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Johnston, Kim, HAUNTED SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Charleston: The History Press, 2013). 6x9. Over 35 images. 128 pages.

~~ Shelby County, Alabama, is at the heart of the state. The area is home to Alabama’s forgotten plantations, a deep history of the Creek Indians who died during the Trail of Tears and dark secrets from areas such as Harpersville, Calera, Chelsea, Montevallo and Leeds. From eerie images of Civil War ghosts at Shelby Springs Manor to the downright sinister happenings in the Devil’s Corridor of Chelsea, the scars of the past have left Shelby County a major hot spot of paranormal activity. Author and paranormal researcher Kim Johnston delivers a fascinating collection of haunts and legends from around Shelby County.

$20.00





Reeves, Jacquelyn Procter, HIDDEN HISTORY OF NORTH ALABAMA. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Charleston: The History Press, 2010). 6x9. Over 25 images. 128 pages.

~~ The tranquil waters of the Tennessee River hide a horrible tragedy that took place one steamy July day when co-workers took an excursion aboard the SCItanic. Lawrence County resident Jenny Brooks used the skull of one of her victims to wash her hands, but her forty-year quest for revenge cost more than she bargained for. Granville Garth jumped to his watery grave with a pocketful of secrets—did anyone collect the $10,000 reward for the return of the papers he took with him? Historian Jacquelyn Procter Reeves transports readers deep into the shadows of the past to learn about the secret of George Steele’s will, the truth behind the night the Stars Fell on Alabama and the story of the Lawrence County boys who died in the Goliad Massacre. Learn these secrets—and many more—in Hidden History of North Alabama.

$15.00





[Arp] Parker, David P., ALIAS BILL ARP: Charles Henry Smith and the South's "Goodly Heritage". University of Georgia Press , 1991. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index, 224 pages. "From 1861 to 1903 humorist Charles Henry Smith, writing as Bill Arp, a sly Georgia backwoodsman, was the South's most widely read newspaper columnist." Currently in print at $30. $25.00

$25.00


Ayers, Edward L. And Bradley C. Mittendorf (eds), THE OXFORD BOOK OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH: TESTIMONY, MEMORY, AND FICTION. Oxford University Press., 1997. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. 597 pages.

$30.00



Carrithers, Gale H., Jr. MUMFORD, TATE, EISELEY: WATCHERS IN THE NIGHT. Louisiana State University Press, 1991. NEW. First Edition. Hardcover with DJ. Notes, bibliography, index, 304 pp. An examination of three of the century's most distinctive cultural critics: Lewis Mumford, Allen Tate and Loren Eiseley.

$35.00

[Cash] Escott, Paul D., WJ CASH AND THE MINDS OF THE SOUTH. Louisiana State University Press, 1992., F/F, new, unopened. First Printing. Thirteen essays on WJ Cash. Main topics: "Cash and his World", "*The Mind of the South* Reconsidered", "Southern Studies Since Cash". Photographs, page-end notes, contributors' notes, index, 267 pp. Formerly in print at $37.50, now OUT OF PRINT.

$30.00




Bailey, Lee. SOUTHERN FOOD & PLANTATION HOUSES: FAVORITE NATCHEZ RECIPES. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, 1989., NEW. Hardcover with dust jacket, 9.5x12.5. Profusely illustrated with color plates, glossy paper throughout, index, 176 pp. Recipes from the great old houses of Natchez, Mississippi. OUT OF PRINT.

$25.00







[Davis] Hermann, Janet Sharp, JOSEPH E. DAVIS: Pioneer Patriarch. University Press of Mississippi, 1991. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket, still in shrinkwrap. Index. 196 pages. "At the height of Davis's career, his father died; Davis, the unmarried eldest son, gave up his career to assume responsibility for his family, including his brother, 16-year-old Jefferson Davis, future president of the Confederacy. Hermann relates in chronological sequence the subsequent activities of Joseph Davis, enlightened slaveholder at Hurricane, friend to the slave Ben Montgomery, dedicated husband to his frail wife Eliza, and benefactor to his three illegitimate daughters. The author explains Davis's moderate views on slavery, his struggle to hold the family together during the war, and his legal fightto regain Hurricane during Reconstruction. This book is an important social history that illustrates the trials and tribulations of a contemporary southern family during the war." OUT OF PRINT. $30.00

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