Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #
This model county history chronicles one hundred years in the life of a representative Deep South county.
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.
Both sections of the county developed in step with the surrounding counties. Bibb's foundries were established during the same time and by the same iron masters as Shelby County, and its coal mines in the same decade as Jefferson County. Its farmers planted the same crops and faced the same problems as those in Perry, Autauga, and Tuscaloosa counties. Like Tuscaloosa, Bibb endeavored to promote river transportation for both its industrial and its agricultural products.
This carefully documented history is based on a variety of original sources, from personal letters to government records. It is generously illustrated with early maps and with old pictures of Bibb landmarks, many of which have now vanished.
About the Author:
Rhoda Coleman Ellison is a native of Centreville in Bibb County, and is Professor Emerita of English at Huntingdon College.
Title: Bibb County, Alabama: The First Hundred ...
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Good
Book Description University, AL [Tuscaloosa, AL]: The University of Alabama Press, 1984., 1984. First edition (not stated). xiv, 320 pages. Hardcover: H 24cm x L 15.75cm. Lacks dust jacket. White cloth soiled, dulling and flaking to gilt stamping on front board and spine but lettering still legible. Light soiling to edges. Foxed half-title page has application of white-out correction fluid effectively obscuring three-line inscription which appears to be from author Rhoda C. Ellison; book was probably gifted back to the author as her pencil initials "RCE" are at half-title's top right and the book was acquired directly from her estate. Markings, corrections/emendations (presumably by Miss Ellison) mostly in pencil but a few in ink on pages 18, 28, 46, 48, 50, 71, 101, 125, 159, 169, 172, 173, 177, 182, 183, 273, 290, 293, 307, 308, 310, 316, and 317 and perhaps on a few other leaves missed upon a quick perusal. Light foxing on several initial and rear pages with occasional scattered soiling to interior pages too; faint moisture stain at fore-edge margins of several rear leaves. Binding is firm. A good copy. Dr. Rhoda Coleman Ellison (1904-2005) taught at Montgomery, Alabama's Huntingdon College from 1930 to 1971 chairing the school's English department from 1959 to 1971 and thereafter appointed professor emerita. Ellison authored several Alabama-related books including this authoritative local history on Bibb County which won the 1985 Alabama Library Association Non-Fiction Award and the 1985 biennial Alabama Historical Association's James F. Sulzby, Jr. Book Award for the best book on Alabama history. ISBN 0817301844. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-06981
Book Description The University of Alabama Press, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Bound in light tax cloth with gilt and black lettering and decorations on front cover and spine, clean tight and unmarked FINE condition; apparently issued without dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 020179