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Selma : a bicentennial history

Author: Alston Fitts, III
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Selma: A Bicentennial History is a sweeping account of the history of Selma from its founding to the present and is a wellspring of new information about every facet of this storied city, including a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement there and its continuing effects to this day."--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alston Fitts, III
ISBN: 9780817319328 0817319328
OCLC Number: 951465208
Description: xvi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Selma in Pioneer Days: "Moore's Bluff" Strives to Make the Big Time, 1819-1845 --
The Queen City Grows As Storm Clouds Gather, 1844-1861 --
Secession and Civil War: Selma, Arsenal of the Confederacy --
Rebuilding and Reconstruction: Selma Rises from the Ashes, 1865-1880 --
The Queen City Resumes Her Throne: Selma, 1880-1912 --
The Decline of the Cotton Kingdom: Selma, 1912-1939 --
World War II and After: Selma, 1939-1963 --
Selma, Birthplace of Equal Voting Rights: The Queen City in Crisis, 1963-1968 --
The Queen City Recovers Its Poise: Selma, 1968-1988 --
More Bridges to Cross: Selma, 1989-2008 --
Epilogue: What Bridges Lie Ahead?
Responsibility: Alston Fitts III.

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In 1989, Alston Fitts published a brief history of the city of Selma, Alabama, from its founding through the aftermath of the civil rights movement. Selma: A Bicentennial History is a greatly revised  Read more...

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