University of South Alabama Department of History News


"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers."

- Daniel J. Boorstin


Department Newsletter Fall 2017


Faculty News


Dr. Timothy Lombardo was interviewed by C-SPAN at the April 2018  annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.  Dr. Lombardo discussed former Philadelphia mayor, Frank Rizzo, the concerns of white-working class voters in the 1970s, and made comparisons to today's political climate. He also discussed his forthcoming book, Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo's Philadelphia and Populist Politics to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  The full interview as it aired on C-SPAN can be found here.


Dr. Claire Cage has been offered a Summer Stipends award by the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research in France over the summer of 2018 for a new book on the history of forensic science. The NEH Program is a very competitive national grant and all Summer Stipends applications are evaluated by peer review panels and by the National Council on the Humanities. This year NEH received almost eight hundred applications and only eight percent were funded. Congratulations Dr. Cage! 

Claire Cage, Assistant Professor of History, is the 2017 recipient of the Baker-Burton Prize for the best first book on European History published between 2013-2017 from the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association. Her book, Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2015.

 Cage Book Cover




Recent History Department Faculty Publications

Claire Cage, Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815

Donald DeVore, Defying Jim Crow: African-American Community Development and the Struggle for Racial Equality in New Orleans, 1900-1960

Mara Kozelsky, Russian-Ottoman Borderlands: The Eastern Question Reconsidered

Harry Miller, The Gongyang Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals

Michele Strong, Education, Travel and the 'Civilisation' of the Victorian Working Classes

Rebecca Williams, Muhammad and the Supernatural