Starting with the Indian tribes that once occupied north Alabama, historian Leah Rawls Atkins delves into the history of her home county with a native's love and a historian's thoroughness. The Valley and the Hills highlights the many people who have shaped the history of Birmingham and Jefferson County and traces the area's development from a scattered group of farmers to one of the nation's premier industrial cities. The book includes more than 300 photographs, paintings, postcards, advertisements, maps, and lithographs that complement the text and show how the city and country landscape and its people have changed over time.
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Leah Marie Rawls Atkins was born in Birmingham, Alabama and spent her early childhood on the North Highlands where her great-grandfather's antebellum farm was once located. Dr. Atkins has deep roots in north Alabama history: three of her great-great-grandfathers arrived in Jones Valley before Alabama was admitted to the Union.
Dr. Atkins holds the Ph.D. degree in history from Auburn University and taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University and Auburn University. Leah Rawls Atkins is the historian and director emerita of the Auburn University Center for Arts and Humanities. She is the author, co-author and editor of numerous works on Alabama history.
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Book Description University Alabama Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110897814827
Book Description University Alabama Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 897814827