Department of History
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. • Maya Angelou
If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. • Michael Crichton
Knowledge and awareness of history and society are important ingredients of a liberal education. The Department of History offers general courses for all students, a major and a minor in history, and preparation for students who plan to continue study at the graduate level, to teach history, or to enter related fields.
Our web site will introduce you to our faculty and staff, our courses, the requirements for a degree, and other information that can help you decide if you'd like to study history at USA. Please let us know if we can help by contacting us by phone or email.
"Atticus Finch and American History"
October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
Laidlaw Performing Arts Auditorium
"Medical Bondage and the Birth of American Gynecology"
October 17, 2018 @6:00 p.m.
Marx Library Auditorium
October 26-28, 2018
Sessions to be held at USA, Spring Hill College and Other Mobile Locations. Please see program for further information.
(Co-hosted by the USA Department of History)
“Political Blackness in Multiracial Britain”
November 2, 2018 @ 3 p.m.
"The Tuskegee Army Nurse Project"
November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
College of Nursing, Room 1013
"Remembering the Struggle for Civil Rights"
Catherine Burks Brooks, Janice Wesley Kelsey, Carolyn McKinstry
November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham
(Roundtable sponsored by the USA History Department as part of the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting)