In Our Spring Issue...
Pioneer Professional: The Extraordinary Career of Doctor Thomas Fearn
By Thomas Reidy

Educated in the United States and Europe, Thomas Fearn brought his pioneer spirit and medical expertise to Huntsville before Alabama became a state. His dedication to innovation and progress left its mark on many Alabama institutions. Read more...
Seeking Solace from the Dead: The Spiritualists of Mobile
By Nancy Gray Schoonmaker

Nineteenth-century Mobile was prosperous, cosmopolitan, and prone to deadly epidemics. Some residents found comfort in messages from the spirit world. Read more...

The Memoir that Wasn’t: An Alabama Slave, a New England Poet, and the Scandal that Changed the Abolitionist Movement
By Colin Rafferty

The memoir of James Williams presented a scathing indictment of slavery as described firsthand by one of its captives. But there was one problem with the purported autobiography: it wasn’t actually true.
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Landmark Loss and Renewal: Update and Retrospective on the April 2011 Storms
By Robert Gamble

The tornadoes that swept across Alabama in the spring of 2011 damaged a number of historic structures, irrevocably changing the state’s landscape in the process.Read more...
DEPARTMENTS

Southern Architecture and Preservation
Rosenwald Schools: 100 Years of Pride, Progress, and Preservation
By Dorothy Walker


Becoming Alabama
Quarter by Quarter
By Joseph W. Pearson, Megan L. Bever, and Matthew L. Downs


Portraits & Landscapes
The Dreamers and the Realist
By Aileen Kilgore Henderson


Nature Journal
The History, Natural History, and Biogeography of Graham Bread
By L. J. Davenport

AH Update
The Tuskegee Airmen Fly Again
By Jerry A. Davis Jr.

Reading the Southern Past
The Alabama River and Its Tributaries
By Stephen Goldfarb

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