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2014 Howard F. Mahan Lecture - Patrick J. Maney
 
“Bill Clinton and the New Gilded Age”

Dr. Patrick J. Maney, Professor of History at Boston College, delivered a lecture on former President Bill Clinton and his administration at the 2014 University of South Alabama Howard F. Mahan Lecture.

Maney, a political historian, has authored numerous books, including The Roosevelt Presence: The Life and Legacy of FDR and Young Bob: A Biography of Robert M. La Follette, Jr., 1895-1953. The latter book received honorable mention as runner-up for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum’s D.B. Hardeman Prize for the best book on the U.S. Congress in the 20th century published from 1976 to 1978.

 

Mahan Lecture 2014--Patrick J. Maney, Bill Clinton and the New Gilded Age
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2013 Stallworth Lecture - Dr. Margaret Humphreys
 
"The South's Secret Weapons: Disease, Environment and the Civil War"

Dr. Margaret Humphreys, a Ph.D. and M.D., teaches the history of medicine, public health and biology at Duke University, where she also edits the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. In addition, she has presented lectures at numerous universities and is the recipient of a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for tenure at the National Humanities Center.

She is the author of Yellow Fever and the South, and Malaria: Poverty, Race and Public Health in the United States. Both books explore the tropical disease environment of the American South, and its role in the national public health effort. She is also the author of Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in American Civil War followed by Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War published in 2013. Both books explore the impact of disease and medical care on troops during the war.
 
A video file for the lecture is located below.

Stallworth Lecture 2013 from History Department on Vimeo.


2013 Howard F. Mahan Lecture - Dr. Wendy Goldman
 
“Life on the Home Front: The Soviet Experience in World War II”

Dr. Wendy Goldman, Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University, delivered the 2013 University of South Alabama Howard F. Mahan Lecture, “Life on the Home Front: The Soviet Experience in World War II."

Goldman is a political and social historian of Russia and the Soviet Union. She has authored numerous award-winning books including Inventing The Enemy, which was awarded Honorable Mention for the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History in 2012. This award is given for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history. 


2012 Stallworth Lecture - Dr. Stephanie McCurry
 
“The Political Status of Women and the Laws of War in the American Civil .”

The University of South Alabama Department of History presented the Sixth Annual N. Jack Stallworth Lecture featuring Dr. Stephanie McCurry, undergraduate chair and professor in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania. The lecture was entitled “The Political Status of Women and the Laws of War in the American Civil War."
 
A video file for the lecture is located below.

2012 Stallworth Lecture from History Department on Vimeo.


2012 Mahan Lecture - Dr. Gary Gerstle
 
“Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free: The Alabama Immigration Law in Historical Perspective.”

Dr. Gary Gerstle, the James G. Stahlman Professor of American History and professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, was the guest lecturer for the 2012 University of South Alabama Howard F. Mahan Lecture Series. Dr. Gerstle's lecture was entitled, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free: The Alabama Immigration Law in Historical Perspective.”
 
A video file for the lecture is located below. 

2012 Howard F. Mahan Lecture from Isabel Machado on Vimeo.


2011 Stallworth Lecture - Dr. Jacquelyn D. Hall
 
“Longer, Broader, Deeper: Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement and the Resistance to It”

Dr. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was the guest lecturer for the 2011 University of South Alabama N. Jack Stallworth Lecture Series. Dr. Hall's Lecture was entitled “Longer, Broader, Deeper: Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement and the Resistance to It."
 
A video file for the lecture is located below.

2011 N. Jack Stallworth Lecture from Isabel Machado on Vimeo.


2011 Mahan Lecture - Dr. Mary Roldan
 
Dr. Mary Roldan, Dorothy Epstein Professor of Latin American History at Hunter College, City University of New York, was the lecturer for the 2011 University of South Alabama Howard F. Mahan Lecture Series. Roldan presented “Mobilizing the Airwaves: Radio, Violence, and Persuasion in Colombia, 1944-1962.”
 
A video file for the lecture is located below.

2011 Howard F. Mahan Lecture from USA History Department on Vimeo.


2010 Stallworth lecture - Dr. James Cobb
 
The University of South Alabama Department of History hosted the 4th Annual N. Jack Stallworth Lecture on October 28, 2010, featuring Dr. James Cobb, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at the University of Georgia. Cobb spoke on “The New American: The South and the Nation Since World War II.”
 
A video file for the lecture is located below.

2010 Stallworth Lecture from USA History Department on Vimeo.


2010 Mahan Lecture - Dr. Susan M. Reverby
 
In 2010, the University of South Alabama department of history in the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the 10th Annual Howard F. Mahan Lecture featuring Dr. Susan M. Reverby, the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College.
 
A video file for the lecture is located below. 

2010 Mahan symposium from USA History Department on Vimeo.


2009 Stallworth lecture - Dr. Anthony J. Badger
 
In September 2009, the University of South Alabama Department of History hosted its Third Annual N. Jack Stallworth lecture in Southern History. Anthony J. Badger, Paul Mellon Professor of American History and Master of Clare College at the University of Cambridge, spoke on "The New Deal and the Creation of the Modern South."
 
An audio file of the 2009 Stallworth lecture is available below. For more information on Professor Badger and the Stallworth lecture series, see the 2009 program.

 

Audio File

2007 Mahan Symposium
 
In 2007, the Department of History, in collaboration with the Journal of American History, hosted its second Mahan Symposium, named for Howard Mahan, the founding chair of the department. Scholars from across the nation came to Mobile to participate in lectures and panels to reexamine the history of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of one of the country's deadliest natural disasters. The December 2007 Journal of American History published a series of papers resulting from the symposium.
 
At the conclusion of the four-day event, all panelists joined in a final roundtable discussion:

2007 Howard F. Mahan symposium from USA History Department on Vimeo.


2006 Mahan Lecture - Dr. William Martin
 
On February 9, 2006, William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, delivered "Secular State, Religious People -- The American Model." Martin's remarks grew out of his many years of research and writing on American evangelicalism and the Religious Right.