Friday, March 03, 2017

Birmingham Bound: Author Talk and Book Signing with Michael W. Fitzgerald


What: Author talk and book signing for Reconstruction in Alabama: From Civil War to Redemption in the Cotton South by Michael W. Fitzgerald
When: March 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Arrington Auditorium
Details: Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Join us to hear historian Michael W. Fitzgerald discuss his new book, Reconstruction in Alabama. The first new study of this critical period in our state’s history to be published in decades, Reconstruction in Alabama explores the impact of Reconstruction and its aftermath from the Civil War to the civil rights movement.

Fitzgerald, author of three books including The Union League Movement in the Deep South: Politics and Agricultural Change during Reconstruction and Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, 1860-1890, earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a professor of history at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

The Birmingham Bound author series recognizes authors who researched their books in the Birmingham Public Library Archives. Historians, journalists, and other writers from around the world have produced hundreds of books using the Archives’ collections and these books include five recipients of the Pulitzer Prize.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact Jim Baggett at 205-226-3631 or jbaggett@bham.lib.al.us.

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