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Tracking down lesser-known Southern histories

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | December 11, 2017 | No Comment |


Interview in The Metropole

Part 4 of “What We’re Saying About the South.” History professor Tammy Ingram, who is on sabbatical this year, was interviewed recently about her research on organized crime in Phenix City, Alabama. Dr. Ingram is also the author of the award-winning Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930 (2014, UNC Press).

Dale Rosengarten

Dale Rosengarten, Curator of the Jewish Heritage Collection, recently published “Sanctified by War: A Tale of Two Silver Bowls” in Southern Cultures.  Dr. Rosengarten has authored and edited numerous works on Southern history and culture, including A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life and Row Upon Row: Sea Grass Baskets of the Carolina Lowcountry. This fall, when visiting an Intro to Southern Studies class, she discussed this recent essay as well as some of her earliest historical research that began while she was an undergraduate–when she and Ted Rosengarten first met an Alabama sharecropper whose oral history would become an award-winning book, All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw.


under: Alabama History, Faculty, Southern Jewish History

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