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  • In Peace and Freedomby Bernard Jr. LaFayette; Kathryn Lee Johnson; Congressman John Robert Lewis; Raymond Arsenault

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 35.00

    Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the national coordinator of the Poor People's Campaign. At the young age of... more...

  • In the Shadow of Hitlerby Dan J. Puckett

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    In the Shadow of Hitler is the first comprehensive state study of how southern Jews—and non-Jews—dealt with the coming of the Good War and the Nazi persecution of European Jews. In 1982, the Orthodox congregation of Ahavas Chesed in Mobile, Alabama, reconsecrated a Torah scroll from the Altneuschule in Prague, Czechoslovakia, that... more...

  • Ancient Titicacaby Charles Stanish

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 68.95

    One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is the first comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years of prehistory for the entire Titicaca region. It is a fascinating story of the transition from hunting and gathering to early agriculture, to the... more...

  • In the Path of the Stormsby Frye Gaillard; Sheila Hagler; Peggy Denniston

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    The Gulf Coast villages of Bayou La Batre and Coden are two of Alabama’s most distinctive, with roots going back to the French settlements of the 18th century. For generations, the proud inhabitants of these communities have extracted their modest livings from the sea, sustained by a lesson handed down over time— that providing for the... 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...

  • The Montgomery Bus Boycottby Cheryl Phibbs

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 119.00

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A History and Reference Guide offers a comprehensive account of a critical turning point in American history. It offers a richly detailed chronological trip through post-World War II Southern society to the early 1960s, then focuses on the day-to-day frustrations, challenges, and victories of the people behind the protest... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...