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Journey on the James: Three Weeks through the Heart of Virginia

by Earl Swift University of Virginia Press (December 19, 2014)

From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than any other feature of the American...


The Tangierman's Lament: and Other Tales of Virginia

by Earl Swift University of Virginia Press (December 19, 2014)

Go where the story is--that's one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even spelunked--a singular path through...


Discovering the Civil War in Florida: A Reader and Guide

by Paul Taylor Pineapple Press (October 01, 2012)

A chronicle of Civil War activity in Florida, both land and sea maneuvers. For each engagement the author includes excerpts from official government reports by officers on both sides of the battle lines. Also...


Florida's Great Ocean Railway

by Dan Gallagher Pineapple Press (October 01, 2014)

The building of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway extension over water to Key West from 1905 to 1916 was s triumph of engineering and logistics. The Keys were remote and with little means of communication....


Paynes Prairie: The Great Savanna: A History and Guide

by Lars Andersen Pineapple Press (October 01, 2014)

This new paperback edition of Paynes Prairie still offers the sweeping history of the shallow-bowl basin in the middle of Florida, just south of Gainesville, but now adds a guide to outdoor activities that can...


Moonshine Memories

by Thomas Allison NewSouth Classics (August 01, 2007)

For 25 years, Tom Allison was a revenuer, a federal agent charged with enforcement of the nation's laws on taxation of liquor. His territory was the hills, hollows and deep woods of Alabama, and his quarry was...


Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2012)

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


Through Others' Eyes: Published Accounts of Antebellum Montgomery, Alabama

by Jeffrey C. Benton NewSouth Books (September 17, 2014)

Through Others' Eyes includes descriptions of traveling to and from Montgomery, but it focuses on the travelers' descriptions of Montgomery itself. The published accounts included in the book were written between...


The Language of Silence

by Peggy Webb Gallery Books (September 09, 2014)

Following in the footsteps of her tiger-taming grandmother, a woman flees her abusive husband to join the circus in this masterful, heartfelt work of women's fiction.

Peggy Webb won raves for her debut novel,...


A Short History of Reconstruction

by Eric Foner Harper Perennial Modern Classics (January 06, 2015)

From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern...


The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper

by Vicki Mayer, S. L. Alexander, Alfred Lawrence Lorenz & Frank D. Durham et al. Lexington Books (July 17, 2014)

This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence (“Digital First”). It is...


No Hill Too High for a Stepper: Memories of Montevallo, Alabama

by Mike Mahan NewSouth Books

Born during the Great Depression, Mike Mahan was in many ways a very lucky boy. His parents, a barber and a beautician, owned their own shop and home, always providing ample food, clothing, and warmth. No Hill...


When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus

by Alan Cross NewSouth Classics (February 24, 2014)

When Heaven and Earth Collide is an investigation into what went wrong in the American South in regard to race and religion-and how things can be and are being made right. Why, in a land filled with Christian...


State Facts for Fun! Florida

by Wyatt Michaels Denise Lorenz (November 19, 2012)

State Facts for Fun! Florida is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within this book; while parents will love that their...


Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia

by Lynn Rainville University of Virginia Press (February 12, 2014)

In Hidden History, Lynn Rainville travels through the forgotten African American cemeteries of central Virginia to recover information crucial to the stories of the black families who lived and worked there...


Turn Away Thy Son

by Elizabeth Jacoway Free Press (January 09, 2007)

In September 1957, the nation was transfixed by nine black students attempting to integrate Central High School in Little Rock in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. Governor...


Singing From the Gallows: The Story of "Bad Tom" Smith

by Wayne Combs Compass Flower Press (November 19, 2013)

Hazard, Kentucky is the setting for this historical story enhanced with some fiction, amazingly well told by author Wayne Combs, the great grandson of Bad Tom Smith. "Bad Tom" Smith was a notorious and murderous...


Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town

by Jack Shuler University of South Carolina Press (November 18, 2013)

A fresh perspective on the Orangeburg Massacre and its legacy


The American South: A History

by William J. Cooper Jr. & Thomas E. Terrill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2008)

In The American South, Cooper and Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United States. Each volume includes a substantial biographical...


Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

by Raymond Arsenault NewSouth Books (October 23, 2013)

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney brings together essays by some of the nation's most distinguished Southern historians. Each contributor has a personal as well as professional connection to Sheldon...


The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia

by Brent Tarter University of Virginia Press (October 17, 2013)

From the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and into...


Emigration to Liberia: From the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903

by Matthew McDaniel NewSouth Classics (August 01, 2013)

Between 1853 and 1903, some 500 African Americans left the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama to start new lives in the West African Republic of Liberia. Most of the emigrants departed for Liberia during...


A Massacre in Memphis

by Stephen V. Ash Hill and Wang (October 14, 2013)

An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history

In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence...


Grassroots Medicine: The Story of America's Free Health Clinics

by Gregory L. Weiss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 30, 2006)

Grass Roots Medicine describes the emergence of free health clinics in the late 1960s and early 1970s and examines the important transformations that have occurred since the mid-1980s. The book is based on more...


Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement

by Mark Ellis Indiana University Press (October 16, 2013)

Founded by white males, the interracial cooperation movement flourished in the American South in the years before the New Deal. The movement sought local dialogue between the races, improvement of education,...


Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

by Jim Dann, Tracy Sugarman & John Harris Baraka Books (August 30, 2013)

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi,...


Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's Last Quarter

by Randy Roberts & Ed Krzemienski Twelve (August 20, 2013)

The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed football into a truly national pastime....


The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact

by Arlam Carr NewSouth Books (August 01, 2011)

This concise guidebook gives a brief overview of the 1961 Freedom Rides, a crucial moment in American history in which an interracial group traveled across the South to protest segregated transportation. The...


Rogue State: The Unconstitutional Process of Establishing West Virginia Statehood

by Richard H. Owens UPA (June 20, 2013)

This book explains how West Virginia entered—and remains—in the Union under unconstitutional circumstances. Though the U.S. government pledged to prevent the secession of eleven states from the Union, they...


The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders: On the Old Southwest Frontier, 1716-1815

by Amos Wright NewSouth Books (March 01, 2007)

In this volume, Amos J. Wright Jr. compiles and presents the source materials relating to the lives and careers of Laughlin McGillivray and Alexander McGillivray. The volume represents tweny years of meticulous...


Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America

by Rex Bowman & Carlos Santos University of Virginia Press (July 30, 2013)

Thomas Jefferson had a radical dream for higher education. Designed to become the first modern public university, the University of Virginia was envisioned as a liberal campus with no religious affiliation,...


The Great Deluge

by Douglas Brinkley HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On...


The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story

by Dean King Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2013)

"Marvelous....THE FEUD is popular history as it ought to be written." ---Wall Street Journal

Nearly every American has heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The violent feud between these two families has become...


Almost Hollywood: The Forgotten Story of Jacksonville, Florida

by Blair Miller Hamilton Books (March 05, 2013)

Blair Miller tells the story of the motion picture industry as it developed in Jacksonville after the turn of the twentieth century. Almost Hollywood reveals the meteoric rise and fall of Jacksonville in early...


They Had No Voice: My Fight for Alabama's Forgotten Children

by Denny Abbott NewSouth Books (March 06, 2013)

Denny Abbott first encountered the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children at Mt. Meigs as a twenty-one-year-old probation officer for the Montgomery County Family Court. He would became so concerned about...


Seasons of War

by Daniel E. Sutherland Free Press (March 05, 2013)

The story of Culpeper County, Virginia, is a unique one in Civil War history. Nestled in one of the South's most strategically important locations, it was occupied by the Northern army, recaptured by the Confederacy,...


The Human Tradition in the New South

by James C. Klotter, John Ed Pearce, Cita Cook & encer Spencer Davis et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 21, 2005)

In The Human Tradition in the New South, historian James C. Klotter brings together twelve biographical essays that explore the region's political, economic, and social development since the Civil War. Like...


Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond, A Memoir by Mary Buford Hitz

by Mary Buford Hitz & Anne Firor Scott University of Virginia Press (October 23, 2012)

Some cities, through hardship or glory or a combination of both, produce extraordinary women. Richmond in the early twentieth century, dominated by its prominent families and still haunted by the ghosts of its...


The New South Creed: A Study in Southern Mythmaking

by Paul M. Gaston NewSouth Books (June 01, 2011)

First published in 1970, The New South Creed has lost none of its usefulness to anyone examining the dream of a new South -- prosperous, powerful, racially harmonious -- that developed in the three decades after...


Everglades City

by Maureen Sullivan-Hartung Arcadia Publishing (October 26, 2020)

Today's Everglades City was originally called "Everglade" when it was but a vast formidable wilderness. Following county namesake Barron Gift Collier's arrival and subsequent establishment of both the county...


Village of North Palm Beach

by Rosa Sophia & Mayor Darryl Aubrey The History Press (October 19, 2020)

While North Palm Beach itself is relatively young--just about retirement age--the history of this area is as broad as the horizon. Long before this village was founded in 1956, the Jeaga tribe lived and thrived...


A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee

by James A. Hoobler The History Press (February 01, 2008)

Get ready to experience the Music City with this guide of one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the Southeast.

Whether you're a local or a tourist, this guide will come in handy. Enjoy 11...


Churchill Downs

by Kimberly Gatto The History Press (March 19, 2010)

In the bustling city streets of late 18th century Louisville began a tradition of thoroughbred racing that has transcended centuries.

Follow author Kimberly Gatto as she chronicles the history of the world's...


Ghosts of Alexandria

by Michael Lee Pope The History Press (August 27, 2010)

A hair-raising ride through Alexandria's greatest ghostly past. A must-read for fans of the supernatural and Virginia history!

The ghost of a Revolutionary War spy that fosters a centuries-old grudge against...


Hidden History of the Grand Strand

by Rick Simmons The History Press (July 25, 2010)

Join author Dr. Rick Simmons as he recalls the hidden history and legends of The Grand Strand in South Carolina.

Though today South Carolina's Grand Strand is known primarily for tourism, Hidden History of the...


Reimagining Greenville

by John Boyanoski & Knox White The History Press (December 04, 2017)

Greenville: The well-kept gem of South Carolina.

Visitors from everywhere have hailed downtown Greenville as one of the best in America. From its tree-lined Main Street to its bustling riverfront, the city inspired...


Lost Towns of North Georgia

by Lisa M. Russell & Raymond Atkins The History Press (October 17, 2016)

When the bustle of a city slows, towns dissolve into abandoned buildings or return to woods and crumble into the North Georgia clay. In 1832, Auraria was one of the sites of the original American gold rush.

The...


Hidden History of Chattanooga

by Alexandra Walker Clark The History Press (September 01, 2008)

A fascinating behind the scenes look into the unique history and culture of Chattanooga.

The enigmatic hills and woodlands of the Chattanooga area are a sanctuary of history, and the hometown of author Alexandra...


The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend

by John Edward Fletcher PhD & Edith Marie Ferguson Carter The History Press (May 07, 2013)

In the wake of a love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster.

At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site...


A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier: Phebe Tucker Cunningham

by Robert Thompson The History Press (March 12, 2013)

Author Robert Thompson recounts the harrowing story of Phebe Tucker Cunningham, from her marriage at Prickett's Fort to her return to the shores of the Monongahela.

Life on the West Virginia frontier was a daily...