antebellum · archives · art · letters · teaching

taking it to the archive

I am so geeked today. My “Antebellum America” students and I will travel to the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and to the Paul Jones Collection. Both are housed in our university’s Mary Harmon Bryant Hall. We have two goals. They will be invited to, first, think about how old letters and art are wonderful… Continue reading taking it to the archive

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


antebellum “coming of age” moments via old scrapbooks

Next Tuesday, the students enrolled in my Antebellum America course will visit the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection in the University of Alabama’s Gorgas Library. Nancy Dupree, curator for the collection, will discuss the contents from three turn of the century scrapbooks once owned by young Alabama women. The visit coincides with the course’s attention… Continue reading antebellum “coming of age” moments via old scrapbooks