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A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and The Death of Small Town Georgia
Product Code: P522
ISBN: 9780881465525
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
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 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: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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 Proud Athletic History: 100 Years of the Southern Conference
By author: John Iamarino
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H992
ISBN: 9780881467550
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
In the winter of 1921, fifteen prominent colleges and universities met in Atlanta, Georgia, to form a new organization to promote intercollegiate athletics competition. That organization, soon to become known as the Southern Conference, remains a strong and viable member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 100 years later. This is the first definitive history of the SoCon, utilizing many rarely-before-seen photos, researched via official league records and minutes, and filled with features and highlights in an easy-to-read format. There's also a detailed look at the present conference membership, which is a remarkably diverse combination of state and private institutions, as well as two military colleges.

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 White Liberal College President in the Jim Crow South: Guy Herbert Wells and the YWCA at Georgia State College for Women, 1934-1953
By author: Sandra E. Godwin   With: Helen Matthews Lewis
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1006
ISBN: 9780881467901
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Guy Herbert Wells, president of Georgia State College for (white) Women, learned to manage the tension between holding true to his own values, which more closely resembled those of students in the YWCA, while working for a state system that upheld white supremacy. A 1935 YWCA interracial event became the catalyst for his first lesson on how to manage this tension.

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.

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