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Macon Black and White: An Unutterable Separation In The American Century
By author: Andrew M. Manis
Product Code: P306
ISBN: 9780865549586
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
A longitudinal study of race relations in a major southern city, Macon Black and White examines the ways white and black Maconites interacted over the course of the entire twentieth century. Beginning in the 1890s, in what has been called the "nadir of race relations in America," Andrew M. Manis traces the arduous journey toward racial equality in the heart of Central Georgia. The book describes how, despite incremental progress toward that goal, segrega-tionist pressures sought to silence voices for change on both sides of the color line. Providing a snapshot of black-white relations for every decade of the twentieth century, this compellingly written story highlights the ways indigenous develop-ments in Macon combined with other statewide, regional, and national factors to shape the struggle for and against racial equality. Manis shows how both African- Americans and a cadre of white moderates, separately and at timestogether, gradually increased pressure for change in a conservative Georgia city. Showcasing how disfranchisement, lynching, interracial efforts toward the humanization of segregation, the world wars, and the Civil Rights Movement affected the pace of change, Manis describes the eventual rise of a black polit-ical class and the election of Macon's first African-American mayor. The book uses demographic realities as well as the perspectives of black and white Maconites to paint a portrait of contemporary black-white relations in the city. Manis concludes with suggestions on how the city might continue the struggle for racial justice and overcome the "unutterable separation" that still plagues Macon in the early years of a new century. Macon Black and White is a pow-erful story that no one interested in racial change over time can afford to miss.

Mail Fraud: The Laughable Letters of Robert L. Steed
By author: Robert L. Steed
Product Code: H172
ISBN: 9780929264455
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

Memory’s Mist: The View from the Journey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P476
ISBN: 9780881464641
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
MEMEORY"S MIST is a collection of personal essays about life in the South as seen through the eyes of author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories contained hold up a mirror upon which the shared traits and experiences of life can be seen. Some of the experiences shared are humorous, some are sad, some are dramatic, and some are life affirming. Through them all runs a ribbon of hope and optimism. As Cooper reflects back on his past, the vision has been somewhat dimmed by the mist of memory but—with the help of family and friends—he is able to part the mist and have a clear view of the past which in many ways signals the future. As with his other books Cooper finds life full of surprises and simple joys amid the tumultuous and uncertain lives we all live.

Mercer’s Moment: Mercer Beats Duke!
By author: Daniel Shirley   Foreword by: Jeremy Timmerman
Product Code: P588
ISBN: 9780881467178
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
For years, the Mercer University men's basketball team had been building toward the NCAA Tournament only to come up short in agonizing fashion several times. But the Bears finally got over the hump to reach the tournament and take part in March Madness in 2014, and in doing so, they put their previous close calls behind them. When Mercer did get to college basketball's biggest stage, one of basketball's proudest programs--Duke--was standing in their way. Plenty of attention was on the matchup because it was DUKE and everything that comes with facing the Blue Devils. The Bears, however, were up to the task. Ready for their moment, they came through with one of the NCAA Tournament's biggest upsets, which changed their program and the university forever.

Militiamen, Rangers And Redcoats : The Military In Georgia, 1754-1776
By author: James M. Johnson
Product Code: P274
ISBN: 9780865549104
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
With this examination of the military establishment in colonial Georgia, Johnson fills the largest single gap in the record of the pre-Revolutionary armed forces on the southern frontier. But Militiamen, Rangers, and Redcoats does more. It makes a major contribution to the perennial debate over the military capacity of the citizen-soldier—an issue of special pertinence for the 1990s.

Money, Power and Sex: A Self-Help Guide for All Ages
By author: Robert L. Steed
Product Code: H173
ISBN: 9780865541849
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

More Cotton, Cornbread, and Conversations : 50 New Adventures in Central Georgia
By author: Suzanne Lawler
Product Code: P362
ISBN: 9780881460490
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $16.00
This second collection of stories and adventures by local television personality Suzanne Lawler has been gathered from glimpses of billboards, travels on many roads, conversations with friends, and encounters with some of the most interesting individuals and places in Central Georgia.

More Than Precious Memories : The Rhetoric Of Southern Gospel Music
By author: Michael P. Graves   Edited by: David Fillingim
Product Code: P303
ISBN: 9780865549555
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
More than Precious Memories is a collection of essays offering scholarly analysis and interpretation of Southern Gospel music. Other issues touched on include the Gaither Homecoming songbooks, theodicy, identity construction, Thomas A. Dorsey, postmodernity, and the Internet.

Murder Along the Cape Fear : A North Carolina Town in the Twentieth Century
By author: David T. Morgan
Product Code: H692
ISBN: 9780865549661
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Murder Along the Cape Fear is the story of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, during the twentieth century. Engagingly told, this book is a wonderful blend of history, lore, and murder.

Murder in the State Capitol: The Biography of Lt. Col. Robert Augustus Alston (1832-1879)
By author: Pamela Chase Hain
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H865
ISBN: 9780881464306
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Follow the transformation of Robert Augustus Alston from a nineteenth-century slave owner and white supremacist to crusader for reform in the treatment of mostly black convicts in post-war Georgia. In his own words, Alston went to war to defend his ownership of slaves. During the Civil War, Alston served under General John Hunt Morgan initially as his adjutant and later in command of a brigade. In 1864, his strong sense of honor caused him to become disillusioned by the robberies and depredations of Morgan’s troops and he reported Morgan to authorities for not investigating them.

Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole….and Other Stories
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H822
ISBN: 9780881462333
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Taking the title from his dad’s sage advice, Grisamore’s seventh book, Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole, pays tribute to everything from fatherhood to everyday heroes, as well as good sports and Good Samaritans in a collection of more than 100 newspaper columns and essays. Grisamore takes the reader from the smallest church in America to an oldfashioned country store to the nursing home where a munchkin from the Wizard of Oz now lives and the Mississippi town where Elvis was born. He also shares his thoughts about his personal journey and the delights of the writing life.

No Saints, No Saviors: My Years With The Allman Brothers Band
By author: William Perkins
Product Code: H688
ISBN: 9780865549678
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Willie Perkins left the staid, conservative world of commercial bank auditing to jump headlong into the burgeoning beginnings of The Allman Brothers Band and follows their meteoric and sometimes tragic rise, fall, and revival. Perkins’s interest in the business of music and his association with an interesting pair of friends led him to the opportunity to work with the Allmans at the earliest stage of their career. For the first time we learn from a true insider what it was like to live the nomadic life on the road with the Allman brothers.

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