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  • Stride Toward Freedomby Martin Luther Jr King; Clayborne Carson

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    The classic story of nonviolent resistance in America?the Montgomery bus boycott?written by Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes... more...

  • Speak Truth to Powerby Mignette Y. Patrick Dorsey

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    On December 11, 1954, Charles Patrick drove to downtown Birmingham to buy a Boy Scout uniform for his son. Christmas traffic around the downtown department stores was heavy, and Patrick circled unsuccessfully until at last a streetside spot opened up and he began to pull in. As he did so, he was cut off by a woman who ordered him out of the way,... more...

  • Power and Violence in the Colonial Cityby Oscar Cornblit; Elizabeth Ladd Glick

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the characteristics of political power in the cities of the colonial Spanish Empire between the 1740s and 1780s. 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

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The history of the Vine and Olive Colony in Demopolis, Alabama, has long been clouded... 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...

  • Daybreak of Freedomby Stewart Burns

    The University of North Carolina Press 1997; US$ 29.99

    Daybreak of Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott more...

  • A Fire You Can't Put Outby Andrew M Manis

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This first biography of Fred Shuttlesworth-winner of both the 2000 Lillian Smith Award and the 2001 James F. Sulzby Jr. Award-details the fascinating life of the controversial preacher who led integration efforts in Birmingham with the courage and fervor of a religious crusader. When Fred Shuttlesworth suffered only a bump on the head in... more...

  • The Formative Period in Alabama, 1815-1828by Thomas Abernethy; David T. Morgan

    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...

  • Patterson for Alabamaby Gene L. Howard

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    John Patterson, Alabama governor from 1959 to 1963, was thrust into the Alabama political arena after the brutal murder of his father, attorney general Albert Patterson in 1954. Allowed by the Democratic Party to take his father’s place and to complete the elder’s goal of cleaning up corruption in his hometown Phenix City, Patterson made... more...