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  • 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...

  • The Pecan Orchardby Peggy Vonsherie Allen

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    This is a true story of the struggle, survival, and ultimate success of a large black family in south Alabama who, in the middle decades of the 20th century, lifted themselves out of poverty to achieve the American dream of property ownership. Descended from slaves and sharecroppers in the Black Belt region, this family of hard-working parents and... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Bonapartists in the Borderlandsby Rafe Blaufarb

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    Bonapartists in the Borderlands recounts how Napoleonic exiles and French refugees from Europe and the Caribbean joined forces with Latin American insurgents, Gulf pirates, and international adventurers to seek their fortune in the Gulf borderlands.  The U.S. Congress welcomed the French to America and granted them a large tract of rich Black... more...

  • 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...

  • A Letter from Frankby Stephen J. Colombo

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 26.99

    A Letter from Frank is the story of Frank, a German from Czechoslovakia who served as a German paratrooper in the Second World War, and Russ, a small-town Canadian kid who was a tank commander in a Canadian armoured division. On the last day of the war, Frank and Russ fought each other. In the days after, they became friends. 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...

  • After Wallaceby Patrick R. Cotter; James Glen Stovall

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    All Alabama elections are colorful, but the 1986 gubernatorial contest may trump them all for its sheer strangeness. With the retirement of an aging and ill George Wallace, both the issues and candidates contending for the office were able to set the course of Alabama politics for generations to follow. Whereas the Wallace regimes were particular... more...