Newsletters for Educators


April/May 2012 Newsletter


January 2012 Newsletter

November 2011 Newsletter

October 2011 Newsletter:


• Conflict in Alabama in the 1830s: Native Americans, Settlers, and Government

• Runaway Slaves in Alabama: Individual Freedom Fighters in the 1800s

• Point of View: How Two Alabamians Remembered Slavery Years Later

• Sharecropping in Alabama during Reconstruction: An Answer to a Problem and a Problem in the Making?

• Marketing a Bad Idea: Why So Many People Joined the Klan in the 1920s


September 2011 Newsletter:


• Alabama Slave Codes in 1833: What They Can Teach Us About Slaves Themselves

• The Alabama Man Who Survived a Massacre in 1836 and Became a Texas Hero

• Alabama’s Secession in 1861: Embraced with Joy and Great Confidence

• What Would the Ladies Think? An Alabama Secession Story

• Cells for Sale—Convict Leasing in Alabama


August 2011 Newsletter:


• Alabama BEFORE the American Revolution

Clotilde, The Last Slave Ship

• New Deal Programs in Alabama

• Strange Fruit: Lynching in Alabama

New York Times Co. v Sullivan: The Alabama Case that Changed Libel Law


May 2011 Newsletter:


• A Worse Death: War or Flu?

• Alabama and the Treaty of Versailles

• The Great Depression: Hard Times Hit America

• Inside the Wire: Internment of Prisoners of War in Alabama During World War II-Lesson 1

• Inside the Wire: Internment of Prisoners of War in Alabama During World War II-Lesson 2


April 2011 Newsletter:


• Alabama Farm Life in the Great Depression

• The Effect of the Great Depression on Children

• The Effect of the Great Depression on Children and Education

• Women of the Movement: Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

• Change of View: George C. Wallace


March 2011 Newsletter:


• Steamboat Transportation in Alabama

• Alabama’s Rainbow Division

• World War II – Life on the Home Front in Alabama

• World War II Home Front – Mobilization in Alabama

• Montgomery Bus Boycott: We Would Rather Walk


February 2011 Newsletter:


• Jim Crow Lived in Alabama in the late 1800s

• Alabama’s 1901 Constitution: What Was at Stake?

• Dear Father: A College Student’s Perspective on WWI

• “Scottsboro Boys”: A Trial Which Defined an Age

• America in Space: German Voices From Huntsville


January 2011 Newsletter:


• Birmingham, 1963: Spring Jubilation, Part I

• Birmingham, 1963: Spring Jubilation, Part II

• Beyond Birmingham, Summer 1963

• Birmingham, Fall 1963

• An African American Represents Alabama during Reconstruction


December 2010 Newsletter:


• Changes in Transportation over Time

• Alabama’s Economic Contribution to the Confederacy

• Birmingham: The Magic City

• Working in Birmingham’s Iron Industry

• Alabama’s New South Era


November 2010 Newsletter:


• Alabama Becomes a State

• From Alabama Farmer to Civil War Soldier

• Reformers Target Child Labor in Alabama in Early 1900s

• The Trail of Tears: Implementation of the New Echota Treaty

• The Value of a Slave


October 2010 Newsletter:


• African American Life After the Civil War – Sharecropping

• Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois

• Nellie Bly to Dr. Peter Bryce: 19th Century Asylum Reform

• W. E. B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Jim Crow

• Voting Rights for Alabama Women


September 2010 Newsletter:


• Prelude to the Creek Indian War

• Settlement of Frontier Alabama

• Jacksonian Democracy and Indian Removal

• Alabama Tenant Farmers and Sharecroppers

• A Lifetime of Responsibilities: Child Labor in Alabama


August 2010 Newsletter:


• Yellow Journalism

• First in Time: Paleo-Indians in Alabama

• A Study of the Physical Regions of Alabama

• Alabama’s 1901 Constitution

• La Mobile: A Case Study of Exploration and Settlement