Selma: A Bicentennial History

Selma: A Bicentennial History

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In 1989, Alston Fitts published a short 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 and expanded version of Fitts’s history of the city, replete with an abundance of fresh, never-before-published illustrations, which further develops a number of important events, corrects critical errors, and, most importantly, incorporates several new stories and materials that document Selma’s establishment, expansion, and development.
Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and nonpartisan, Fitts’s pleasantly available history addresses every major issue, motion, and trend in the city’s settlement in 1815 to the end of the twentieth century. Its commerce, institutions, governance, in addition to its evolving racial, religious, and class makeup are treated with depth and candor. Selma’s transformative role within the country and the country is fully explored, and most noteworthy is a nuanced and complicated discussion of race relations from the increase of the civil rights era to modern times.
Historians, scholars, and Alabamians will find great use for this upgraded and fully developed exploration of Selma’s rich, complex, and important history.

Price: $35.95

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