dr. Gibson will speak on the South’s Forgotten Hispanic Heritage on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 3 p.m. in room 251, ten Hoor Hall. The title of […]

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“Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America” Panel Discussion a Success.

Approximately 100 people gathered at Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center last Tuesday (January 26) night to hear a panel presentation on the topic of Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America from Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of the New York Times bestseller Wench; Trudier Harris, Professor of English, The University of Alabama; Sharony Green, Assistant Professor of […]

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Doctoral Candidate’s Article Accepted for Publication in Civil War History

Doctoral candidate Lindsay Ray Smith‘s article,”More than Paper and Ink: Confederate Medical Literature and the Making of the Confederate Army Medical Corps,” has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming edition of Civil War History. Smith’s work explores the influence of medical literature in the development of Confederate nationalism and vice-versa. During the Civil War […]

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“Five Ways to Read a Corpse,” with Mary Louise Roberts, WARF Distinguished Lucie Aubrac Professor and Plaenert Bascom Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin.

Is it morbid to study the history of the dead body? Historians have largely averted their eyes, as if the corpse stood beyond time and place, beyond life itself. With its stench and decay, the human corpse inspires revulsion; it compels us to look away. But the dead body arrested the attention of all those […]

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Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America: An Evening with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Trudier Harris, Sharony Green, and Liza Ze-Winters

Black and white Southerners have “known” each other for centuries in ways not easily discussed. This conversation brings together four women scholars who have carefully addressed the subject of how these two groups have “intimately,” and not just sexually, encountered one another in complex ways before the Civil War and beyond. Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of […]

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“Five Ways to Read a Corpse,” with Mary Louise Roberts, WARF Distinguished Lucie Aubrac Professor and Plaenert Bascom Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin.

Is it morbid to study the history of the dead body? Historians have largely averted their eyes, as if the corpse stood beyond time and place, beyond life itself. With its stench and decay, the human corpse inspires revulsion; it compels us to look away.   But the dead body arrested the attention of all those […]

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Peacock Appointed to the College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board

Dr. Margaret Peacock, Associate Professor of Soviet History, was recently awarded a three year fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board. Each year, the Leadership Board chooses three members of faculty who have demonstrated excellence as scholars and teachers to become fellows for a three-year term. During her fellowship, Dr. Peacock will […]

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The Nineteenth Century City Examines the Role of Women in Higher Education Between 1830 and 1920.

On December 2, from 4-5:30 pm, in The University of Alabama’s Gorgas House, students enrolled in “The Nineteenth Century City,” a course taught by Sharony Green, Assistant Professor of History, will present an exhibit on young women attending female academies and institutions of higher learning in West Alabama and other areas of the country. Between […]

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Dr. Margaret Peacock’s Teaching Methods Featured in the Collegian.

“Dr. Margaret Peacock is always asking ‘why.’ “Why, for instance, should she deliver a traditional-style lecture when technology and online classes have diminished its value? The answer, in Peacock’s eyes, is simple: She shouldn’t. “‘I’m not convinced that group work is best, either,’ said Peacock, an assistant professor in the Department of History. ‘Students hate […]

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Cold War Dixie Wins Best Book Award

Dr. Kari Frederickson’s Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South, which examines the impact of the Cold War on the U.S. South, was recently named the recipient of the Southern Historical Association’s Bennett H. Wall Award for the best book in southern economic or business history published in the last two years. […]

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Selesky Donates Comic Book Collection to UA Special Collections

Dr. Harold Selesky has donated his collection of comic books to The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections. Many of these comic books are now being featured in an exhibit in Special Collections in Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, titled “Saving the Universe One Panel at a Time: Heroes & Superheroes of the Bronze Age of […]

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