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Robes of white and black

This summer has witnessed the historic elevation of Sonia Sotomayor, by presidential nomination coupled with senatorial confirmation, from judge to associate justice. A lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States imparts enormous prestige in American society and conveys immense power and influence in our government. (more…)

Moundville and Memphis

As every Alabamian knows, on gamedays in the fall, there are more people present within the city of Tuscaloosa than any other place else in the state–save Birmingham and (depending on the number of Druid City residents holding tickets at Bryant-Denny Stadium) perhaps Montgomery or Mobile. But, let’s put this boast into context. According to […]

Part 2: Bettersworth & Summersell–A look at two neighboring historians

Click here for part one of this post. Napoleon Bonaparte, probably the foremost figure of the 19th Century, once cynically observed: “What is history but a fable agreed upon?” Sir Winston Churchill, arguably with Hitler the central figure of 20th-Century history, similarly said that “History is written by the victors.” Why, then, do many people […]