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  • From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860?1960by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    To understand Alabama history one must appreciate the impact of the failure of secession of the state in the subsequent half century as well as the causes for the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the state in the mid-twentieth century. The prophet of the first revolution was William Lowndes Yancey and the prophet of the second was Martin... more...

  • The Politics of Trustby Gordon E. Harvey

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Florida governor Reubin Askew memorably characterized a leader as ?someone who cares enough to tell the people not merely what they want to hear, but what they need to know.? It was a surprising statement for a contemporary politician to make, and, more surprising still, it worked. In The Politics of Trust: Reubin Askew and Florida in the 1970s ,... more...

  • Anglo-Spanish Rivalry in Colonial South-East America, 1650?1725by Timothy Paul Grady

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Often played down in favour of the larger competition for empire between England and France, the influence of the Spanish in English Carolina and the English in Spanish Florida created a rivalry that shaped the early history of colonial south-east America. This study is the first to tell the full story of this rivalry. more...

  • Stars Fell on Alabamaby Carl Carmer; Howell Raines

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Stars Fell on Alabama is truly a classic. The book enjoyed enormous popularity and notoriety when it was first published (it was a selection of The Literary Guild and also sold widely in Europe). It can be described as a book of folkways?not journalism, or history, or a novel. At times it is impressionistic; at other times it conveys... more...

  • The Wager Disasterby C. H. Layman

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 14.99

    This is the astounding story of HMS Wager, driven ashore in foul weather onto the inhospitable coast of Patagonian Chile in 1741. Shipwreck was followed by murder, starvation, mutiny, and the fearful ordeal of 36 survivors out of about 140 men. Some were enslaved, some defected; many drowned. The captain shot one of his officers. There was an epic... 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...

  • 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...

  • John Quincy Adams and American Global Empireby William Earl Weeks

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This is the story of a man, a treaty, and a nation. The man was John Quincy Adams, regarded by most historians as America's greatest secretary of state. The treaty was the Transcontinental Treaty of 1819, of which Adams was the architect. It acquired Florida for the young United States, secured a western boundary extending to the Pacific, and bolstered... more...

  • Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girlby Kitty Oliver

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    A telling memoir by an exciting new voice, Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl explores journalist Kitty Oliver's coming of age as she makes the crossing from an all-black to a predominantly white world. Born and raised in an all-black area of Jacksonville, Florida, Oliver was one of the first African American freshmen to enter the... more...