Alabama History by Lynda W. Brown; Donald B. Dodd; Alma D. Steading; Lloyd H. Cornett
Call Number: Reference Collection F326 .A43 1998
Publication Date: 1998-01-13
A thorough, balanced compilation, this book is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography on Alabama since 1898. Four authors provide an interdisciplinary approach representing the fields of history, geography, political science, literature, American studies, and library science. Although political, military, and socioeconomic history are well represented, numerous entries on agriculture, art, education, environment, folklore, law, literature, medicine, newspapers, religion, and travel are also included. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by periods in Alabama history with topical subdivisions under each period. Concise but descriptive annotations supplement the titles to delimit the time, place, and topical focus of the individual entry.
Alabama by William Warren Rogers; Robert David Ward; Leah Rawls Atkins; Wayne Flynt
Call Number: F326 .A553 2018 Ask at Circ Desk. 3 Day Reserve
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
A new and up-to-date edition of Alabama's history to celebrate the state's bicentennial. Alabama: The History of a Deep South State, Bicentennial Edition is a comprehensive narrative account of the state from its earliest days to the present. This edition, updated to celebrate the state's bicentennial year, offers a detailed survey of the colorful, dramatic, and often controversial turns in Alabama's evolution. Organized chronologically and divided into three main sections--the first concluding in 1865, the second in 1920, and the third bringing the story to the present--makes clear and interprets the major events that occurred during Alabama's history within the larger context of the South and the nation. Once the home of aboriginal inhabitants, Alabama was claimed and occupied by a number of European nations prior to becoming a permanent part of the United States in 1819. A cotton and slave state for more than half of the nineteenth century, Alabama seceded in 1861 to join the Confederate States of America, and occupied an uneasy and uncertain place in America's post-Civil War landscape. Alabama's role in the twentieth century has been equally tumultuous and dramatic. General readers as well as scholars will welcome this up-to-date and scrupulously researched history of Alabama, which examines such traditional subjects as politics, military history, economics, race, and class. It contains essential accounts devoted to Native Americans, women, and the environment, as well as detailed coverage of health, education, organized labor, civil rights, and the many cultural developments, from literature to sport, that have enriched Alabama's history. The stories of individual leaders, from politicians to creative artists, are also highlighted. A key facet of this landmark historical narrative is the strong emphasis placed on the common everyday people of Alabama, those who have been rightly described as the "bone and sinew" of the state.