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A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and The Death of Small Town Georgia
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H866
ISBN: 9780881464313
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff recounts the rise and fall of Georgia’s rural population as told through the story of Charles Graves Rawlings. His life followed that of cotton-based agriculture after the Civil War and along with it the rise and fall of Georgia’s small towns. From modest beginnings as a liveryman, he acquired nearly 40,000 acres of land, as well as a bank, a railroad, and diverse other businesses. By 1920, he was one of the state’s wealthier men, with a loving wife and family, and powerful political connections. Five years later he was facing a sentence of life in prison for his role in the alleged murder of his first cousin, Gus Tarbutton.

A Light on Peachtree: A History of the Atlanta Woman’s Club
By author: Anne B. Jones   Foreword by: Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter   Photographs by: Aryc W. Mosher
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H838
ISBN: 9780881462753
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
The Atlanta Woman’s Club has steered the development and identity of Atlanta since 1895. Headquartered in the elegant and historic Wimbish House on Peachtree Street, the club symbolizes both a vibrant past and continuing hope for this unique Southern city. Through their affiliation with the Georgia and General Federation of Women’s Clubs, members have helped improve the quality of life in Atlanta, the South, and the world in the fields of politics, human rights, poverty, the arts, education, health, conservation and the understanding of international affairs.

A Natural History of Cumberland Island, Georgia
By author: Carol Ruckdeschel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H932
ISBN: 9780881466096
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Having lived on Cumberland Island for more than forty years, Carol Ruckdeschel’s goal has been to document present conditions of the island’s flora and fauna, establishing a baseline from which to assess future changes. Since the late 1960s, she has witnessed many changes and trends that are often overlooked by those carrying out short-term observations. This compilation of data, along with historic information, presents the most comprehensive picture of the island’s flora, fauna, geology, and ecology to date. This volume will satisfy a general interest in the ecology of Cumberland and other Georgia barrier islands. New information on individual species is presented, contributing to its value as a reference for the Southeast.

A Natural History of Cumberland Island, Georgia
By author: Carol Ruckdeschel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P585
ISBN: 9780881467109
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Having lived on Cumberland Island for more than forty years, Carol Ruckdeschel’s goal has been to document present conditions of the island’s flora and fauna, establishing a baseline from which to assess future changes. This compilation of data, along with historic information, presents the most comprehensive picture of the island’s flora, fauna, geology, and ecology to date.

A Titanic Love Story: Ida and Isidor Straus
By author: June Hall McCash
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H840
ISBN: 9780881462777
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.00
This book traces the life of Isidor and Ida Straus, both German Jewish immigrants who arrived as children in America in the early 1850s. Isidor’s father, Lazarus, was an itinerate peddler in Georgia, but within one generation the family became the wealthy owners of Macy’s Department Store in New York. A Titanic Love Story follows the Strauses’ life from Talbotton, Georgia, where an anti-Semitic incident caused them to move to nearby Columbus. The devastation of Columbus at the end of the Civil War brought the family to New York, where Isidor met and eventually married the young Ida Blun. The Strauses were wealthy Jews within their New York community, and as people committed to the welfare of their family, their city, their country, and those less fortunate than themselves, they dealt with their own grief, illness, and occasional brushes with anti-Semitism. Ironically, their final happy days in the south of France lead to their unexpected sailing on the Titanic.

A Touch of Greatness: A History of Tennessee State University
By author: Bobby L. Lovett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H870
ISBN: 9780881464351
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
A Touch of Greatness: A History of Tennessee State University is the first book covering the narrative history of the institution from 1909 to the present. TSU is one of America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

A. Lincoln, Esquire : A Shrewd, Sophisticated Lawyer in His Time
By author: Allen D. Spiegel
Product Code: H555
ISBN: 9780865547391
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $40.00
After considerable scouring, researchers discovered more than 70,000 documents directly linked to Abraham Lincoln’s twenty-four years as a practicing lawyer. A. Lincoln Esquire: presents unique insight into Lincoln’s legal career in a distinctive book that presents detailed stories about Lincoln’s cases using actual trial document, uses Lincoln’s cases to examine the social and political climate of the time, shows how relationships between Lincoln and his clients changed over time, and is the first book to use the newly discovered Lincoln Legal Papers primary source data.

Abandonment in Dixie: Underdevelopment in the Black Belt
By author: Veronica L. Womack
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P461
ISBN: 9780881464405
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The Black Belt region has been described as America’s Third World. Although this region has been defined historically by eminent scholars such as W.E.B. Dubois, Booker T. Washington, and Arthur Raper, a new twenty-first century definition is needed to address current conditions within the region.

Academy and College : The History of the Woman's College of Furman University
By author: Judith Bainbridge
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H553
ISBN: 9780865547360
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $39.95
The history fo the origin, evolution, and demise of the Greenville Woman's College (1854-1961)-a small, underfunded, Baptist institution in upstate South Carolina traces its beginning from a Female Academy, through its organization by the South Carolina Baptist Convention, its struggle for survival and improvement during the years after the Civil War, to its rising aspirations and drive for accreditation in the 1920's.

Against Us, but for Us : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the State
By author: Michael G. Long
Product Code: H580
ISBN: 9780865547681
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s understanding of the State? In this provocative and challenging work, Michael G. Long addresses this very basic but overlooked aspect of King's thought. In King's vision there are three important elements of his view of the State.

Agrarian Letters : The Correspondence of John Donald Wade and Donald Davidson, 1930-1939
Edited and compiled by: Gerald J. Smith
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H611
ISBN: 9780865548084
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
John Donald Wade of Marshallville, Georgia, and Donald Davidson of Nashville, Tennessee, were lifelong friends and colleagues, dedicated to a common, passionate goal—to further the beauty and ideals of their beloved South. This volume of letters contributes greatly to the growing interest in the Nashville Agrarians in providing for the first time this unique collection of letters.

The Allman Brothers Band Classic Memorabilia, 1969-76
By author: William Perkins, Jack Weston   Introduction by: Galadrielle Allman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P518
ISBN: 9780881465471
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by Duane and Gregg Allman, along with Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and “Jaimoe.” Their musical combination of the elements of rock, blues, jazz, and country was hugely successful and continues to stand the test of time. Filled with more than two hundred captioned images, this new book chronicles Jack Weston’s collection and other items of The Allman Brothers Band memorabilia from 1969–1976. Weston and Perkins discuss in detail the various categories and aspects of band collectibles from that period. The book not only highlights individual collectibles, but also explains where to find them and how to preserve them. Included are band instruments and equipment, t-shirts, apparel and merchandise, autographs, bookkeeping documents, passes, posters, tickets, programs, promotional items, vintage photographs, and more. Galadrielle Allman, daughter of the late Duane Allman, offers an introduction that is both intimate and informative. Fans of classic rock music and The Allman Brothers Band alike will find this book irresistible and prepublication interest from fans has been phenomenal.

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