Department of History

Recent Submissions

  • Bell, Robert K. (University of Alabama Libraries, 1933)
    When the people of Tuscaloosa County saw the war clouds begin gathering over the Southland, they were among the first to take their stand for the principles and institutions they thought to be just and correct. At the ...
  • Phillips, Marshall Fred (University of Alabama Libraries, 1939)
    Birmingham was incorporated December 19, 1871. Two years later, 1873, the baby city was laid low by a financial depression and an epidemic or cholera which brought poverty, death, and despair to the inhabitants. In the ...
  • Landry, Harral E. (University of Alabama Libraries, 1958)
    Education in sixteenth century England was mostly available at schools in even the small towns and villages, although frequently only for rudimentary instruction, if the parents and children desired to avail themselves of ...
  • Boucher, Morris Raymond (University of Alabama Libraries, )
    The history of Tuscaloosa as a town goes back beyond the history of the state of which it forms a part. From a purely technical standpoint, it became an incorporated town one day earlier than Alabama became a state. ...
  • Williams, Clanton Ware (University of Alabama Libraries, 1928)
    It so happens in the course of events that many men live and labor, often unknown and more often unheeded as they toil onward across the stream of life. They die and are soon forgotten. A few days and the ripple they ...
  • Petty, Adam (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This work reconsiders the myth surrounding the Wilderness, a forest in Virginia, which played host to three Civil War campaigns. This Wilderness myth has several components. First, the Wilderness was a battlefield unlike ...
  • Folse, Mark Ryland (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This dissertation argues that between 1914 and 1924, U.S. Marines made manhood central to the communication of their image and culture, a strategy that underpinned the Corps’ effort to attract recruits from society and ...
  • Mustin, Louise Goodwyn (University of Alabama Libraries, 1936)
  • Oldshue, Jerry C. (University of Alabama Libraries, 1961)
    The secession movement in Alabama has been studied in considerable detail, both in a special state monograph and in various treatments of the secession movement in the South. Despite the intensive study already devoted ...
  • Burge, Daniel Joseph (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Over the last century, historians have fleshed out the reasons why individuals supported the ideology of manifest destiny in the nineteenth-century. In contrast to these studies, this dissertation examines the opponents ...
  • Deale, Rachel Katlyn (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    The Civil War began before shots were fired on Fort Sumter. During the four months between Lincoln’s election on November 7, 1860, and his inauguration on March 4, 1861, the Deep South seceded from the Union, seized all ...
  • White, David Jonathan (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    This dissertation examines the collapse of southern Unionism between October 1859 and April 1861. This study argues that a series of events of violent antislavery and southern perceptions of northern support for them caused ...
  • Merritt, Jonathan Clay (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    After three years of bitter fighting, the Korean War ended on July 27, 1953. It profoundly shaped and directed American Cold War policy for the next four decades. Korea’s place in American culture and memory, however, has ...
  • Mammina, Laura (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    Union soldiers and southern women’s interactions during the American Civil War were more than passing exchanges between strangers. This project argues that their relationships had real effects on the battlefield and on the ...
  • Ball, Blake Scott (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    The long 1960s is often considered to be a period of extreme polarization in American politics. This study of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts franchise (comic strips, television programs, films, and merchandise), however, ...
  • Witcher, Marcus M. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2017)
    This project examines the evolution of conservatives’ relationship with President Ronald Reagan from 1980 to 2016. The first half demonstrates that conservatives were often displeased with the Reagan administration’s fiscal, ...
  • Lawson, Dean (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    Perhaps no figure of England’s Civil Wars and Interregnum (1642-1660) is more deserving of study than Edward Sexby (c. 1616 – d. 1658). From April 1647 to July 1657 Sexby was, in succession, an ‘agitator’ (or agent) put ...
  • Johnson, Mark A. (University of Alabama Libraries, 2016)
    From the end of Reconstruction in 1877 to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, black southerners influenced local, state, and national politics and challenged white supremacy by performing at political spectacles. ...
  • Pearson, Joseph William (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    The Whig Promise argues that antebellum American Whigs shared an observable middle-class worldview, and this perspective informed their politics, as well as their wider lives. My works explores the Whig mind along five ...
  • Cecil, Patrick William (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    This dissertation explores the maintenance of peace in Pennsylvania during the colonial era. When other colonies along the Atlantic seaboard experienced warfare in the early decades of settlement, Pennsylvania presents an ...

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