Tag Archives: Summersell

US Army Chief of Military History & Chair of War Studies Department at USMC Command Staff College Visit Department

On March 29, The University of Alabama Department of History hosted a pair of events lead by two military historians. Executive Director of the US Army Center of Military History and Chief of History, Charles R. Bowery, Jr., and Professor of Military History and Department Head of the War Studies Department at the Marine Corps […]

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Dr. Victoria Bynum Visits UA

The History Department was honored to host noted Civil War historian, Dr. Victoria Bynum, for a pair of departmental events this March. The Department hosted a screening of the 2016 film The Free State of Jones, based on her 2001 work The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War. Following the screening was a […]

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Dr. Sarah Pearsall – Violence and Polygamy in Early America

The Department of History is hosting a talk by Dr. Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University, on “Violence and Polygamy in Early America.” The lecture will take place on Monday, March 26, from 4:30-6 PM in 30 ten Hoor Hall. This event is […]

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Noted Civil War Historian Dr. Victoria Bynum to Host Screening of The Free State of Jones

Noted Civil War historian Dr. Victoria Bynum will host a screening of the 2016 film, The Free State of Jones, staring Matthew McConaughey, which was based upon her 2001 work, The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, with a discussion of the film and the real-life events to follow. The screening will take place […]

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Students in Dr. Giggie’s Southern Memory: Lynching in Alabama Course Visit EJI Offices.

Students in Dr. Giggie’s HY 400 – Southern Memory: Lynching in Alabama course visited the Equal Justice Institute in Montgomery, Alabama on October 18th as part of their work to better understand and encourage awareness of racial violence during the post-Reconstruction era in Alabama. The students, who are researching ten African-Americans lynched in Pickens County […]

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Dr. Andrew Paxman to Speak on “A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 4 PM in the Summersell Room

Dr. Andrew Paxman, research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, will speak at 4 pm, Wednesday, October 18, at 4 pm, in the Summersell Room. Paxman’s talk is entitled “A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist,” and is based upon his new book, Jenkins of […]

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UA Students enrolled in a Southern memory course tell the stories of Tuscaloosa County lynching victims.

This article appeared originally on The University of Alabama’s Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility’s website. by Erin Mosley and Jamon Smith Dr. John Giggie describes the eras most Americans refer to as Reconstruction, the Gilded Age and the Roaring Twenties as periods of racial terror for a significant portion of the country’s population. “At […]

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Professor Matthew Karp Discusses Slaveholders and Foreign Policy

On September 20th, Dr. Matthew Karp of Princeton University delivered a lecture in ten Hoor Hall, entitled “Slave Power: How Southern Slaveholders Mastered U.S. Foreign Policy.” In addition to providing an overview of his book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy, Karp discussed how slaveholders in the Antebellum South […]

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Department Hosts Panel on the American Civil War Online and in the Public Sphere

On September 14, 2017, the Department of History was proud to host “The American Civil War Online and in the Public Sphere,” a panel with Susannah J. Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi, Judith Giesberg of Villanova University, and Anne Rubin of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Each presenter spoke about their respective backgrounds […]

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Symposium on “Dixie’s Great War: World War I and the American South,” to be held Friday, October 6, 2017

Register today and plan to attend the one-day symposium, “Dixie’s Great War: World War I and the American South,” to be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Ferguson Center Great Hall on The University of Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Dixie’s Great War symposium, hosted by the Summersell Center for the Study of the […]

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Princeton University Prof Matthew Karp to Speak on “Slave Power: How Southern Slaveholders Mastered U.S. Foreign Policy” and Sign Books, Sept 20

Princeton University Assistant Professor Matthew Karp will present a talk entitled “Slave Power: How Southern Slaveholders Mastered U.S. Foreign Policy” on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, in 30 ten Hoor Hall. Karp is the author of This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy, which was published by […]

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Noted Civil War Historian William C. Harris’s Career Began in the Department of History at The University of Alabama

Alumnus William C. Harris, professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, began his fifty-year career as a Civil War historian here in Tuscaloosa, earning both his undergraduate and graduate history degrees from The University of Alabama Department of History. Harris, a native of Mount Meigs, Alabama, earned his BA from Alabama in 1954 and, after […]

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Dreams of Dominion Conference to Highlight to Highlight Connections Between the 19th Century U.S. South and Latin America

A daylong conference highlighting the transnational connections between the 19th century U.S. South and Latin America will be held in the Hotel Capstone Ballroom at The University of Alabama on March 27, 2017 . Historians Martha Santos (the University of Akron), Roberto Saba (the University of Pennsylvania), Angela Diaz (Texas Tech University) and David C. […]

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Dr. Edward Baptist to Speak on “Creating White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans”

Dr. Edward Baptist, professor of history at Cornell University and author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, will be giving a talk on Monday, March 6, at 5pm in 30 ten Hoor Hall.  The talk is entitled, “Creating White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans.” This event is […]

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Students to Help Unveil Marker for Victims of Lynching

Please join Professor John Giggie and students from his seminar on Southern memory course as they gather with Bryan Stevenson and members of the Equal Justice Initiative for the unveiling of a historical marker to the victims of lynching in Tuscaloosa County.  Prof. Giggie’s students have spent the semester researching the eight documented lynchings in […]

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