American History · sharing

Students rocked Antebellum America presentations

We did it, Antebellum America students! It was so great learning about our shared past with you. Told you by the time we got to the end of the semester you will have heard more than you want to know about “American character” as defined by French junior judge Alexis de Tocqueville and how it… Continue reading Students rocked Antebellum America presentations

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 · Historic Sites

visits to historic sites went well

I had a blast on yesterday visiting four historic sites – the Old Tavern, Capitol ruins, Jemison Van de Graaff Mansion and the old L & N railroad station (present-day 301 Bistro, Bar and Beer Garden)¬† – in Tuscaloosa with my Antebellum America class. It was hot, but we got through it. One highlight was… Continue reading visits to historic sites went well