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Alabama: The Heart of Dixie (World Almanac Library of the States Series)

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This state's motto, "We Dare Defend Our Rights," aptly expresses the audacious Alabamian spirit. Rosa Parks asserted her rights as a U.S. citizen on an Alabama bus, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a historic march from Selma to Montgomery to ensure those rights. From the indomitable Helen Keller to baseball great Hank Aaron, Alabama is home to strong people determined to live in freedom and equality.

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Overview

This state's motto, "We Dare Defend Our Rights," aptly expresses the audacious Alabamian spirit. Rosa Parks asserted her rights as a U.S. citizen on an Alabama bus, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a historic march from Selma to Montgomery to ensure those rights. From the indomitable Helen Keller to baseball great Hank Aaron, Alabama is home to strong people determined to live in freedom and equality.

Presents the history, geography, people, politics and government, economy, social life and customs, state events and attractions, and notable people of Alabama.

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Gr 4-7-Full-color photographs and a variety of maps, charts, and graphs all effectively support these texts. Following an information-filled introduction, "Fast Facts" appear in a chapter called "Almanac." In addition to the information students often request, there are additional nuggets of interest labeled "Biggest, Best, and Most," such as, "Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras celebration to the Western Hemisphere" and "Iowa is home to the nation's shortest and steepest scenic railway." Throughout the books, quotes from natives are interspersed, and a "Notable People" chapter is included. The time lines show national as well as state events. The spread entitled "Festivals and Fun for All" lists state events and attractions with Web sites. Useful, attractive social-studies enhancements.-Alida F. Given, Marietta Johnson School of Organic Learning, Fairhope, AL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Almanac 6
History 8
The People 16
The Land 20
Economy & Commerce 24
Politics & Government 28
Culture & Lifestyle 32
Notable People 38
Time Line 42
State Events & Attractions 44
More About Alabama 46
Index 47
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