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
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?)
Collection Description (from online finding aid): Charles Dickson was an amateur historian who spent many hours researching the history of this area. His collection contains microfilmed copies of his handwritten three-ring notebooks. Included within the notebooks are histories of the Mobile theater, Mobile sports, Mobile military, Mobile baseball, Mobile settlers, as well as retrospectives on wars throughout American history, studies of the colonial powers and Indians of Mobile, and a look back at the Reconstruction period.