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Alabama in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

Author: Flynt, Wayne

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Alabama is a state full of contrasts. On the one hand, it has elected the lowest number of women to the state legislature of any state in the union; yet according to historians it produced two of the ten most important American women of the 20th century--Helen Keller and Rosa Parks. Its people are fanatically devoted to conservative religious values; yet they openly idolize tarnished football programs as the source of their heroes. Citizens who are puzzled by Alabama's maddening resistance to change or its incredibly strong sense of tradition and community will find important clues and new understanding within these pages.
"Wayne Flynt is a marvelous writer and story teller with exceptional powers of discernment and a good-natured ability to interpret fairly and critically. This is quite possibly the single most important book on Alabama history."--Jonathan Bass, author of "Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the Letter from the Birmingham Jail
"Wayne Flynt's insight into the people of Alabama, past and present, is unmatched. Anytime I see his byline on an op-ed piece in a newspaper I read it because I know my own insight will be sharpened. He reminds me of a stern but devoted parent who doesn't hesitate to apply tough love when it's necessary. He is a historian of the first rank, but he's also a regular guy with that most uncommon of traits, namely, common sense. "Alabama in the Twentieth Century will enlighten and reward anyone who reads it and reflects on its message."--Clyde Bolton, author of "Nancy Swimmer, A Story of the Cherokee Nation and retired sports columnist


Publisher Univ of Alabama Pr
Mfg Part# 9780817352660
SKU 202855738
Format Paperback
ISBN10 081735266X
Release Date 10/31/2014
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0602
Publisher University Alabama Press
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