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Join us 4-5:30pm December 2 for Young Women and Education in Alabama and Urbanizing America presentation

The end of the semester is quickly approaching. The students enrolled my  “The Nineteenth Century City” course have completed the work for our December 2, 2015 presentation at the university’s Gorgas House. There, we will present our research on young women and education in early Alabama and an urbanizing America. Between the 1830s and 1920,… Continue reading Join us 4-5:30pm December 2 for Young Women and Education in Alabama and Urbanizing America presentation

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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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video premiere is now less than two weeks away

In less than two weeks, the “world premiere” of a music video produced in part by students enrolled in my “The Nineteenth Century City” will happen. Today I took a group of photographs they took this semester to Jemison Van de Graaff Mansion, site of the premiere which will be held 5:30-6:30 pm December 3. … Continue reading video premiere is now less than two weeks away

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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