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  • 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...

  • Fort Toulouseby Daniel H Thomas; Gregory A. Waselkov

    University of Alabama Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Situated at the head of the Alabama River system—at the juncture of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers—Fort Toulouse in 1717 was planned to keep the local Indians neutral, if not loyal, to the French and contain the British in their southernmost Atlantic colonies. Unlike the usual frontier settlements, Fort Toulouse was both a diplomatic... more...

  • The Federal Road Through Georgiaby Henry deLeon Southerland; Jerry Elijah Brown

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 19.95

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   The Federal Road was a major influence in settlement of the Mississippi Territory during the period between the Louisiana Purchase and removal of the Creek Indians. Histories of early Alabama covering this period... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Boliviaby James Read; Brendon Griffin; Shafik Meghji

    Rough Guides 2013; US$ 27.99

    Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bolivia is the ultimate travel guide to one of South America's most captivating countries. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights.... more...

  • Back Homeby Roy Hoffman

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 19.95

    After twenty years in New York City, a prize-winning writer takes a "long look back" at his hometown of Mobile, Alabama. In Back Home: Journeys through Mobile , Roy Hoffman tells stories--through essays, feature articles, and memoir--of one of the South's oldest and most colorful port cities. Many of the pieces here grew out of Hoffman's work... more...

  • Place Names in Alabamaby Virginia O. Foscue

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 18.95

    Place Names in Alabama is the first systematic attempt to account for all the names of the counties, cities, town, water courses, bodies of water, and mountains that appear on readily available maps of Alabama.             In dictionary format, this volume contains some 2,610 place names,... 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...

  • There's Hope for the Worldby Richard Arrington

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    On a sultry September morning in 1955, a young African American man, the son of share corppers, boarded a Greyhound bus in Birmingham, Alabama, to leave his home state for the first time in his life. He was headed for the University of Detroit on a teaching scholarship from Miles College. Richard Arrington could not have guessed then that his future... more...

  • Ante-Bellum Alabamaby Weymouth T. Jordan; Kenneth R. Johnson

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 24.95

    Ante-Bellum Alabama:  Town and Country was written to give the reader insight into importaant facers of Alabama’s ante-bellum history.  Presented in the form of case studies from the pre—Civil War period, the book deals with a city, a town, a planter’s family, rural social life, attitudes concerning race, and Alabama’s... more...

  • CultureShock! Boliviaby Mark Cramer

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2009; US$ 12.99

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