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Rowdy Tales From Early Alabama

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Author: John Gorman Barr
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817304770
Size: 80.73 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Book Description: Stories of life in Tuscaloosa and Alabama before the Civil War.


Short Story Index

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Size: 58.95 MB
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Category : Short stories
Languages : en
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Tales Of Old Blount County Alabama

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Author: Robin Sterling
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 130434276X
Size: 32.49 MB
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Category : Blount County (AL)
Languages : en
Pages : 390
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Book Description: Many of the people and events in Blount County history are well documented. Others, not so much. This book of essays is an attempt to revisit some of the well known events of our county's past, add a little more background, and present our history from a Blount County point of view. In addition to illuminating some familiar topics, this book attempts to bring to light people and events who played significant roles in the development of Blount, but were somehow overlooked or skimmed over by the primary reference books-people and events which were the topic of conversation among our ancestors but over time, have been forgotten. These fun to read tales will promote a greater understanding of the history of Blount County.


Bibb County Alabama

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Author: Rhoda C. Ellison
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN:
Size: 34.25 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: The history of Bibb County between 1818 and 1918 is in many ways representative of the experience of central Alabama during that period. Bibb County shares physical characteristics with the areas both to its north and to its south. In its northern section is a mineral district and in its southern valleys fertile farming country; therefore, its citizens have sometimes allied themselves with the hill counties and sometimes with their Black Belt neighbors.


With Fiddle And Well Rosined Bow

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Author: Joyce H. Cauthen
Publisher: University Alabama Press
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Size: 75.76 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Book Description: Relying on extensive archival research and on sixty interviews with fiddlers and their families and friends, Cauthen tells the rich, full story of old-time fiddling in Alabama. Writing of life in the Alabama Territory in the late 1700s, A. J. Pickett, the state's first historian, noted that the country abounded in fiddlers, of high and low degree. After the defeat of the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1813, the number of fiddlers swelled as settlers from the southern states surrounding Alabama claimed the land. The music they played was based on tunes brought from Ireland, Scotland, and England, but in Alabama they developed their own southern accent as their songs became the music of celebration and relaxation for the state's pioneers. Early in the 20th century such music began to be called "old-time fiddling," to distinguish it from the popular music of the day, and the term is still used to distinguish that style from more modern bluegrass and country fiddle styles. In With Fiddle and Well-Rosined Bow, Cauthen focuses on old-time fiddling in Alabama from the settlement of the state through World War II. Cauthen shows the effects of events, inventions, ethnic groups, and individuals upon fiddlers' styles and what they played. Cauthen gives due weight to the "modest masters of fiddle and bow" who were stars only to their families and communities. The fiddlers themselves tell why they play, how they learned without formal instruction and written music, and how they acquired their instruments and repertoires. Cauthen also tells the stories of "brag" fiddlers such as D.Dix Hollis, Y. Z. Hamilton, Charlie Stripling, "Fiddling" Tom Freeman,"Monkey" Brown, and the Johnson Brothers whose reputations spread beyond their communities through commercial recordings and fiddling contests. Described in vivid detail are the old-style square dances, Fourth of July barbeques and other celebrations, and fiddlers' conventions that fiddler shave reigned over throughout the state's history.


Louisiana History

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Category : Louisiana
Languages : en
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The Alabama Review

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Size: 17.76 MB
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Category : Alabama
Languages : en
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Esq

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Size: 35.87 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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National Union Catalog

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Size: 24.70 MB
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Category : Catalogs, Union
Languages : en
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Book Description: Includes entries for maps and atlases.