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  • 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...

  • Unresolved Tensionsby John Crabtree; Laurence Whitehead

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The landslide election of Evo Morales in December 2005 pointed toward a process of accelerated change in Bolivia, forging a path away from globalization and the neoliberal paradigm in favor of greater national control and state intervention.  This in turn shifted the power relations of Bolivia's internal politics-beginning with greater inclusion... more...

  • Among the Swamp Peopleby Watt Key; Kelan Mercer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Among the Swamp People is the story of author Watt Key?s discovery of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. ?The swamp? consists of almost 260,000 acres of wetlands located just north of Mobile Bay. There he leases a habitable outcropping of land and constructs a primitive cabin from driftwood to serve as a private getaway. His story is one that chronicles... more...

  • Stars Fell on Alabamaby Carl Carmer; Howell Raines

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Stars Fell on Alabama is truly a classic. The book enjoyed enormous popularity and notoriety when it was first published (it was a selection of The Literary Guild and also sold widely in Europe). It can be described as a book of folkways?not journalism, or history, or a novel. At times it is impressionistic; at other times it conveys... 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 Luther... more...

  • Rivers of Historyby Harvey H. Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Four streams make up the Alabama River system, the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama. Together they flow for more than 900 miles, through some of the most historic regions of the state. This book looks at the way these streams have shaped the lives of the people who lived along them, and how, in turn, people have used the rivers to their own... 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...