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  • 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...

  • Fort Toulouseby Daniel H Thomas; Gregory A. Waselkov

    University of Alabama Press 2009; 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 post, since... more...

  • From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860?1960by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    To understand Alabama history one must appreciate the impact of the failure of secession of the state in the subsequent half century as well as the causes for the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the state in the mid-twentieth century. The prophet of the first revolution was William Lowndes Yancey and the prophet of the second was Martin... more...

  • In the Shadow of Selmaby Cynthia Griggs Fleming

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Inside Alabamaby Harvey H. Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    An affectionate, irreverent, candid look at the "Heart of Dixie." This book tells Alabama's history in a conversational style with an unapolo-getically subjective approach. Accessible to general readers and students alike, it recounts the history and politics of a state known for its colorful past, told by one of the state's most noted historians... more...

  • Insiders' GuideŽ to Birminghamby Todd Keith

    Insider's Guide 2011; US$ 17.99

    A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Birmingham  is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to "The Magic City". Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Birmingham and its surrounding environs. 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...

  • The Metamorphosis of Headsby Denise Y. Arnold; Juan de Dios Yapita

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    Since the days of the Spanish Conquest, the indigenous populations of Andean Bolivia have struggled to preserve their textile-based writings. This struggle continues today, both in schools and within the larger culture. The Metamorphosis of Heads explores the history and cultural significance of Andean textile writings--weavings and kipus (knotted... 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...

  • The Pecan Orchardby Peggy Vonsherie Allen

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    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...