ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL SERIES: COAL AND CAVALRY
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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,View more
Free. If you decide to join OLLI there is a small annual membership and minimal semester fee.
1975 Merryvale Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216