We did it, Antebellum America students! It was so great learning about our shared past with you. Told you by the time we got to the end of the semester you will have heard more than you want to know about “American character” as defined by French junior judge Alexis de Tocqueville and how it is made evident, or is hardly evident, in antebellum historical actors.
I enjoyed your presentations!
All best with the rest of your coursework and wherever life takes you! Stay in touch!
Special thanks to our friends at Gorgas House Museum; the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society; Jemison–Van de Graaff Mansion; 301 Bistro, Bar, & Beer Garden, formerly the L & N Railroad Station; the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum; University of Alabama’s Hoole Special Collections Library; the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, and Bryce Hospital for their assistance this semester as we used Tuscaloosa as a laboratory to learn more about the antebellum period and beyond. Roll Tide!