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  • Place Names in Alabamaby Virginia O. Foscue

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Insiders' Guide® 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...

  • Alabama Off the Beaten Path®by Jackie Sheckler Finch; Gay N. Martin

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you?re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Alabama Off the Beaten Path show you the Alabama you never knew existed. Go spelunking and discover stalagmitic formations at Cathedral Caverns. Take a walk through history at Fort Morgan then hop the Mobile Bay Ferry for Fort Gaines.... more...

  • The Reminiscences of George Strother Gainesby George Strother Gaines; James P. Pate

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    This first book-length, annotated edition of Gaines' Reminiscences provides a fascinating glimpse into the early history of the Mississippi-Alabama Territory and antebellum Alabama. The two sections of the Reminiscences of George Strother Gaines form one of the most important primary sources on the early history of Alabama and Mississippi. The... more...

  • Bibb County, Alabamaby Rhoda C. Ellison

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    This model county history chronicles one hundred years in the life of a representative Deep South county.    The history of Bibb County between 1818 and 1918 is in many ways representative of the experience of central Alabama during that period. Bibb County shares physical characteristics with the areas both to its north and to its south.... more...

  • The Clays of Alabamaby Ruth Ketring Nuermberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Of unique interest to the student of nineteenth century America is this account of the Alabama Clays, who in their private life were typical of the slaveholding aristocracy of the old South, but as lawyer-politicians played significant roles in state and national politics, in the development of the Democratic party, and in the affairs of the Confederacy.... more...

  • The Scalawag In Alabama Politics, 1865?1881by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Who was this scalawag? Simply a native, white, Alabama Republican! Scorned by his fellow white Southerners, he suffered, in his desire for socioeconomic reform and political power, more than mere verbal abuse and social ostracism; he lived constantly under the threat of physical violence. When first published in 1977, Wiggin?s treatment of the scalawag... more...

  • Death at Cross Plainsby Gene L. Howard; Gary B. Mills

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Reconstruction in the South is a much studies and yet little understood dark epoch in the region?s history; in many areas it was marked by such violence as to have been in all but name guerrilla warfare. Death and Cross Plains is the history of one such clash, and the story of one of its casualties ? William Luke.             ... more...

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

    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...

  • 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...