It Happened in Alabama

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This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Cotton State.
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This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Cotton State.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762761135
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 976,397
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

An award-winning journalist, Jackie Sheckler Finch has covered a wide array of topics––from birth to death with all the joy and sorrow in between. She has written for many publications and was named the Mark Twain Travel Writer of the Year by Midwest Travel Writers in 1998, 2001, and 2003. She is also the author of Insiders' Guide to Nashville and Tennessee Off the Baten Path (both Globe Pequot Press). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

America's First Mardi Gras-1703 1

Battle of Horseshoe Bend-1814 5

The Last Slave Ship-1860 10

Free State of Winston-1861 15

Attack on Fort Morgan-1864 20

Helen Keller Meets "The Miracle Worker"-1887 24

George Washington Carver Arrives at Tuskegee Institute-1896 29

Books-A-Million Starts as Homemade Newsstand-1917 34

Monk Begins Building Miniatures-1918 38

Boll Weevil Monument-1919 43

The Poet of Tolstoy Park-1925 49

The Scottsboro Boys-1931 52

Coon Dog Graveyard-1937 57

Tuskegee Airmen-1941 60

Rocket Man Comes to Alabama-1950 66

Hank Williams's Funeral-1953 72

Meteorite Hits Woman-1954 78

Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Bus Seat-1955 82

To Save a Mockingbird-1956 88

Letter from Birmingham Jail-1963 93

Four Girls Die in Birmingham Church Bombing-1963 98

Bloody Sunday-1965 104

Lurleen Wallace Elected Governor-1966 110

Unclaimed Baggage Center-1970 116

Hank Aaron Becomes Home-run King-1974 120

Alabama Facts and Trivia 126

Bibliography 132

Index 137

About the Author 145

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