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Black Southerners in Confederate Armies: A Collection of Historical Accounts
Florence historian Lee Freeman notes that this book "examines multiple facets of the service of blacks on behalf of the Confederate war effort. The cover is of three Lauderdale County, AL pro-Southern black vets, from l, George W. Seawright, Reuben…
Blacks in Blue and Gray: Afro-American Service in the Civil War
This book discusses the role of African Americans in both the United States Army and the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Temperance and Racism: John Bull, Johnny Reb, and the Good Templars
Florence historian Lee Freeman notes: "Founded in 1851 in Upstate New York, the Independent Order of Good Templars (IOGT) was an international Evangelical Protestant fraternal order open to men and women dedicated to temperance and while the lodge…
The Gray and the Black: The Confederate Debate on Emancipation
This book examines Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne's proposal to arm the slaves and free them after the war and the firestorm of debate which ensued.
The Negro's Civil War: How African-American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union
Florence historian Lee Freman: "A classic study by one of the nation's foremost academic Civil War scholars. 1965, 1993 Vintage Civil War Library. Examines the black experience during the Civil War. "
The Search for the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South
This book examines the Thomas and Rapier families of Florence, Alabama.
This book examines African Americans and the Confederate war effort.
Duty Driven: the Plight of North Alabama's African Americans During the Civil War
This book is an account of some of the African American men from north Alabama who served in the United States Army during the Civil War.
Father of the Blues: An Autobiography
This book is an autobiography of W.C. Handy.
Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues:
Arthur Alexander Story
This book chronicles the life of musician Arthur Alexander, whose 1962 hit song "You Better Move On" helped launched the success of FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.