A long out-of-print classic, Lower Piedmont Country is set in northeastern Alabama, although the narrative encompasses the region form the Mississippi Delta to the Virginia Tidewater. The book surveys the history, politics, religion, economy (both rural and industrial), and folkways of the hill-country people as the author knew them during the Depression and war years.
About the Author
H.C. Nixon was born in Merrellton, Calhoun County, Alabama, in 1886. A faculty member at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University, Nixon was a contributor to the “Agrarian manifesto,” I’ll Take My Stand, in 1930, and was the author of Forty Acres and Steel Mules (1938) and editor of the Vanderbilt University Press. Lower Piedmont Country was first published in 1946.
Sarah N. Shouse is on the history faculty at Alabama A & M University in Huntsville.