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- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 44.95
Escaping Hitler is the personal story of Eva Wyman and her family?s escape from Nazi Germany to Chile in the sociohistorical context of 1930s and 1940s, a time when the Chilean Nazi party had an active presence in the country?s major institutions. Based primarily oninterviewswith German Jewish refugees and family correspondence, Eva Goldschmidt... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 35.00
Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the national coordinator of the Poor People's Campaign. At the young age of... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95
In the Shadow of Hitler chronicles the experiences of Alabama Jews as they worked to overcome their own divisions in order to aid European Jews before, during, and after the Second World War. In this extensive study of how southern Jews in the United States responded to the Nazi persecution of European Jews, Dan J. Puckett recounts the divisions... 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...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99
Here is the first full-length book to tell the history of the Colfax massacre. Drawing on a huge body of documents, including eyewitness accounts as well as newly discovered evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the fateful encounter, during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered, and the reverberations... more...
- 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 needs of one?s... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Social and political history of the modern South. This collection of essays on the social and political history of the modern South consider the region?s poor, racial mores and race relations, economic opportunity, Protestant activism, political coalitions and interest groups, social justice, and progressive reform. History and Hope in... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
The Formative Period in Alabama, 1815-1828 is a beautifully crafted history of the evolution of the state written by Thomas Perkins Abernethy in 1922. The work shows how Alabama grew out of the Mississippi Territory and discusses the economic and political development during the years just before and just after Alabama became a state. Abernethy?s... more...