Presented by Jim Baggett of the Alabama Historical Society Speakers Bureau
From matters of love, death, and politics to the price of shoes, nineteenth century Alabamians recorded their experiences in letters and diaries. This talk explores life in the 1800s through the personal writings of one Alabama family.
Jim Baggett is Head of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts at the Birmingham Public Library and Archivist for the City of Birmingham. He has served as president of the Society of Alabama Archivists and currently serves as President of the Alabama Historical Association. Jim has lectured throughout the U.S. and in Europe and has been featured on Alabama Public Television, Alabama Public Radio, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN. He has authored two books on Alabama history, edited three others, and has written dozens of articles. He also writes the "Reading Birmingham" book column for the online news site BirminghamWatch. Jim lives with his wife and daughter in Birmingham and Mentone, Alabama.
Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash
AGE GROUP: | Adults (Ages 21+) | Adults (Ages 18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Adult Events |
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