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- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95
Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins is professor emerita of history at the University of Alabama, a past president of the Alabama Historical Association, and editor of the Alabama Review for twenty years. She is the author or editor of The Scalawag in Alabama Politics, 1865?1881 ; From Civil War to Civil Rights?Alabama 1860?1960 ; The Journals of Josiah... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 19.99
Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era?s climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation. "The Year of Birmingham," 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in America?s long civil rights struggle. Child demonstrators... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95
David L. DeJarnette, the founder of scientific archaeology in the state of Alabama, reports on archaeological surveys and excavations undertaken in the ChattahoocheeRiverValley between 1947 and 1962. The three contributors, Wesley R. Hurt, Edward B. Kurjack, and Fred Lamar Pearson Jr., each made signal contributions to the archaeology of the southeastern... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 26.95
Taming Alabama focuses on persons and groups who sought to bring about reforms in the political, legal, and social worlds of Alabama. Most of the subjects of these essays accepted the fundamental values of nineteenth and early twentieth century white southern society; and all believed, or came to believe, in the transforming power of law. As... more...