ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL SERIES: COAL AND CAVALRY

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Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills AL

Jul 10 - 17
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL SERIES: COAL AND CAVALRY

Olli of Greater Birmingham presents this short course on the history of Alabama’s Cahaba coal field and Wilson’s Cavalry raid through the state in 1865.

Course instructor James Day, Professor of History, the University of Montevallo.

July 10: Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field

This study considers the chronological discovery, mapping, mining and marketing of coal from Alabama’s second largest coal field, as well as, the issues of convict leasing, town development, welfare capitalism, and unionism. At the heart of the story are the diverse people who lived and worked in the district – whether operator or miner,

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Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park

1975 Merryvale Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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