Department of History

Recent Submissions

  • Scudder, John Ralph (1951)
  • Dorsey, John T. (University of Alabama Libraries, 1950)
    There has been an increasing realization in recent years that no one of the various disciplines concerned with the study of man and his society, ranging from biology through the social sciences to philosophy, is sufficient ...
  • Maisel, Jay Max (University of Alabama Libraries, 1949)
    Long before the Civil War, the southern states had realized the importance of state sovereignty. The infringement upon the rights of state sovereignty was a perpetual source of discontent and animosity between the North ...
  • Privette, Lindsay Rae (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    In late spring of 1863, with New Orleans and Memphis firmly in Union control, the river town of Vicksburg, Mississippi was all that stood between the Union Army and its unobstructed use of the Mississippi River. Situated ...
  • Simms, Elizabeth LaLonde (Mimi) (University of Alabama Libraries, 1950)
    The Flag of the Union ranks among the important and influential newspapers of Alabama. A fortunate combination of proper timing, strategic geographical location, and able and forthright editors made this possible.
  • Irons, George Vernon (University of Alabama Libraries, 1925)
    This is the narrative of the courage and perseverance of a people in their tremendous industrial fight to supply their ill-equipped soldiers with the sinews of war. It is the account of the development of manufacturing in ...
  • Tipton, William Roan (University of Alabama Libraries, 1921)
    Long before the removal of the Creek Indians from their Alabama homes to the West, many of their leading men saw the war clouds rising and heard the distant though distinct rumbling of the guns that were to banish them ...
  • Neff, Edgar Ralph (University of Alabama Libraries, 1923)
    The tension in the discussion of the question of slavery extension reached its culmination with the election of the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, upon a platform that distinctly declared against ...
  • Hughes, Kevin (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This dissertation examines Reconstruction in Augusta, Georgia, particularly focusing on how the city’s Whiggish history impacted the trajectory of the post-war era. The city’s commitment to Henry Clay’s American System of ...
  • 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 ...

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