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

antebellum · tuscaloosa

rain or not…downtown tour took place

This image above of my students standing in front of the Jemison Van de Graaff mansion speaks volumes about the progress we’ve made in this country despite the difficult headlines before us today. The students enrolled in my “Antebellum America” course visited Tuscaloosa’s Old Tavern Museum, the Jemison mansion and the Old Capitol Building ruins… Continue reading rain or not…downtown tour took place

antebellum · women's history

Alabama Heritage magazine article in mailbox today

    I opened my mailbox and smiled. The latest issue of Alabama Heritage was inside. Among the featured stories is an article I wrote on how young women sidestepped stereotypes about southern belles by obtaining an education in the years leading to and beyond the Civil War. Above is a picture of African American… Continue reading Alabama Heritage magazine article in mailbox today