Alabama history : an annotated bibliography /
compiled by Lynda W. Brown ... [et al.].
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
xxii, 438 p. : map ; 25 cm.
0313282234 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
0313282234 (alk. paper)
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Includes indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-11:
The first comprehensive scholarly bibliography of Alabama since Thomas McDory Owen's A Bibliography of Alabama (1898), this work contains more than 3,300 annotated entries, which largely exclude local histories. It omits hundreds of pre-1930 citations because of the publisher's space considerations. The entries cite journal articles, theses, dissertations, books, and compilations. Separate indexes provide access to both author and subject. Limited entries for topics such as social welfare, medicine, and health point out gaps in the historical record and provide directions for research. Prefaced by a chronology of Alabama history that emphasizes European settlement, the bibliography is arranged by ten major historic periods, prehistory to 1996, with additional sections on general history and historic sites. Recommended for institutions with graduate studies in the humanities, and for historical agencies and professionals. F. R. Levstik; Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives
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"Encyclopedic in scale...[this bibliography] will be invaluable to scholars interested in any aspect of Alabama history or culture." - Wayne Flynt Auburn University
"Alabama History: An Annotated Bibliography is by far the most important work published on Alabama history in the last hundred years. Few if any scholars will try to complete a paper about any subject in Alabama history without consulting this work." - Kenneth R. Johnson Professor Emeritus University of North Alabama
'œThe authors understand the thought patterns and needs of historical professionals. They are to be commended, for example, for grasping the importance of law reviews as source of information....Such comprehensive coverage comes from pooling the talents of the four compilers and makes their work a valuable tool.'' The Alabama Review
'œIt would be impossible to overemphasize the value of the entire series. Every volume in it that this reviewer has seen is excellent. This particular addition is certainly no exception. It is the beginning point for investigation of almost any aspect of Alabama's past.'' ARBA
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Long Description
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.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Alabama Waterways and Major Cities Mapp. xiii
Chronologyp. xv
The Environmentp. 1
Native Americans: Prehistory to the Presentp. 5
Bibliography and Archival Collectionsp. 5
Archaeological and Anthropological Studiesp. 6
General and Miscellaneousp. 11
The Choctawsp. 13
The Creeksp. 14
The Creek Wars of 1813-1814 and 1836-1837p. 19
Biography and Reminiscencep. 22
European Exploration and Colonization, 1540-1813p. 25
Bibliography and Historiographyp. 25
General and Miscellaneousp. 26
The De Soto Expeditionp. 27
French Louisiana, 1702-1763p. 28
British West Florida, 1763-1780p. 32
The American Revolutionp. 35
Spanish West Florida, 1780-1813p. 36
Biographyp. 39
Territorial and Formative Periods, 1798-1830p. 41
General and Miscellaneousp. 41
Educationp. 44
Government and Politicsp. 45
Land: Speculation, Claims, Laws, and Recordsp. 47
Law, Crime, and the Courtsp. 49
Migration and Early Settlementsp. 50
Newspapers and Printingp. 52
Religionp. 52
Townsp. 55
Transportation and Travelp. 56
Travel Diaries and Lettersp. 59
Biography and Reminiscencep. 60
Antebellum Period, 1830-1860p. 65
General and Miscellaneousp. 65
Agriculture and Rural Lifep. 66
Architecturep. 68
Educationp. 69
Fine Art and Folk Artp. 73
Government and Politicsp. 74
Industryp. 82
Law, Crime, and the Courtsp. 83
Literature, Language, and Folklorep. 85
Military Units and Actionsp. 90
Mobilep. 92
Religionp. 93
Science, Medicine, and Healthp. 94
Slavery, Free Negroes, and Other Racial Issuesp. 95
Social Classp. 97
Transportation and Travelp. 99
Travel Accounts, Journals, and Lettersp. 101
Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscencep. 103
Confederate Period, 1861-1865p. 119
Bibliography, Historiography, and Archival Recordsp. 119
General and Miscellaneousp. 120
Diaries, Letters, and Memoirsp. 121
Educationp. 124
Government and Politicsp. 125
Industry (Includes Confederate Arsenals)p. 127
Literaturep. 129
Medicine and Healthp. 129
Military Forcesp. 130
Mobile and the Warp. 157
Montgomery and the Warp. 158
Religionp. 159
Unionismp. 160
Veterans, Memorials, and Military Cemeteriesp. 161
Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscencep. 162
Reconstruction Period, 1865-1874p. 169
Historiographyp. 169
General and Miscellaneousp. 169
Educationp. 171
Emigration and Immigrationp. 172
Freed Slaves and the Freedmen's Bureaup. 173
Government and Politicsp. 175
Industry and Laborp. 179
Newspapers and Other Periodicalsp. 180
Religionp. 181
Violencep. 182
Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscencep. 183
Late Nineteenth Century, 1875-1900p. 187
Historiographyp. 187
Agriculture, Farm Labor, and Rural Lifep. 187
Cities and Townsp. 188
Educationp. 190
Fine Art and Folk Artp. 196
Government and Politicsp. 196
Industry and Laborp. 203
Law and Crimep. 208
Literature, Language, and Folklorep. 209
Medicine and Healthp. 211
Newspapers and Magazinesp. 212
Religionp. 213
Social and Cultural Lifep. 214
Spanish-American Warp. 216
Transportationp. 217
Violencep. 218
Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscencep. 219
Early Twentieth Century, 1901-1945p. 237
Agriculture, Farm Labor, and Rural Lifep. 237
Birmingham and Mobilep. 241
Educationp. 242
Fine Art and Folk Artp. 244
Government and Politicsp. 249
Industry and Laborp. 255
Law, Crime, and the Courtsp. 260
Literature, Language, and Folklorep. 262
Muscle Shoals and the Tennessee Valley Authorityp. 265
Newspapers and Magazinesp. 266
Religionp. 267
Science, Medicine, and Healthp. 268
Segregation and Other Racial Issuesp. 269
Social and Cultural Lifep. 272
World War Ip. 274
World War IIp. 275
Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscencep. 278
Late Twentieth Century, 1946-1996p. 303
Agriculture, Farm Labor, and Rural Lifep. 303
Banking, Business, and Economicsp. 304
Educationp. 305
Fine Art and Folk Artp. 309
Government and Politicsp. 312
Industry and Laborp. 319
The Korean Conflictp. 321
Law, Crime, and the Courtsp. 321
Literature, Language, and Folklorep. 325
Newspapers and Magazinesp. 331
Religionp. 332
Segregation, Race, and the Civil Rights Movementp. 333
Social and Cultural Lifep. 343
Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscencep. 344
General History and Referencep. 355
Archival Collectionsp. 355
Atlases, Almanacs, Handbooks, and Statistical Worksp. 356
Bibliographiesp. 358
Biographical Dictionaries and Collective Biographyp. 361
Histories, Historical Essays, and Anthologiesp. 364
Historical Associations and Historical Collecting, Research, and Writingp. 366
Place Name Dictionaries and Checklistsp. 369
Historic Sitesp. 371
General and Miscellaneousp. 371
Individual Sitesp. 375
Author Indexp. 381
Subject Indexp. 409
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