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  • In the Shadow of Hitlerby Dan J. Puckett

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    In the Shadow of Hitler is the first comprehensive state study of how southern Jews—and non-Jews—dealt with the coming of the Good War and the Nazi persecution of European Jews. In 1982, the Orthodox congregation of Ahavas Chesed in Mobile, Alabama, reconsecrated a Torah scroll from the Altneuschule in Prague, Czechoslovakia, that... 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...

  • In the Path of the Stormsby Frye Gaillard; Sheila Hagler; Peggy Denniston

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    The Gulf Coast villages of Bayou La Batre and Coden are two of Alabama’s most distinctive, with roots going back to the French settlements of the 18th century. For generations, the proud inhabitants of these communities have extracted their modest livings from the sea, sustained by a lesson handed down over time— that providing for the... more...

  • Bonapartists in the Borderlandsby Rafe Blaufarb

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    Bonapartists in the Borderlands recounts how Napoleonic exiles and French refugees from Europe and the Caribbean joined forces with Latin American insurgents, Gulf pirates, and international adventurers to seek their fortune in the Gulf borderlands.  The U.S. Congress welcomed the French to America and granted them a large tract of rich Black... more...

  • The Montgomery Bus Boycottby Cheryl Phibbs

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 119.00

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A History and Reference Guide offers a comprehensive account of a critical turning point in American history. It offers a richly detailed chronological trip through post-World War II Southern society to the early 1960s, then focuses on the day-to-day frustrations, challenges, and victories of the people behind the protest... more...

  • Stride Toward Freedomby Martin Luther Jr King; Clayborne Carson

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    The classic story of nonviolent resistance in America?the Montgomery bus boycott?written by Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes... more...

  • Speak Truth to Powerby Mignette Y. Patrick Dorsey

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    On December 11, 1954, Charles Patrick drove to downtown Birmingham to buy a Boy Scout uniform for his son. Christmas traffic around the downtown department stores was heavy, and Patrick circled unsuccessfully until at last a streetside spot opened up and he began to pull in. As he did so, he was cut off by a woman who ordered him out of the way,... more...

  • Power and Violence in the Colonial Cityby Oscar Cornblit; Elizabeth Ladd Glick

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the characteristics of political power in the cities of the colonial Spanish Empire between the 1740s and 1780s. more...

  • A Letter from Frankby Stephen J. Colombo

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 12.99

    A Letter from Frank is the story of Frank, a German from Czechoslovakia who served as a German paratrooper in the Second World War, and Russ, a small-town Canadian kid who was a tank commander in a Canadian armoured division. On the last day of the war, Frank and Russ fought each other. In the days after, they became friends. more...