alabama · southern history

great trip to see pre-Civil War Tuscaloosa exhibit at Transportation Museum

The Antebellum America students had a splendid visit to the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum today. They saw an exhibit that puts on display what Tuscaloosa looked like before the Civil War. Katherine Richter Edge, the Director of the Museum, helped us see how power is in flux. This is the thesis for this course.… Continue reading great trip to see pre-Civil War Tuscaloosa exhibit at Transportation Museum

Civil War · southern history

Civil War P.O.W. prison exhibit up

Tonight, I attended the opening reception for a new museum exhbiti unveiling select artifacts from an archaeological dig that reveals the remains of a Union P.O.W. prison that were once on the present site of Tuscaloosa’s Embassy Suites Hotel. It was so cool seeing pottery from a New York artist ….and oyster shells that likely… Continue reading Civil War P.O.W. prison exhibit up

intimacy · race · southern history

intimacies conference a success

Just returned home – and in a hurry so as to avoid the A-Day traffic – from the “Black/White Intimacies: Reimagining History, the South, and the Western Hemisphere” symposium in Hotel Capstone at the University of Alabama. It was so wonderful listening to scholars address the difficult issue of intimacy and race. The program is… Continue reading intimacies conference a success

alabama · books · southern history

Great author Meet & Greet at Tuscaloosa bookseller

Hilary Green, Assistant Professor, Gender and Race Studies, and I had a great time at Ernest and Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, AL. Indeed, today’s Author Meet and Greet at the new indie bookstore in Tuscaloosa went well. It was so good seeing so many of our colleagues, among them Susan Reynolds, Associate Editor of Alabama… Continue reading Great author Meet & Greet at Tuscaloosa bookseller