American History · antebellum

good final day of teaching for Fall 2019

A semester long look at antebellum America with mapping Tuscaloosa and Alabama’s history in mind culminated this week. I just loved the rawness of the maps some of the students enrolled in my Antebellum America class offered today during their presentations. Above is one addressing violence. Despite the typos, there’s something very endearing here. It… Continue reading good final day of teaching for Fall 2019

American History · womanhood

scarlett’s sisters and more

Amazing day with an amazing class. We took up Anya Jabour’s study on the way in which young elite white women in our antebellum past disrupted expectations especially during the Civil War. Time away from home at school permitted some of them to think deeply about the changing world around them that included them. Although… Continue reading scarlett’s sisters and more

American History · Native Americans · slavery

Detroit days meet important monograph

I am so looking forward to an upcoming meeting with my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” graduate students. After Spring Break, we turn to Tiya Miles’ recently published historical study on Detroit. Last fall, I told Tiya, a cherished colleague, about how her book helped me see why I felt strong as a woman of… Continue reading Detroit days meet important monograph