alabama · American History · antebellum · public history

space matters…tonight

Geeked about the unveiling of the “Space Matters” digital installation this evening at the University of Alabama Gorgas’ House Museum & welcoming The New York Times bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez, our keynote speaker. She will be touring UA with my cherished colleague Dr. Hilary Green before her talk. Special thanks to many including my colleague Dr. John… Continue reading space matters…tonight

American History · gender · slavery

maddening power and not

This week, the graduate students enrolled  in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course turn to Nikki M. Taylor’s Driven Towards Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio (Ohio University Press, 2014). I love this book. It has the analytical rigor required of historians, but also the intimacy of an African… Continue reading maddening power and not