Tag: Department of History


Summer Reading List 2022

Reading is proven to reduce stress and increase relaxation. As you relax during the summer months, enjoy these books written by seven A&S faculty from several departments: The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America By Joshua Rothman (History, jrothman@ua.edu) Award-winning historian Dr. Joshua Rothman outlined, “When Americans imagine the slave trade, they typically think about the transatlantic trade that brought enslaved Africans to the Americas. But the trade in enslaved people within the boundaries of the […]

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History Professor Publishes Biography of Alabama’s Bankhead Family

Deep South Dynasty Cover

From the April 2022 Desktop News | Dr. Kari Frederickson, a professor of history at UA, recently published a biography about the Bankhead family, an Alabama dynasty whose influence spans generations of the state’s history. The book, Deep South Dynasty: The Bankheads of Alabama, explores over eighty years of history, and showcases the rise of one of the most powerful families in the South.   “If you start with the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction and go through the […]

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