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putting it all together

  It’s coming together. I teach History, am a former journalist and  have long had creative interests. Next semester, some of those interests will come together, I hope, in a meaningful way. Minus a little more tinkering (even a published book, one professor once told me, is just another draft), a film that has been… Continue reading putting it all together

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Finally…the music video

Last night’s premiere of the students’ music video featuring “Druid City” by Tuscaloosa band Bible Study went great. It’s been so wonderful learning about emerging life in America during the nineteenth century with these students. What an  incredible bunch. See video here. Off to Atlanta Saturday for our SEC playoff game against Missouri. Roll Tide!

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student music video premieres today

Today is the “world premiere” of “Druid City: A Music Video,” a project created by the students enrolled in my The Nineteenth Century City course. For a second year, Tuscaloosa, the city in which the University of Alabama sits, is in the starring role as we delve into emerging urban life here and elsewhere. Along… Continue reading student music video premieres today

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Trailer for student music video released

As mentioned on last night’s The Nineteenth Century City course blog posting, the trailer for the “Druid City” music video as performed by Bible Study, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, band, is now up on YouTube. This video and accompanying short documentary unveils the culmination of the students learning about how city life emerges in the United… Continue reading Trailer for student music video released

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tuscaloosa in starring role of student music video

It’s been two weeks now since the tech conference in Denver. Barreling toward the end of the semester. Lecturing on Jacksonian America and all its peculiarities and having a wonderful time watching students enrolled in my “The Nineteenth Century City” course gathering footage and photos for the “world premiere” of their music video. Once again,… Continue reading tuscaloosa in starring role of student music video