It’s so nice hearing about the news that John Armfield and Isaac Franklin, two notorious slave dealers, are getting. But I hope that we do not fail to tell the story from the point of view of the enslaved and freedpeople, something I have tried to do with Remember Me to Miss Louisa. Not doing… Continue reading tell a full story
I had a great talk at the Alabama Department of Archives and History today even though I was running on fumes. Every copy of my book sold at the gift shop. There were wonderful questions from audience. So glad to see so many eager to discuss our complex past and present. The presentation largely focused… Continue reading talk at Alabama Department of Archives and History went very well today
Okay, so the Miami Heat didn’t beat Toronto. I saw as much while waiting in Denver’s airport yesterday. A Lebron-DWade match up would have been nice. Having just had a great time at the 48th Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) meeting, I was not entirely bummed though. At this conference, I was reminded of… Continue reading on friendship, “woman” and the West
The podcast for the January 26, 2016 talk on interracial intimacies with New York Times bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wayne State University Associate Professor of English Lisa Ze-Winters and University of Alabama Professor of English Trudier Harris is now available. It’s been more than a month since this difficult conversation. There will doubtless be others… Continue reading interracial intimacies podcast now up
Next week – specifically, from 5 to 7 pm January 26 at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa – I will participate in a conversation about “intimacy” across the color line with University of Alabama Professor of English Trudier Harris, Wayne State University Associate Professor of English Lisa Ze-Winters and Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New… Continue reading the difficult conversations
My new book, Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America (Northern Illinois University Press, 2015) is finally in my publisher’s distribution center. My book delves into a difficult topic. It concerns how antebellum blacks and whites in the American South and elsewhere “knew” each other in ways that go beyond the… Continue reading new book finally here
Okay, so here’s my first New Year’s Resolution: Blog in one place. Or two. I think.