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  • Old Mobile Archaeologyby Gregory A. Waselkov

    University of Alabama Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    An archaeological guide to the earliest French settlement on the northern Gulf Coast. Archaeological excavations since 1989 have uncovered exciting evidence of the original townsite of Mobile, first capital of the Louisiana colony, and remnants of the colony's port on Dauphin Island.   more...

  • The Pecan Orchardby Peggy Vonsherie Allen

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Rivers of Historyby Harvey H. Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Four streams make up the Alabama River system, the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama. Together they flow for more than 900 miles, through some of the most historic regions of the state. This book looks at the way these streams have shaped the lives of the people who lived along them, and how, in turn, people have used the rivers to their own... more...

  • Rosa Parks: A Biographyby Joyce Hanson

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    Rosa Parks: A Biography captures the story of this remarkable woman like no other biography of her before it. It examines the entire scope of Rosa Parks's life, from her birth in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama to her 1943 enrollment in the Montgomery NAACP to the dramatic events of the 1960s, and her continuing work up to her death in 2005. Each chapter... more...

  • Shattered Glass in Birminghamby Randall C. Jimerson

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Shattered Glass in Birmingham traces the experiences of a white northern family during the climax of the civil rights movement in Alabama's largest city. Recounted primarily from Randall Jimerson's perspective as one of five children of Reverend Norman C. "Jim" Jimerson, executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, the narrative explores... more...

  • Stride Toward Freedomby Martin Luther King

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    From the mountain top, he pointed the way for us - a land no longer torn asunder with racial hatred and ethnic strife, a land that measured itself by how it treats the least of these ... a land in which all of God's children might come together in a spirit of brotherhood. From U.S President Barack Obama's tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin... more...

  • There's Hope for the Worldby Richard Arrington

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    On a sultry September morning in 1955, a young African American man, the son of share corppers, boarded a Greyhound bus in Birmingham, Alabama, to leave his home state for the first time in his life. He was headed for the University of Detroit on a teaching scholarship from MilesCollege. Richard Arrington could not have guessed then that his future... more...

  • Unresolved Tensionsby John Crabtree; Laurence Whitehead

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The landslide election of Evo Morales in December 2005 pointed toward a process of accelerated change in Bolivia, forging a path away from globalization and the neoliberal paradigm in favor of greater national control and state intervention.  This in turn shifted the power relations of Bolivia's internal politics-beginning with greater inclusion... more...

  • While the World Watchedby Carolyn Maull McKinstry; Denise George

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.99

    On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s rest room she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American... more...

  • Archaeological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee Riverby David DeJarnette; Historic Chattahoochee Commission

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    David L. DeJarnette, the founder of scientific archaeology in the state of Alabama, reports on archaeological surveys and excavations undertaken in the ChattahoocheeRiverValley between 1947 and 1962. The three contributors, Wesley R. Hurt, Edward B. Kurjack, and Fred Lamar Pearson Jr., each made signal contributions to the archaeology of the southeastern... more...