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  • Daybreak of Freedomby Stewart Burns

    The University of North Carolina Press 1997; US$ 35.95

    The Montgomery bus boycott was a formative moment in twentieth-century history: a harbinger of the African American freedom movement, a springboard for the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., and a crucial step in the struggle to realize the American dream of liberty and equality for all. In Daybreak of Freedom , Stewart Burns presents a groundbreaking... more...

  • Alabama Afternoonsby Roy Hoffman

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Alabama Afternoons is a collection of portraits of many remarkable Alabamians, famous and obscure, profiled by award-winning journalist and novelist Roy Hoffman. Written as Sunday feature stories for the Mobile Press-Register with additional pieces from the New York Times,... more...

  • Reborn in Americaby Eric Saugera; Madeleine Velguth

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    The history of the Vine and Olive Colony in Demopolis, Alabama, has long been clouded by romantic myths. The notion that it was a doomed attempt by Napoleonic exiles in America to plant a wine- and olive-growing community in Alabama based on the ideals of the French Revolution, has long been bolstered by the images that have been proliferated in the... more...

  • The House by the Side of the Roadby Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    During the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set up informal headquarters at the home of Dr. Sullivan Jackson; his wife, Richie Jean; and their young daughter, Jawana. Dr. Jackson was an African American dentist in Selma, whose profession gave him some protection from economic reprisals, and he was one of the movement’s... more...

  • Reflections of the 1965 Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabamaby Susan Jans-Thomas

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    Dr. Jans-Thomas revisits an important location in the Civil Rights movement and walks through various places along the march from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama. Her stories are largely anecdotal, but the overall portrait she paints of the towns are vivid because she outlines how the culture has changed since the 1950’s and 60’s. The portrayal... more...

  • Grass Widowby Viola Goode Liddell

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    An engaging account of one woman’s overcoming the Depression and small town mores. Viola Goode Liddell’s short memoir tells the story of her return to Alabama in search of a husband and a new life. Thirty years old and recently divorced, Liddell comes back to her home state—with her young son—determined to survive, during... more...

  • The South's Tolerable Alienby Andrew S. Moore

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    In The South's Tolerable Alien, Andrew S. Moore probes the role of Catholics in the post--World War II South and argues persuasively that, until the 1960s, religion rivaled race as a boundary separating residents of the Bible Belt. Delving deep into underutilized diocesan archives, he explores the ways in which southern Catholics worked to be both... more...

  • The Story of Leedsby David Thornton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    This new history of Leeds covers all the main political, social and economic developments of the city: The Harrying of the North devastated the surrounding area in 1069; the Civil War saw a battle fought in the town itself; cholera and typhus epidemics raged in the nineteenth century; the building of the Middleton Railway in 1812 saw the first commercially... more...

  • The Little Book of Birminghamby Norman Bartlam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    The Little Book of Birmingham is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the city's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Norman Bartlam's... more...

  • Return to Sawyerton Springsby Andy Andrews

    Hay House 2009; US$ 2.99

    Return to a time when life made more sense. For many, such a journey may seem like fantasy, yet for author Andy Andrews, Sawyerton Springs is where he grew up. Andy shares a collection of hilariously heartwarming memories that will inspire your soul and help you remember where life’s greatest treasures can still be found. Filled with an unforgettable... more...