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21. The Seventeenth Alabama Infantry:
22. History of the First Regiment,
23. History of Alabama, and Incidentally
24. Inside Alabama: A Personal History
25. The Crimson Tide: The Official
26. The Crimson Tide: An Illustrated
27. Alabama in the Twentieth Century
28. Taming Alabama: Lawyers and Reformers,
29. Historic Indian Towns in Alabama,
30. From Huntsville to Appomattox:
31. Rivers of History: Life on the
32. Stars Fell on Alabama (Library
33. Gracie's Alabama Volunteers: The
34. Confederate Military History of
35. Tuscaloosa: Portrait of an Alabama
36. Keener, Alabama, a History Etowah
37. History of Fayette County, Alabama
38. Tracing Your Alabama Past
39. Mobile: The New History of Alabama's
40. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists

21. The Seventeenth Alabama Infantry: A Regimental History and Roster
by Illene D. Thompson, Wilbur E. Thompson
Paperback: 487 Pages (2003-04-01)
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The Seventeenth Alabama Infantry: A Regimental History and Roster - Illene D. Thompson and Wilbur E. Thompson. This work provides a remarkable account of the involvement of the 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. The 17th Regiment was organized September 5, 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama. The 17th was mustered into the Confederate Army with a full regiment of ten companies and approximately 900 men. This book explores personal aspects of the soldiers as well as their reactions to events surrounding them. Much of their story is told using their own words, where available, from diaries, letters and military reports. Descriptions of the following military assignments are included: the coastal defense duties in Pensacola, the bloodbath at Shiloh, coastal defense at Mobile, the Battle of Atlanta, the Battle of Franklin and the Battle of Nashville. The appendices list a roster for the entire regiment with over 2,800 names, from each of the ten companies, listed in alphabetical order. Individual entries in the roster include: date and location of enlistment, disease, injury, capture and imprisonment, and discharge or parole. Date and location of birth, death and burial are listed, if known. A medical glossary and casualty lists can also be found in the appendices. This work includes a bibliography and a combined fullname and subject index. 2001, 487pp, appendices, bibl., fullname + subject index. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Confederate history and genealogy source
Illene Thompson and her husband, the late Wilbur Thompson of Huntsville, Alabama, worked years researching Confederate soldiers who served in the 17th Alabama Infantry during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. The biographical sections on each soldier reflect extensive research in original sources and great attention to detail. Each soldier's entry may include alternate names and initials; dates and places of birth, death and burial; military service such as whether wounded, hospitalized, reported missing, captured, killed in action or death from other causes, and more. For anyone researching families in Butler, Lowndes and Montgomery counties and the surrounding south Alabama area who had men serving in the Confederacy, this is a great source book. For those of you interested in military history, the accounts of orders and deployments, leaders and soldiers, camps, marches, skirmishes and battles involving the 17th Alabama provide fascinating eye-witness history with quotes from original letters, diaries and other contemporary documents.

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22. History of the First Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry, C. S. A.
by Edward Young Mcmorries
Paperback: 104 Pages (2010-07-24)
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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: [New Orleans] in 1904 in 189 pages; Subjects: United States; History / General; History / Military / General; History / Military / World War II; History / United States / State ... Read more

23. History of Alabama, and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period, Volume 1
by Albert James Pickett
Paperback: 426 Pages (2010-02-23)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

24. Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State (Alabama Fire Ant)
by Harvey H. Jackson III
Paperback: 304 Pages (2004-01-09)
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Asin: 0817350683
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5-0 out of 5 stars Rod
A great book for anyone who grew up in Alabama or for anyone who has moved into Alabama and wants to know why things are the way they are.

5-0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!
This book is great! It is full of knowledge and is written in a fun, easy-to-read style!I have had classes with the author.Dr. Jackson writes just as he speaks.A must have for any Alabamian.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for any Alabama voter
I enjoyed this book from the Creek Indians until the end.The book ended just before Alabamians would hopefully vote for a better Alabama, however, tax reform we don't have, so business is the same as usual in Alabama.I guess the state has too many "Wal-Mart Republicans."I think the book was a very interesting and educational read.It is not boring like a text book history.It will give you quite an insight on Alabama politics in 1901and 2004, unfortunately not much change has been made.There is so much I could say, but I might be telling too much and I think the readers should draw their own conclusions.However, I do think it should be required reading before any Alabamian is allowed to vote in the State of Alabama!

1-0 out of 5 stars Too Much PC
This book should have been sub-titled "From a Neo-lib's Perspective". According to the author more government is always better as are higher taxes on the "rich" (read middle class). The fault with Alabama's poor educational system lies with Bourbons and fat cats - Paul Hubbert and the AEA are blameless. His insistance that Lincoln's war was about nothing but white Alabamians' desire to perpetuate slavery is patent nonsense, of course. Thank heavens his mother helped integrate a laundrymat in Grove Hill; otherwise he has very little good to say about his people. ... Read more

25. The Crimson Tide: The Official Illustrated History of Alabama Football, National Championship Edition
by Winston Groom
Hardcover: 368 Pages (2010-09-05)
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Celebrated author and die-hard Bama fan Winston Groom provides a lively illustrated history of the team that has dominated college football and has been ranked consistently among the best in the nation, now with 13 national championships to its credit. Beginning in 1892, when William G. Little first introduced the game at the Capstone, to the stellar 2009 season during which the Crimson Tide went undefeated and won first the SEC Championship against poll-favorite Florida and then the BCS National Championship against Texas, this story includes all the illustrious moments, players, teams and coaches, fans and stats that collectively make Alabama a proven winner, time after time.

 This revised and updated National Championship Edition contains two new chapters to cover the dark days at the beginning of the 21st century (2001–2006) and the dawn of the Nick Saban era (2007–2010); a new foreword by Allen Barra; updated appendixes for all-time lettermen, game records, bowl appearances, national and SEC championships; over 60 fabulous new full-color photographs; and two new sidebars on the historic Heisman Trophy win by Mark Ingram and Jeremiah Castille’s view of Alabama’s championship tradition.

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26. The Crimson Tide: An Illustrated History of Football at The University of Alabama
by Mr. Winston Groom
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2000-08-28)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Gotta love it!
This is easily one of the better Bama books out there.I also like the Tailgater's Guide To SEC Football as a freak SEC fan.I recommend both.

4-0 out of 5 stars Tradition is here!
This book lets any fan know that alabama football is a lifetime of hardwork and achievements.I am proud to own this book.This is the same author that wrote the book "Forrest Gump", and he does a great job of illustrating Alabama's history of football.May tradition continue and the tide roll.

5-0 out of 5 stars As an Auburn fan, I was somewhat puzzled when I received
this book for a birthday gift. Naturally, I was reluctant to read it at first - it sat on my nightstand for months - and yet it seemed to call out to me in clarion tones of The Truth. When I finally indulged these entreaties, I realized I had undergone something of a conversion. At last, I can freely admit that Alabama football is the most complete expression of excellence in collegiate athletics. Roll Tide Roll

5-0 out of 5 stars A stellar look at a stellar program
Alabama has a football history that is truly second to none. Groom brings a storyteller's touch and a fan's enthusiasm to an exhaustive and impressive look at the Crimson Tide.

And to the reviewer who mentioned the lack of Central Florida being mentioned: the book was released in September, the UCF game was in October.

1-0 out of 5 stars Book should include chapter on UCF win in 2000!
This book did not include a chapter on UCF Golden Knights spoiling Alabama's homecoming in 2000! Obviously, Alabama is afraid and has pie in their face andCANNOT ADMIT IT!

UCF has been in I-A football for only 5 years. ... Read more

27. Alabama in the Twentieth Century (Modern South)
by Professor Wayne Flynt
Paperback: 642 Pages (2006-09-28)
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The vast range and complexity of Alabama’s triumphs and low points in a defining century.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
If you are at all interested in modern Alabama history, this is an excellent book. The author has left-leaning slant on events but that's probably needed to offset the predominant right wing culture down here. Well worth the read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A thorough, frank and fair account
Professor Emeritus of History at Auburn University, Flynt's eleventh book marks the pinnacle of a career studying Alabama and Southern history. Having spent most of his adult life in the state, Flynt is "a native son who has lived, loved, taught, debated, and grieved within the state for 60 of the 100 years described."

The author is frank and forthcoming with his criticisms of the state, starting appropriately with the tragedy of the 1901 Constitution, a document written by Bourbon Democrats to extend their power and influence while disenfranchising most poor whites and nearly all blacks. The author believes that the injustice of this parchment continues to cast a pall on the state, and he provides plenty of examples of a culture stunted and a people denied to convince the reader of this fact.

Flynt examines the body politic with his chapter "Every Man for Himself: Politics, Alabama Style." The author takes the state's anemic tax levels to task, also making the case that the burden falls heaviest on those who can least afford it. Like fellow academic Harvey Jackson, he is critical of a state that accepts low taxes, even though the result is a state government that can provide little for its people.

The professor writes chapters dedicated to education, as well as to women and African-Americans. Particularly in the latter case, Flynt eloquently describes a group that, in light of its smaller numbers, has made a contribution disproportional to the state's success. Sadly, it is a people that have all too often received the least benefit from it.

But lest critics suggest that Flynt is a man who doesn't love his native state, the author also gives credit where it is due, whether it is the innovation of engineers in Hunstville contributing to the nation's space program or its many famous educators, athletes and entertainers. Dozens of pages are dedicated to figures such education pioneer Julia Tutwiler, baseball slugger Hank Aaron, singer Nat King Cole and U.S. Supreme Court justice Hugo Black, who all once called Alabama home. For all of the challenges they faced, it is clear that Alabama has produced many accomplished and gifted individuals.

At over 600 pages this is not a book for the casual reader, but it is highly recommended for those who want to delve deeper into the recent history of the nation's 22nd state.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, readbale history
This is a very fine overview of Alabama in the 20th century. Organized by topic rather than chronologically, it begins with the state's famously terrible 1901 constitution and touches on such diverse issues as education, women, sports, and religion. Flynt is readable throughout, never falling into an excessively academic tone.

Indeed, I do wish that he would sometimes be a bit more academic. Despite its heft, this book is just an overview. If you want the smaller details you'll have to get them elsewhere; fortunately, the book has good bibliography. Unfortunately, the index is not entirely thorough.

Ultimately, though, this book is a wonderful introduction to Alabama history in the 20th century. I recommend it highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars A sober look at a dysfunctional state
Dr Flynt gives us a comprehensive view of the multitude of problems that face the state of Alabama, most of which stem, according to Flynt, from the state's atrocious 1901 Constitution.From powerful land barons, to racial inequality, to a regressive tax structure, to an incompetent and largely ineffective state legislature, to a simpering, craven state Supreme Court, the state Constitution lies at the root of nearly all of the ills that hamper Alabama's efforts toward modernization.Readers of this fine book will be left in wonderment, as if witnessing a dog that speaks poorly, not that the state functions well, but that it functions at all. ... Read more

28. Taming Alabama: Lawyers and Reformers, 1804-1929
by Paul M. Pruitt Jr.
Paperback: 200 Pages (2010-06-28)
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29. Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540-1838
by Amos J. Wright Jr
Paperback: 192 Pages (2003-06-04)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Where?!?
This book includes a rather comprehensive indexing of the myriad Native American town names in Alabama, but a map which illustrated the location of some or most of these towns sure would have been a big help.The narrative location descriptions just don't help me.I'm disappointed. ... Read more

30. From Huntsville to Appomattox: R. T. Coles's History of 4th Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A., Army of Northern Virginia (Voices of the Civil War)
 Paperback: 318 Pages (2005-09-30)
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31. Rivers of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama
by Harvey H. Jackson III
Paperback: 320 Pages (1995-07-30)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Two Rivers History
I learned to swim in the Cahaba River in the 60's, what wonderful childhood memories I have from that river. Dr. Jackson has written an interesting, readable history of the Alabama and Coosa Rivers. However, very little text is given to the Tallapoosa, and even less to the Cahaba. That said, I still enjoyed the book and I agree with the other reviews. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Alabama history.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rivers Alive
This well-written book is a superb rendering of history and southern landscapes.Mr. Jackson synthesizes a vast amount of material in a seamless narrative that flows as strong and unimpeded as Alabama's once wild rivers.The chapters on frontier Alabama are especially good.You come away from this fine work with a keener sense of loss but also with a deeper understanding of this place we call the South, and you want to fight to help save and restore the best of it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic-to-be on Southern History
Dr. Jackson has put together a great all-around volume on four of the major rivers in Alabama.The Alabma River system played a major role in the settlement and development of the territory and the state.This is a highly readable volume that should be in the library of those interested in Alabama history and culture.Perhaps the best volume on Alabama that I have read. ... Read more

32. Stars Fell on Alabama (Library Alabama Classics)
by Carl Carmer
Paperback: 320 Pages (2000-12-18)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Alabama's "Gone With the Wind???"
Reading "Stars Fell on Alabama" brings to mind lines from the opening scenes of "Gone With The Wind," lines that said something like "look for them (these days)no more because they are gone with the wind..." The same could be said of the Alabama described in Carl Carmer's book.

The days of Margaret Mitchell's classic "Gone With the Wind" never really existed, at least not in the romanticized way in which she wrote about them, but the days described in "Stars Fell on Alabama" did happen. They did, unfortunately, exist, but thankfully, for the most part, they, too, are noe"gone with the wind..."

This book is about life, a cross section of real life in the terriblyrural South from about 1921 through 1927.It was not a pretty time or an easy time, and these are not quaint, pretty sketches of life during that time.The innocent, naive and politically correct reader of today might find parts of this book, most of it actually, quite offensive.And rightly so. But these times, these days and these ways, did exist. And they put life in today's Alabama into perspective.

It is clear to a reader living in Alabama that the state has progressed far more in the last 75 years (1930-2005) than it did in the 75 years immediately after the Civil War (1865-1940). That may be true for the country as a whole, but it is especially true for Alabama.Many intellectuals and scholars cite this book as one of the points at which this progress began. As Howell Raines writes in his introduction (added in 1990) this book was one of the first times Alabamians read about themselves as others saw them. It was not a pretty picture, not all bad not all ugly, but for the most part, it was not how Alabamians felt about themselves and not how they wanted their state--and themselves--to be perceived by those outside the state.To be sure, there was some beauty among the thorns, but it was a racist time and the thorns greatly outnumbered the rosebuds.There are no memories of the grand and glorious "Lost Cause" in these pages. Any and everything but.

Speaking of Howell Raines' introduction, it would be far more useful and appropriate as an Afterword or Epilogue. In this book it would be better to put what you have read in perspective than to write about what you are going to read. That's not true for all books, but it is true for this book.

In the hours after finishing "Stars Fell on Alabama," two thoughts come to mind again and again:

--"We may not be where we ought to be, but, thank God and by the grace of God, we aren't where we used to be..."

--And this book was obviously written before football took over the University of Alabama (where Carmer taught for six years) and the state as a whole.Football is never mentionied, either during his time in Tuscaloosa, or in his travels around the state. Not once.In that respect, life in Alabama has certainly changed.But even now, there are racial overtones in the rivalry between Alabama and Auburn.But that is another story for another time.

If you are from Alabama, live in Alabama,or want to learn about the rural South as it was in the twenties and thirties, read the book. You will learn from it and you will enjoy it.Parts of it will make you cringe but it will be a learning experience.And learning is good, even if you don't appreciate and agree with all that you learn or are exposed to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stars Fell On Alabama
To properly understand history, you must be able to accept all aspects of your topic, good, bad, and all shadings in between, as sources of information and for enrichment of your knowledge.History rarely conforms to our personal view of the world, for there are so many factors which are beyond our control. So it is with Stars Fell on Alabama.The South was no friend to anyone but itself, and this book gives the reader, no matter what their background, an honest, sometimes raw, sometimes fantastic, sometimes poignant, picture of what a part of the South was like for everyone, black and white, and that is its value to anyone who read it and especially to anyone who uses it to teach about the South.

2-0 out of 5 stars Fictionalized History
I often wondered why falling stars appeared on Alabama license plates and why Dylan sang about the same. Ultimately I found my way to this book, written by Carl Carmer over 60 years ago. The answer to my original questions are within the book. The forward is perhaps more interesting and revealing, exposing the strength and Achilles heal of Carmer's work. Carmer was writing about the Alabama he experienced at the time he resided there. It is a snapshot of history and was very controversial when originally printed. So, it has some literary and historical value. However, many of the characters and incidents are composed of amalgamated individuals and conglomerated incidents. So, it is more representational like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn than an accurate recounting of actual events. Allegedly, Carmer was trying to mask actual places and people to protect their privacy but it left me questioning the authenticity and veracity of the whole. It took the edge off, making the book much less appealing and leaving me disinterested in places. Is it fiction or non-fiction? Is it exaggerated or not? How much to rely on this thin ice is what the reader will have to consider and that will be a distraction throughout.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ssome interesting things in the book
The author apparently spent six years in Alabama in the late twenties and early thirties.He made various trips around Alabama and relates stories he heard from people.He was at Decatur, Ala., at the time the second Scottsboro trial was about to be held.He relates comments by people he talked to about the trial and the comments are a sad picture into the racism rampant in Alabama in those years.The book uses the n word without any qualms, and tho the author does not appear to approve of the Jim Crow way of life his condemnation is absent.I did not appreciate this dated book, which in 1934 was a best seller.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book of immense influence, still fresh after 65 years
Before Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, Carl Carmer took a train from New York to Alabama to become a college professor, writing of a strange country he visited and returned from, as different as another planet for his known world. He roamed and wrote of the cornwhisky- swilling backwatersof Alabama and the rough-hewn urban centers like Birmingham during the 20s and early 30s -- the time of the Scottsboro boys, the Klux Klan in its first great revival, deep oral and cultural traditions among Alabama African Americans including the title, inspiration for the 30s pop song about a meteor shower more than a century before.. The Civil War veteran turned murderer of U.S. marshals and religious zealot -- lynched to avoid a trial and certain execution -- before Jim Jones and Waco.The great outlaws and train robbers, Rube Burrow and Railroad Bill, one white, the other black and so feared his body was displayed in several cities to prove he was dead. A period piece -- the N word is used-- it also paints a picture of a complex and diverse black community, its cultural and folk roots,its white relationships. Many Alabama natives, including this expatriate, would notknow these tales but for Carmer who returned to New York to write about that state and area for decades more But his Alabama is Sleepy Hollow with a bite like "Two-toed Tom" the 15 foot gator trapped in a pond by stalkers only to find him surfacing in a nearby pond, devouring a 12 year old child, decades before scientists learned of the ancient underwater tunnels of the reptiles. Tom moved on to become a legend in Florida where he's still talked about just as Carmer's retelling of the great tales lives on in Alabama, too oftenwithout his name attached. Sometimes a bizarre mixture of charm and horror, and perhaps a bit of hyperbole, Stars Fell on Alabama is one of those Academic reprints that reminds us the past is never so simple as we might dream and that the man with manners is to be as feared as the trainrobber with a gun ... Read more

33. Gracie's Alabama Volunteers: The History of the Fifty-ninth Alabama Volunteer Regiment
by John Burton
Hardcover: 192 Pages (2003-07-31)
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Using authentic letters, the author describes the regimentis odyssey from its origins as Hilliardis Alabama Legion to its final days as part of the Army of Northern Virginia. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A vivid and strongly recommended Civil War history
Skillfully written by John Michael Burton (a Vietnam Veteran and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans with experience reenacting the Civil War), Gracie's Alabama Volunteers: The History Of The Fifty-Ninth Alabama Volunteer Regiment is a close and detailed study of a Confederate unit which was filled with volunteers ranging in age from sixteen to sixty. Many of the men were illiterate; very few of them owned slaves; and the entire regiment would face harsh conditions and the loss of its dynamic general before the war came to a close. Gracie's Alabama Volunteers is a vivid and strongly recommended Civil War history that brings the experiences, battles and hardships of these Confederate frontline soldiers the welcome attention of a contemporary readership. ... Read more

34. Confederate Military History of Alabama: Alabama During the Civil War, 1861-1865
by Joseph Wheeler
 Paperback: 348 Pages (2003-04)
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Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union on January 11, 1861, and Montgomery became the first capital of the Confederate States when members of the first seven states to secede gathered there to form a new government.The port of Mobile was a haven for blockade runners up to the closing of the port in 1864, and one of the last battles of the war was fought at Fort Blakely on April 9, 1865.In the defense of the Confederacy, Alabama raised sixty-five infantry regiments and battalions, five cavalry regiments, and sixteen artillery batteries.More than thirty-five general officers, including the author of this volume, Joseph Wheeler, came from Alabama.In this volume, General Wheeler recounts the history of Alabama during the Civil War-from the day of the 1861 election to the final surrender.In addition, Wheeler provides summary histories of all the infantry, cavalry, and artillery units raised by the state and which saw service for the Confederacy.A concluding chapter lists all the battles in which Alabama regiments fought, giving the regiments, numbers engaged, and losses.The publishers have created a forty-eight page index, which was lacking in the original volume, making this volume and this series easier to use. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars About This Book...
Trade paperback, 337 pp, index.


- The First Spanish Occupation of Alabama
- French and Spanish Wars
- War of 1812
- Seminole and Florida Wars

Secession and Its Causes
- The Slavery Question
- Alabama's Declaration Prior to the Nomination of Lincoln
- The Charleston Convention
- Hope of Peaceable Secession

The State Convention
- Variance of Opinion on Secession
- Organization of Military Forces
- Campaigns and Battles in Alabama
- Some of Alabama's Distinguished Soldiers

The Alabama Infantry Regiments

The Alabama Cavalry Commands

Batteries Composed of Alabama Troops

Battles in Which Alabama Troops Were Engaged

5-0 out of 5 stars Book
I ordered a book for my husband that he wanted.Price was good and shipping was not to much which really turns me off from ordering anything online.So on the whole it was a good experience. ... Read more

35. Tuscaloosa: Portrait of an Alabama County : An Illustrated History
by G. Ward Hubbs
 Hardcover: 128 Pages (1987-04)
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36. Keener, Alabama, a History Etowah County
by Robbie Lewis & Lewis, W. Aaron Parker
 Hardcover: Pages (1988-01-01)

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37. History of Fayette County, Alabama
by Herbert Newell, Jeanie Newell
 Hardcover: 467 Pages (1960-01-31)
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38. Tracing Your Alabama Past
by Robert Scott Davis
 Hardcover: 176 Pages (2002-11-20)
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Searching for your Alabama ancestors?Looking for historical facts?Dates?Events?This book will lead you to the places where you'llfind answers.

Here are hundreds of direct sources--governmental, archival, agency,online--that will help you access information vital to yourinvestigation.

Tracing Your Alabama Past sets out to identify the means andthe methods for finding information on people, places, subjects, andevents in the long and colorful history of this state known as thecrossroads of Dixie. It takes researchers directly to the sources thatdeliver answers and information.

This comprehensive reference book leads to the wide array of essentialfacts and data--public records, census figures, military statistics,geography, studies of African American and Native Americancommunities, local and biographical history, internet sites, archives,and more.

For the first time Alabama researchers are offered a how-to book thatis not just a bibliography. Such complex sources as Alabama'sbiographical/genealogical materials, federal land records, CivilWar­era resources, and Native American sources are discussed indetail, along with many other topics of interest to researchersseeking information on this diverse Deep South state.

Much of the book focuses on national sources that are coveredelsewhere only in passing, if at all. Other books only touch on onesubject area, but here, for the first time, are directions to the Who,What, When, Where, and Why. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent resource
This is an excellent resource for anybody intending to do genealogical research for Alabama roots. Complete guide to finding resources.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tracing Your Alabama Past
Awesome book with tons of information.
This book lists numerous books, areas of research, where and how to search Alabama records.
This book will save you alot of leg work. Tells how and where to look for Alabama info. A must have if you are a serious Alabama reasearcher.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tracing your Alabama Past
This book is great for the true researcher.
It gives the years in which each County conatins what records which will save a lot of phone calls & trips.
It refers to other wonderful books that one can get to trace something inparticular. It also refers to finding Alabama research in other States which I found most helpful. ... Read more

39. Mobile: The New History of Alabama's First City
Hardcover: 464 Pages (2001-08-29)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$70.44
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Asin: 0817310657
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars great and efficient service
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4-0 out of 5 stars MOBILE
Mobile often gets short shrift because of its proximity to the singular New Orleans, but Mobile is unique and interesting in its own right.This book does a nice job of presenting the beautiful Mobile that which many are familiar.The book has interesting text and the images are crisp and clean.I really was not that familiar with Mobile so I found the book quite enlightening and frankly refreshing.Whether you buy this book because you love Mobile or because you appreciate well executed books, you will not be disappointed. ... Read more

40. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)
by Robin D. G. Kelley
Paperback: 392 Pages (1990-11-16)
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Asin: 0807842885
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Between 1929 and 1941, the Communist Party organized and led a radical, militantly antiracist movement in Alabama—the center of Party activity in the Depression South.Hammer and Hoe documents the efforts of the Alabama Communist Party and its allies to secure racial, economic, and political reforms.Sensitive to the complexities of gender, race, culture and class without compromising the political narrative, Robin Kelley illustrates one of the most unique and least understood radical movements in American history.

The Alabama Communist Party was built from scratch by working people who had no Euro-American radical political tradition.It was composed largely of poor blacks, most of whom were semiliterate and devoutly religious, but it also attracted a handful of whites, including unemployed industrial workers, iconoclastic youth, and renegade liberals.Kelley shows that the cultural identities of these people from Alabama's farms, factories, mines, kitchens, and city streets shaped the development of the Party.The result was a remarkably resilient movement forged in a racist world that had little tolerance for radicals.

In the South race pervaded virtually every aspect of Communist activity.And because the Party's call for voting rights, racial equality, equal wages for women, and land for landless farmers represented a fundamental challenge to the society and economy of the South, it is not surprising that Party organizers faced a constant wave of violence.

Kelley's analysis ranges broadly, examining such topics as the Party's challenge to black middle-class leadership; the social, ideological, and cultural roots of black working-class radicalism; Communist efforts to build alliances with Southern liberals; and the emergence of a left-wing, interracial youth movement.He closes with a discussion of the Alabama Communist Party's demise and its legacy for future civil rights activism. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Grand Old Party
This is a first-rate history of the Communist Party and its fellow-travelers in Alabama during the depression. It describes the Party during the "third period" and the popular front era. While it does not discuss the ulterior motives of the Party in any great detail, it does help to establish the positive role of the Communists inthe prehistory of the civil rights movement. It also gives glimpses of the life in the Party in Alabama including Communist songs sung to the tune of spirituals, and African-American Young Pioneers. In addition, bookdiscusses the courage of the Communists in resisting racism.

The attempt by radicals in the 1930's to change this country for the better has not found its rightful place in popular or high school history. This book helps to remedy that omission.

5-0 out of 5 stars A powerful venture in American history
Kelley has produced a powerful and startling history of the deep south in the 1930s. He tackles a difficult subject both historically and ideologically (the relationship between poor black sharecroppers and the American Communist party). His tireless efforts at writing this book shine out of the pages unquestionably as does his deep, thoughtful intelligence. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in subversive U.S. history or just in a good read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent. HIghly Infoormative and Insightfuul.
This book is great, it undermines the conventional treatments of afro-american history and although it is focused in the south it takes a genuine look at the struggle to free the shackles from Afro-americans andlift the blanket of opressions. ... Read more

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