Blake Scott Ball

Dr. Blake Ball to Discuss Peanuts, Politics, & 20th-Century US History

On Thursday, February 10, The University of Alabama Department of History will host Dr. Blake Scott Ball for a discussion on Peanuts, politics, and US history in the 20th century. Ball is a 2017 PhD graduate from the Department of History. He is an assistant professor of history and chair of the Department of History […]

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Blake Scott Ball (PhD, 2017) Publishes Charlie Brown’s America

Department of History PhD alumnus Blake Scott Ball has crafted an exceptional narrative of Cold War-era America through an unlikely subject: Charlie Brown. In Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts, Dr. Ball looks into the emotional journey taken by the Peanuts comic from the Cold War to the Civil Rights Movement and the […]

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UA Doctoral Alum Highlights “Peanuts” Role in D-Day Remembrance

Department doctoral alum Blake Scott Ball, currently an assistant professor of history at Huntingdon College, recently published an opinion piece in the Washington Post. Ball recounts the role that Charles Schultz’s Peanuts comic strip played in shaping the popular remembrance of the D-Day Invasion. From the June 6, 2019 edition of the Washington Post. “How […]

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Doctoral Student Blake Scott Ball Publishes Piece with al.com’s Opinion Section.

Doctoral student Blake Scott Ball’s “A brief history of Mountain Brook picking on Birmingham” appears in today’s edition of al.com‘s Opinion section. “Making a decent wage in Alabama in 2016 is hard enough. With an unemployment rate higher than the national average to start the new year, many working class Alabamians are anxious about whether […]

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