Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus will play host to the Miniature Book Society’s national traveling exhibit from Wednesday, Feb. 15, to Sunday, April 15.
Among the figures who participated in and later wrote about the Spanish Conquest of the New World, one stands out as a passionate and sometimes abrasive champion of the native population – Bartolomé de las Casas. This priest, historian, writer and activist stands as the passionate focus of the scholarship of Dr. Lawrence Clayton, University of Alabama professor of history, and forms the subject of a book that offers insight into the conquest.
The University of Alabama has its own group of myth busters – the writers of Alabama Heritage magazine. For 25 years and 101 issues, the magazine has taught both longtime Alabamians and newcomers about their heritage.
An article about finding the correct location for a key Creek War battlefield is featured in the 101st issue of Alabama Heritage, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011.
In the new book, "God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War," Dr. George C. Rable, Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama, examines how Americans used their faith to explain and deal with the enormous costs of the Civil War.
Steve Lerner, author of "Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States," will speak at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 205 Smith Hall (Alabama Museum of Natural History) on The University of Alabama campus.
The University of Alabama Libraries is acquiring one of the most extensive collections of Americana and Southern history in private hands: the A. S. Williams III Collection of History and Culture of the South. For more than 40 years, Williams, a Eufaula native and UA alumnus, collected rare Americana, primarily books, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of the United States.
Collections focusing on Harry Potter, the Middle East, comic books and Jack Kerouac were among the winners of The University of Alabama Libraries' 2010 Book Collecting Challenge Contest.
In a new book, Dr. Howard Jones of The University of Alabama describes just how close Britain, and other European powers, came to stepping in between North and South.
The University of Alabama Supply Store has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its textbook rental program.
The University of Alabama Supply Store is piloting a new textbook rental program this fall, beginning with three courses.