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Women of the Titanic Disaster

by Sylvia Caldwell & Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic...


A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Historian Julie Williams grew up hearing her great-uncle Albert Caldwell tell his harrowing story of surviving the Titanic disaster. Albert, his wife Sylvia, and their ten-month-old son Alden, are among the...


Eleven Myths About the Tuskegee Airmen

by Daniel Haulman

The members of the 332d Fighter Group and the 99th, 100th, 301st, and 302d Fighter Squadrons during World War II are remembered in part because they were the only African American pilots who served in combat...


Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom

by Louis Hughes

Louis Hughes was born a slave in Virginia and at age 12 was sold away from his mother, whom he never saw again. After a few interim owners, he was sold to a wealthy slaveowner who had a home near Memphis and...


Moonshine Memories

by Thomas Allison

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, Delos Hughes & Ann Pearson

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...


Row Away from the Rocks

by Lisbeth Thom

Orphaned mysteriously and raised by her domineering grandmother in Wisconsin, newly married Carrie Barnes is enjoying a new life in sunny Atlanta when she receives word that Gram is dying of cancer. She puts...


Children Bob Moses Led

by William Heath

Winner of the Hackney Literary Award and selected in 2002 by Time as one of the eleven best novels on the African American experience, The Children Bob Moses Led is a compelling, powerful chronicle of the events...


South, America

by Rod Davis

On an early Sunday morning walk through the empty streets of the Faubourg Marigny downriver of the French Quarter, maverick journalist and Big Easy transplant Jack Prine discovers the body of a well-dressed...


Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century

by Erika DeSimone & Fidel Louis

Slaves in chains, toiling on master's plantation. Beatings, bloodied whips. This is what many of us envision when we think of 19th century African Americans; source materials penned by those who suffered in...


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

by Jeffrey C. Benton

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...


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

by Mike Mahan & Norman McMillan

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...


From Brooklyn to the Olympics: The Hall of Fame Career of Auburn University Track Coach Mel Rosen

by Craig Darch & Harvey Glance

From Brooklyn to the Olympics follows Mel Rosen from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s-'40s to his selection as head coach for United States track and field for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The...


The Chairman: The Rise and Betrayal of Jim Greer

by Peter Golenbock

The Chairman, a Shakespearean tale of friendship and betrayal that rivals that of Hamlet, is the harrowing story of Jim Greer, a man loyal to a fault to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, his benefactor. Greer...


Forever Blue: The Memoirs of a Lanier High School and University of Kentucky Football Coach

by Willie G. Moseley, Bill Moseley & Bart Starr

They still call him "Coach." Bill Moseley closed out his career as a football player and coach almost 60 years ago, but his former players still call him "Coach," because his mentorship has meant that much to...


Watermelon Wine: The Spirit of Country Music

by Frye Gaillard

Originally published in 1978, Watermelon Wine received honest, unsentimental examination of the compassion as well as the passion behind authentic country music. A quarter-century later, the essays in the book...


The Path Was Steep: A Memoir of Appalachian Coal Camps During the Great Depression

by Suzanne Pickett & Norman McMillan

Sue Pickett was a coal miner's daughter who became a coal miner's wife and witnessed and lived through the turbulent years of the Great Depression and the sometimes violent struggles between labor unions and...


Eugene Bullard: World's First Black Fighter Pilot

by Larry Greenly

Pioneering black aviator Eugene Bullard, descended from slaves, became the world's first black fighter pilot, though he was barred from serving the United States because of the color of his skin. Growing up...


Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

by Raymond Arsenault & Orville Vernon Burton

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 Politics of Presidential Appointment: A Memoir of the Culture War

by Sheldon Hackney

Historian and former university president Sheldon Hackney recounts how he became an unwitting combatant in the Culture Wars when his nomination to become President Bill Clinton's chairman of the National Endowment...