New 2011 titles on the shelves

Looking for a good read now that finals are almost over?  Check out the below link to learn about some of the new 2011 books we have on the shelves, thanks to the Humanities Center Endowment:

Ready for some popular fiction or nonfiction?  We’ve got you covered there, too. 

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Congrats to Dr. Sam Thomas on new book!

UAHuntsville history professor Samuel S. Thomas has written about the history of midwifery for historical journals, and in the coming year he will explore the subject in fiction as well.

The book, a work of historical fiction, is tentatively titled The Midwife’s Story: A Mystery and will be published next fall by St. Martin’s Press. Thomas’s book tells the story of Bridget Hodgson, an elite midwife in 17th century York, England. While Hodgson is a gentlewoman by birth, and thus is close to the most powerful families of York, her work as a midwife takes her far beyond her elite social circle.

You can read more about how Dr. Thomas discovered Bridget Hodgson here.

UAHuntsville students and faculty can read some of Dr. Thomas’s other works listed below online or download the full-text from various databases, courtesy of the Salmon library. If you need any assistance locating the articles, please contact the library at 256-824-6529 or

“Early Modern Midwifery: Splitting the Profession, Connecting the History.” Journal of Social History 43, No. 1 (2009): 115-38.

“Midwifery and Society in Restoration York.” Social History of Medicine 16, no. 1 (2003): 1-16.

“Religious Community in Revolutionary Halifax.” Northern History 40, no. 1 (2003): 89-111.

“Transforming the Gospel of Domesticity: Luhya Girls and the Friends Africa Mission, 1917-1926.” African Studies Review 43, no. 2 (2000): 1-27.