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  • "Fear God and Walk Humbly"by James Mallory; Grady McWhiney; Warner O. Moore; Robert F. Pace

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    James Mallory was an uncommon Southerner. Most inhabitants of the Old South, especially the plain folk, devoted more time to leisurely activities--drinking, gambling, hunting, fishing, and just loafing--than did Mallory, a workaholic agriculturalist, who experimented with new plants, orchards, and manures, as well as the latest farming equipment... more...

  • In the Shadow of Selmaby Cynthia Griggs Fleming

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 31.99

    Although the events of Selma and Birmingham are burned into the nation's consciousness, little has been written about the civil rights events in the surrounding counties, the vast sections of the rural south. Cynthia Griggs Fleming addresses this gap by bringing to light the struggle for equality of the citizens of Wilcox County, Alabama. Although... more...

  • The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827-1835by Sarah Haynsworth Gayle; Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins; Ruth Smith Truss

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Astonishing, tragic, and remarkable, the journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, wife of early Alabama governor John Gayle, is among the most widely studied and seminal accounts of antebellum life in the American South. This is the first complete edition of the journal in print.   Bereft of the companionship of her often-absent husband, Sarah considered... more...

  • Shattered Glass in Birminghamby Randall C. Jimerson

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Shattered Glass in Birmingham traces the experiences of a white northern family during the climax of the civil rights movement in Alabama's largest city. Recounted primarily from Randall Jimerson's perspective as one of five children of Reverend Norman C. "Jim" Jimerson, executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, the narrative explores... more...

  • Carry Me Homeby Diane McWhorter

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 19.99

    Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era?s climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation. "The Year of Birmingham," 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in America?s long civil rights struggle. Child demonstrators... more...

  • The Thunder of Angelsby Donnie Williams; Wayne Greenhaw

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    The heroism of those involved in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott is presented here in poignant and thorough detail. The untold stories of those, both black and white, whose lives were forever changed by the boycott are shared, along with a chilling glimpse into the world of the white council members who tried to stop them. In the end, the boycott... more...

  • Dreamworlds of Alabamaby Allen Shelton

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 22.95

    Wisteria draped on a soldierÕs coffin, sent home to Alabama from a Virginia battlefield. The oldest standing house in the county, painted gray and flanked by a pecan orchard. A black steel fence tool, now perched atop a pile of books like a prehistoric bird of prey. In Dreamworlds of Alabama, Allen Shelton explores physical, historical, and social... more...

  • The Colfax Massacreby LeeAnna Keith

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 14.99

    Introduction: On Bones and Their Markers. Chapter 1: Alabama Fever. Chapter 2: The Philosopher. Chapter 3: The Fall. Chapter 4: Led by a Damned Puppy. Chapter 5: A Town Called Fight. Chapter 6: Carnival of the Animals. Chapter 7: Battle of the Colfax Courthouse. Chapter 8: Voyage of the Ozark. Chapter 9: Getting Away with Murder. Chapter 10: The Legacy... more...

  • Alabama and the Borderlandsby Reid Badger; Marvin T. Smith; Bruce D. Smith; Richard A. Krause; Eugene Lyon; Charles Hudson; Jeffrey P. Brain; Chester B. DePratter; Hazel P. Coker; William S. Coker; Michale C. Scardaville; Wilcomb Washburn; James B. Griffin; Lawrence Clayton

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Born of a concern with Alabama's past and the need to explore and explain that legacy, this book brings together the nation's leading scholars on the prehistory and early history of Alabama and the southeastern U.S. Covering topics ranging from the Mississippian Period in archaeology and the de Soto expedition (and other early European explorations... more...

  • A Question of Justiceby Gordon E. Harvey

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    Three trailblazers for education reform in the Sunbelt South. In southern politics, 1970 marked a watershed. A group of southern governors entered office that year and changed both the way the nation looked at the South and the way the constituents of those states viewed themselves. Reubin Askew in Florida, John West in South Carolina, Jimmy... more...