South “Live Oak” Tree

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Baldwin County Alabama Historical Church Documentary

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Old Daphne Methodist Church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Latham United Methodist Church, Swift Presbyterian Church, Montgomery Hill Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Bay Minette, Marlow United Methodist Church, Stockton United Methodist Church, First Church of Christ Scientist, Swedish

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Prehistoric Indians of the Southeast: Archaeology of Alabama and the Middle South

Prehistoric Indians of the Southeast: Archaeology of Alabama and the Middle South

Prehistoric Indians of the Southeast: Archaeology of Alabama and the Middle South

This book deals with the prehistory of the region encompassed by the present state of Alabama and spans a period of some 11,000 years—from 9000 B.C. and the earliest documented appearance of human beings in the area to A.D. 1750, when the early European settlements were well established. Only within the last five decades have remains of these prehistoric peoples been scientifically investigated.

This volume is the product of intensive archaeological investigations in Alabama by scores of amateur and professional researchers. It represents no end product but rather is an initial step in our ongoing study of Alabama’s prehistoric past. The extent of current industrial development and highway construction within Alabama and the damming of more and more rivers and streams underscore the necessity that an unprecedented effort be made to preserve the traces of prehistoric human beings that are destroyed every day by our own progress.

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Alabama, One Big Front Porch #alabamahistory

Alabama One Big Front Porch

First published in 1975 and long out of print, this book is now reissued in a handsome new edition. Alabama is like one big front porch where folks gather on summer nights to tell tales. It’s a sprawling porch stretching from the Tennessee River Valley to the sandy Gulf beaches. In this book, Mrs. Windham takes readers on a tour of the history, people, and places of the “heart of Dixie.” The stories are alike in their unmistakable Southern blend of exaggeration, humor, pathos, folklore, and romanticism with family history woven in.

Alabama, One Big Front Porch

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Using Stanford University’s voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King’s extraordinary life.

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Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project and author of A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., has pieced together an incomplete study of King’s life by supplementing his extant autobiographies (e.g., Stride Toward Freedom and Where Do We Go from Here) with previously unpublished and published writings, interviews and speeches. If King’s rhetorical flourishes and use of the word “negro” sometimes seem outdated, the compilation still offers a concise first-person account of his life from his birth in Atlanta in 1929 to his awakening social consciousness and discovery of the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. History propelled King to center stage in the struggle for black liberation. When Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat in 1955, the “once dormant and quiescent Negro community was now fully awake” and King, along with many others in Montgomery’s black community, organized the bus boycott that would launch King into his leadership role in the civil rights movement. The book offers glimpses of King’s family life as well a view of famous Americans such as Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X and JFK. (In 1960, King did not feel “there was much difference between Kennedy and Nixon.” He writes, “I felt at points that he was so concerned about being President of the United States that he would compromise basic principles.”) But what is most evident throughout Carson’s study is the moral courage that sustained King and allowed him to inspire a largely peaceful mass movement against segregation in the face of bloody reprisals. (Dec.) FYI: In November, Carol Publishing will release Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X, by his nephew Rodnell P. Collins.

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By weaving together an unprecedented amount of material, including Dr. King’s books, articles, essays, personal letters, and unpublished manuscripts, Clayborne Carson (historian, documentarian, and director of the King Papers Project) has crafted an excellent production that represents the unique medium of audiobooks at its very best. With the effective and engaging narration of actor Levar Burton as a foundation, the tapes provide understanding and insight into this important religious and political leader’s powerful convictions. Original music from the civil rights movement, plus rare recordings of Dr. King’s moving speeches and sermons, help create an inspiring portrait of one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century.

Ancient Egypt Unearthed

Ancient Egypt Unearthed

Ancient Egypt Unearthed

For more than three thousand years its wealth and magnificence were unrivaled…and then lost to the desert sands. Now take a marvelous journey down the mighty Nile and back through time as we uncover many of ancient Egypt?s long-lost mysteries. It’s all here – pyramids and temples, pharaohs and mummies – in this fascinating collection that explores one of the greatest cultures the world has ever known.

Disc 1: Egypt Uncovered In five revealing episodes, world-renowned Egyptologists employ the latest technology and modern archaeological findings to breathe life into one of history’s most fascinating cultures. A startling new picture emerges of the civilization that dominated the world for millennia.

Disc 2: Egypt’s Ten Greatest Discoveries Egypt’s preeminent archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, and his team have selected the ten most important discoveries in Egypt. From major battles, to mega-construction, these discoveries reveal the amazing stories of the lives of kings, queens and ordinary people. Secrets of Egypt’s Lost Queen More powerful than Cleopatra or Nefertiti, Hatshepsut was Egypt’s greatest female ruler…and then she disappeared. Dr. Zahi Hawass investigates several mummies, one of which may well be the remains of this powerful queen.

Why Ancient Egypt Fell Once the envy of the ancient world, the mighty civilization of Egypt stood for thousands of years until it underwent a swift decline and eventual fall. Given its wealth, power and rich culture, how could such a magnificent empire collapse so entirely?

Women Pharaohs Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Nefertari and Hatshepsut were icons of beguiling beauty and power who once dominated ancient Egypt. Their command rivaled that of the mightiest male rulers in history. A startling new discovery unveils the secrets of their charms.

Alabama: The History of a Deep South State #alabama #history

Alabama History

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Once the home of aboriginal inhabitants, Alabama was claimed and occupied by European nations, later to become a permanent part of the United States. A cotton and slave state for more than half of the 19th century, Alabama declared its independence and joined another nation, the Confederate States of America, for its more than four-year history. The state assumed an uneasy and uncertain place in the 19th century’s last 35 years. Its role in the 20th century has been tumultuous but painfully predictable. This comprehensive history, written in the last decade of that century, presents, explains, and interprets the major events that occurred during Alabama’s history within the larger context of the South and the nation.
Alabama: The History of a Deep South State is the first completely new comprehensive account of the state since A.B. Moore’s 1935 work. Divided into three main sections, the first concluding in 1865, the second in 1920, and the third bringing the story to the present, the book’s organization is both chronological and topical.
General readers will welcome this modern history of Alabama, which examines such traditional subjects as politics, military events, economics, and broad social movements. Of equal value are sections devoted to race, Indians, women, and the environment, as well as detailed coverage of health, education, organized labor, civil rights, and the many cultural elements—from literature to sport—that have enriched Alabama’s history. The roles of individual leaders, from politicians to creative artists, are discussed. There is as well strong emphasis on the common people, those Alabamians who have been rightly described as the “bone and sinew” of the state.
Each section of the book was written by a scholar who has devoted much of his or her professional life to the study of that period of Alabama’s past, and although the three sections reflect individual style and interpretation, the authors have collaborated closely on overall themes and organization. The result is an objective look at the colorful, often controversial, state’s past. The work relies both on primary sources and such important secondary sources as monographs, articles, and unpublished theses and dissertations to provide fresh insights, new approaches, and new interpretations.

University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum

USA Archaeology Museum

The Archaeology Museum showcases artifacts from the Gulf Coast and covers over 12,000 years of prehistory and history. Artifacts are contextualized using a series of life-size scenic representations depicting archaeologists at work and glimpses into the ways of life of ancient Woodland cultures, mound-building Mississippian peoples, early French settlers, and an African American family after the Civil War.

Admission is Free