Civil War · University of Alabama

awesome visit to Bryce Hospital

The rain, wind and lightning were coming down very hard, but sixteen students, our graduate teaching assistant Liam Adkison, and I joined Steve Davis, historian for UA’s Bryce Hospital, for a wonderful tour. What a walk through time for my “American Civilization Since 1865” class! I learned the 22nd patient was an African American man.… Continue reading awesome visit to Bryce Hospital

University of Alabama · women · women's history

women of the Tide comment on women of the Tide

Congrats to these students in my “American Civilization Since 1865” course for taking advantage of an extra credit opportunity to visit Gorgas House and see an exhibit highlighting the contributions of women on our campus, among them postbellum librarian and postmistress Amelia Gayle who “was the glue that held this school together” following the stroke… Continue reading women of the Tide comment on women of the Tide

history · University of Alabama

visit to Gorgas House went well

The semester has started wonderfully! Students enrolled in my “Antebellum America” class visited the University of Alabama’s Gorgas House. Here, former UA President and Librarian Josiah Gorgas, and his wife, Amelia Gayle Gorgas, successor to the Librarian position following his 1883 death, lived (their children included William Gorgas, best known for battling yellow fever during… Continue reading visit to Gorgas House went well