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Alabama in the Twentieth Century

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The vast range and complexity of Alabama's triumphs and low points in a defining century. Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor of History at Auburn University and author or coauthor of 11 books, including Alabama Baptists: Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie, Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites, Alabama: The History of a Deep South State, and Taking Chri ...more
Paperback, 642 pages
Published July 18th 2006 by University Alabama Press (first published October 10th 2004)
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trav
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Flynt does it again. This guys ceases to amaze. Needless to say the size of this book is pretty daunting. And southern history does not always make for good reading. In my experience, most southern history drowns in its own nostalgia or is just too dry.

But Flynt delivers here in a journalistic style that keeps it moving.

He does a good job of showing cause and effect relationships/events. It's one of those books you wish you could memorize all of the facts.

If you want to know what really makes
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Tammy Brown
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this book because a high school history teacher quoted this book in his inspirational speech at graduation last May. I taught 4th grade for 8 years and loved teaching Alabama history. This book was eye opening and inspirational to a woman who has lived in Alabama her entire life.
Lindsay
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent book on all aspects of the history of the Great State of Alabama. This was written by a former professor of mine at Auburn University.
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Recommended to Wendolyn by: Nelle Harper and Alice Lee
Mentioned in The Mockingbird Next Door
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Shirley
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good introduction to the state history.
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Jun 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Using the 1901 state constitution as its framing, this history is loaded with facts.
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James Wayne Flynt is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University. He has won numerous teaching awards and been a Distinguished University Professor for many years. His research focuses on Southern culture, Alabama politics, Southern religion, education reform, and poverty. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Online Encyclopedia of Alabama.