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  • Alabama in the Twentieth Centuryby Wayne Flynt

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    An authoritative popular history that places the state in regional and national context. Alabama is a state full of contrasts. On the one hand, it has elected the lowest number of women to the state legislature of any state in the union; yet according to historians it produced two of the ten most important American women of the 20th century—Helen... more...

  • The Pecan Orchardby Peggy Vonsherie Allen

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and... more...

  • Finding Martha's Placeby Martha Hawkins; Marcus Brotherton

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 21.99

    Welcome to Martha's Place . . . † Martha Hawkins was the tenth of twelve children born in Montgomery, Alabama. There was no money, but her childhood was full of love. Martha's mother could transform a few vegetables from the backyard into a feast and never turned away a hungry mouth.† † Memories of the warmth of her family's supper table would... more...

  • A Brief History of Boliviaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    The historic election in 2005 of Evo Morales Ayma marked a radical and trans-formative moment in Bolivia's history. It was the first time that a democratic election ushered in change on the scale of the 1952 National Revolution that emancipated the indigenous population, abolished involuntary servitude, and extended voting and land ownership rights.... more...

  • Old Mobile Archaeologyby Gregory A. Waselkov

    University of Alabama Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    An archaeological guide to the earliest French settlement on the northern Gulf Coast. Archaeological excavations since 1989 have uncovered exciting evidence of the original townsite of Mobile, first capital of the Louisiana colony, and remnants of the colony's port on Dauphin Island.   more...

  • Culture and Customs of Boliviaby Javier A. Galvan

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 50.00

    Why does Bolivia have two recognized capital cities—unlike any other nation in the Western Hemisphere? And why does Bolivia have an active naval military force when it is a landlocked country with no direct access to the sea? The answers lie in the historical events of Bolivia's past. more...

  • Mississippi in Africaby Alan Huffman

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    In 1847, in a small rural courthouse in Coles County, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln represented a Kentucky slave owner named Robert Matson in his attempt to recover a runaway slave woman and her four children. Most Americans, even those with a penchant for the nation's history, have never heard of this court case. This is no coincidence. Lincoln's... more...

  • Bolivia Adventure Guideby Vivien Lougheed

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations.... more...

  • Rosa Parks: A Biographyby Joyce A. Hanson

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book offers a revealing look at Rosa Parks, whose role as an activist and struggle with racism began long before her historic 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus ride. more...

  • Populism to Progressivism In Alabamaby Sheldon Hackney

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 35.00

      Library of Alabama Classics Winner of the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association “In this excellent study of Alabama politics, Hackney deftly analyzes the leadership, following, and essential character of Populism and Progressivism during the period from 1890 to 1910. The work is exceptionally well written;... more...