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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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Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, Former Director of the ADAH, to Speak on the Importance of Alabama History, February 27

Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, who recently retired as director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History after more than thirty years at its helm, will speak in room 205, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library at 6 pm, Monday, February 27. Bridges’s topic – “Alabama History: It’s Worth Another Look” – explores the important role that […]

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Professor Kathleen DuVal to Accept Deep South Book Prize and Speak on Independence Lost, February 15

On February 15, Kathleen DuVal, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will be speaking about her book, Independence Lost: Lives at the Edge of the American Revolution, winner of the 2016 Deep South Book Prize from the Summersell Center for the Study of the South. Focusing on the American Revolution as […]

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Summersell Center Sponsors Upcoming Public History Internships in Community

The Summersell Center for Southern History’s Public History Initiative is sponsoring a series of local internships with organizations in the community during the Spring 2017 semester. Students will be partnered with on-campus and local organizations, such as the Gorgas House, Hoole Special Collections, and local churches and clubs, to conduct research and create projects that […]

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Department Celebrates George Rable’s Career

The History Department came together yesterday to celebrate the career of Dr. George C. Rable, who retired as the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History last year. Dr. Kari Frederickson introduced the speakers, and moderated the symposium. Speakers included Dr. T. Michael Parrish, the Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor University, […]

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Dr. Gordon Black, founder & former CEO of the Harris Interactive Poll, Discusses Careers for A&S Majors

Dr. Gordon Black, founder and former CEO of the Harris Interactive Poll, will hold an informal conversation with students about the many challenging and successful career options for Arts & Sciences majors. All are invited. Contact Dr. Stephen Schwab for further details. […]

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“Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America” Panel Discussion Podcast Now Available

A printed transcript of the audio for this event is available here. “Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America” | Panel Discussion from UA College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo. Approximately 100 people gathered at Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, January 26 to hear a panel presentation on the topic of Interracial Intimacy […]

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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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