MICHAEL FITZGERALD'S HOME PAGE
Michael W. Fitzgerald
Professor of History
Director, American Racial and Multicultural Studies
Director, Africa and the Americas Concentration
Address: History Department, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 55057
Office number: (507) 786-3162
Fax Number: (507) 786-3462
Spring Semester 2011 Office Hours:
Tuesday 2-3, Wednesday 3-4, Thursday 2-3, and by appointment in Holland Hall 532
Current Classes--Spring Semester 2010 Courses
History 181, First Year Seminar, Slavery in the Americas
History 270, Seminar for Majors: The Civil War
History 277, African American History
Splendid Failure: Postwar Reconstruction in the American South (Ivan R. Dee Press, 2007)
Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, 1860-1890
(Louisiana State University Press,
September 2002) Available at http://www.lsu.edu/lsupress/bookPages/9780807128374.html
The Union League Movement in the Deep South: Politics and Agricultural
Change During Reconstruction (LSU Press, 1989).
Available at http://www.lsu.edu/lsupress/bookPages/9780807128374.html
'To Give Our Votes to the Party': Black Political Agitation and Agricultural Change in Alabama, 1865-1870," Journal of American History, (September 1989), 489-505.
"Radical Republicanism and the White Yeomanry during Alabama Reconstruction, 1865-1868," Journal of Southern History (November 1988), 565-596,
"'We Have Found A Moses': Theodore Bilbo, Black Nationalism, and the Greater Liberia Bill of 1939," Journal of Southern History (May 1997), 1-28.
"The Ku Klux Klan: Property Crime and the Plantation System in Reconstruction Alabama," Agricultural History (Spring 1997), 186-206.
"Reconstruction Politics and the Politics of Reconstruction," in
Thomas M. Brown, Reconstructions: New Perspectives on the Postbellum United States (Oxford University Press,