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  • 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...

  • Visions of the Black Beltby Robin McDonald; Valerie Pope Burnes; Robin McDonald

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    In Visions of the Black Belt , Robin McDonald and Valerie Pope Burnes offer a richly illustrated tour of the Black Belt, the fertile arc that represents the cultural efflorescence of Alabama?s heartland. Like knowledgeable friends, McDonald and Burnes guide readers through the Black Belt?s towns and architecture and introduce the region?s great panoply... more...

  • Jungleby Yossi Ghinsberg; Greg McLean

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    ?A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.? ? Los Angeles Times Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups.... more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Birminghamby Karen Evans

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in... more...

  • Death at Cross Plainsby Gene L. Howard; Gary B. Mills

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Reconstruction in the South is a much studies and yet little understood dark epoch in the region?s history; in many areas it was marked by such violence as to have been in all but name guerrilla warfare. Death and Cross Plains is the history of one such clash, and the story of one of its casualties ? William Luke.             ... more...

  • The Scalawag In Alabama Politics, 1865-1881by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Who was this scalawag? Simply a native, white, Alabama Republican! Scorned by his fellow white Southerners, he suffered, in his desire for socioeconomic reform and political power, more than mere verbal abuse and social ostracism; he lived constantly under the threat of physical violence. When first published in 1977, Wiggin?s treatment of the scalawag... more...

  • Bibb County, Alabamaby Rhoda C. Ellison

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    This model county history chronicles one hundred years in the life of a representative Deep South county.    The history of Bibb County between 1818 and 1918 is in many ways representative of the experience of central Alabama during that period. Bibb County shares physical characteristics with the areas both to its north and to its... more...

  • The Clays of Alabamaby Ruth Ketring Nuermberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Of unique interest to the student of nineteenth century America is this account of the Alabama Clays, who in their private life were typical of the slaveholding aristocracy of the old South, but as lawyer-politicians played significant roles in state and national politics, in the development of the Democratic party, and in the affairs of the Confederacy.... more...

  • The Reminiscences of George Strother Gainesby George Strother Gaines; James P. Pate

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    This first book-length, annotated edition of Gaines' Reminiscences provides a fascinating glimpse into the early history of the Mississippi-Alabama Territory and antebellum Alabama. The two sections of the Reminiscences of George Strother Gaines form one of the most important primary sources on the early history of Alabama and Mississippi.... more...

  • Place Names in Alabamaby Virginia O. Foscue

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Place Names in Alabama is the first systematic attempt to account for all the names of the counties, cities, town, water courses, bodies of water, and mountains that appear on readily available maps of Alabama.             In dictionary format, this volume contains some 2,610 place names,... more...