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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Alabama in the Twentieth Centuryby Wayne Flynt

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    An authoritative popular history that places the state in regional and national context. Alabama is a state full of contrasts. On the one hand, it has elected the lowest number of women to the state legislature of any state in the union; yet according to historians it produced two of the ten most important American women of the 20th century?Helen... 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...

  • 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 A. 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 2010; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Archaeological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee Riverby David DeJarnette; Historic Chattahoochee Commission

    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...