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  • 1979   Thornton, J. Mills, III. Politics and Power in a Slave Society. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
  • 1981   Mathis, Ray. John Horry Dent. South Carolina Aristocrat on the Alabama Frontier. University of Alabama Press, 1979.
  • 1983   Johnson, Evans C. Oscar W. Underwood: A Political Biography. LSU Press, 1980.
  • 1985   Ellison, Rhoda. Bibb County, Alabama: The First Hundred Years. University of Alabama Press.
  • 1987   Sims, George E. The Little Man's Big Friend: James E. Folsom in Alabama Politics, 1946-1958. University of Alabama Press, 1985
  • 1989   Hamilton, Virginia Van der Veer. Lister Hill: Statesman from the South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.
  • 1991   Flynt, Wayne. Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989.
  • 1993   Thomas, Mary Martha. The New Woman in Alabama: Social Reforms and Suffrage, 1890-1920. University of Alabama Press, 1992.
  • 1995   Rogers, William Warren; Robert David Ward, Leah Rawls Atkins, Wayne Flynt. Alabama, The History of a Deep South State. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994.
  • 1997   Carter, Dan T. The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
  • 1999   Dupre, Daniel S. Transforming the Cotton Frontier: Madison County, Alabama, 1800-1840. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.
  • 2001   Manis, Andrew. A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1999.
  • 2003    Thornton, J. Mills. Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.
  • 2003    Fitzgerald, Michael W. Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, 1860-1890. Baton Rouge: Lousiana University Press, 2003.
  • 2005    Flynt, Wayne. Alabama in the Twentieth Century. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004.
  • 2007    Atkins, Leah Rawls. Developed for the Service of Alabama: The Centennial History of the Alabama Power Company, 1906-2006. Alabama Power Company, 2006.
  • 2009    Diouf, Sylviane A. Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America. New York: The Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • 2011    Reverby, Susan M. Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
  • 2013    Maxwell, Jerry H. The Perfect Lion: The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2011.