Alabama History Podcast, Episode 27, now available

In Episode 27 of the AL Hist Podcast, hear author/illustrator Laura Murray discuss her coloring book, Amazing Alabama.  A contribution for the upcoming Alabama Bicentennial, Murray talks about her inspiration and work on the book, how schools and families have responded to it, and future projects Amazing Alabama has spurred.

Available at https://soundcloud.com/alabamahistory/aha027 and on ITunes podcasts.

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Episode 25 of Alabama History Podcast now available

The Alabama History Podcast began in 2012 as an occasional vehicle to showcase scholars and local history activists who won Alabama Historical Association awards.  It added interviews with incoming AHA presidents, and in late 2016 expanded to add people doing interesting things in the field of Alabama history.  Episode 25 is available now.  Dale Cox, author and local historian, talks about how the First Creek War morphed into the First Seminole War, with serious consequences for south Alabama.  He also discusses his projects, ExploreSouthernHistory.com (a very active blog) and TwoEgg.tv, a

Query: Harper Lee's father, Alabama journalism, and international topics ("Afghanistanism") in newspaper editorials

Dear Jhistorians, 

Doug Cumming just sent us a query from an Emory historian writing biography of Harper Lee:

 

Harper Lee's father was editor of weekly paper in Monroeville, Ala., in the 1930s and 40s, and a lot of his editorials were on international topics. The question is, was that unusual for a paper like that (e.g. small-town weekly, the South, the 30s?)

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