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University of Alabama Press

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  • Center Places and Cherokee Townsby Christopher B. Rodning

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    In Center Places and Cherokee Towns , Christopher B. Rodning opens a panoramic vista onto protohistoric Cherokee culture. He posits that Cherokee households and towns were anchored within their cultural and natural landscapes by built features that acted as ? center places.?   Rodning investigates the period from just before the first Spanish... more...

  • Blockaders, Refugees, and Contrabandsby George E. Buker

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Chronicles the role of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron as an important Federal contingent in Florida. "[Buker] argues that the presence of Union sailors and their extensive contacts ashore did serious damage to home-front morale and retarded Florida's value as a component of the rebel war machine. Since the state's long coastlines made it a... more...

  • Child Abuse in the Deep Southby Lee W. Badger; Nicholas A. Green; L. Ralph Jones; Julia A. Hartman; Lee W. Badger

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The recognition of child abuse as a troubling social and public health problem along with the documentation required by mandatory reporting laws have made possible the epidemiological investigation of risk factors association with child abuse. Child Abuse in the Deep South is a study of physical and sexual child abuse designed to measure the incidence... more...

  • Science as Serviceby Alan I Marcus; Alan I Marcus; Roger L. Geiger; Mark R. Finlay; Nathan M. Sorber; Micah Rueber; Paul K. Nienkamp; Debra A. Reid; Robert B. Fairbanks; Richard F. Hirsh; Sara E. Morris; Bruce E. Seely

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Science as Service : Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865?1930 is the first of a two-volume study that traces the foundation and evolution of America?s land-grant institutions. In this expertly curated collection of essays, Alan I Marcus has assembled a tough-minded account of the successes and set-backs of these... more...

  • Simple Story Of A Soldierby Samuel W. Hankins; John F. Marszalek

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    This fast-paced memoir was written in 1905 by 61-year-old Samuel W. Hankins while he was living in the Soldiers Home in Gulfport, Mississippi. It vividly details his years as a Confederate rifleman from the spring of 1861, when at a mere sixteen years of age he volunteered for the 2d Mississippi Infantry, through the end of the war in 1865, when... more...

  • Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracyby Akhlaque Haque

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In this well-informed yet anxious age, public administrators have constructed vast cisterns that collect and interpret a meteoric shower of facts. In  Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracy , Akhlaque Haque demonstrates that this pervasive use and increasing dependence on information technology (IT) enables sophisticated and well-intentioned... more...

  • The Great Meldingby Glenn Feldman

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Audacious in its scope, subtle in its analysis, and persuasive in its arguments, The Great Melding is the second book in Glenn Feldman?s magisterial recounting of the South?s transformation from a Reconstruction-era citadel of Democratic Party inertia to a cauldron of GOP agitation. In this pioneering study, Feldman shows how the transitional years... more...

  • Visions of the Black Beltby Robin McDonald; Valerie Pope Burnes; Robin McDonald

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    In Visions of the Black Belt , Robin McDonald and Valerie Pope Burnes offer a richly illustrated tour of the Black Belt, the fertile arc that represents the cultural efflorescence of Alabama?s heartland. Like knowledgeable friends, McDonald and Burnes guide readers through the Black Belt?s towns and architecture and introduce the region?s great panoply... more...

  • Among the Garifunaby Marilyn McKillop Wells

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    Among the Garifuna is the first ethnographic narrative of a Garifuna family. The Garifuna are descendants of the ?Black Carib,? whom the British deposited on Roatan Island in 1797 and who settled along the Caribbean coast from Belize City to Nicaragua.   In 1980, medical anthropologist Marilyn McKillop Wells found herself embarking on an... more...

  • Trigger Danceby Diane Glancy

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    1990 Winner of the Mildren P. Nilon Award for Minority Fiction In Trigger Dance, her first collection of stories, Diane Glancy takes us to uneasy places where both the environment and the characters are at risk, where even the animals grieve. Sometimes the author's voice, sometimes the voices of the characters, tell us about their migrations,... more...