Tag: Alabama

Jazz and the Magic City

Jazz and the Magic City

Burgin Mathews

This is the story of jazz in Birmingham, and of Birmingham in jazz—of how Alabama's "Magic City" helped create some of the nation's most swinging and celestial sounds, and of how that city, in the process, came to create itself.

“Sing It So Loudly”

“Sing It So Loudly”

Julia Cox

Reflecting on her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, folk icon Joan Baez was underwhelmed by the resurgence of protest music. “There needs to be more. It’s terribly important, because that’s what keeps the spirit,” she told Rolling Stone. “Carping and shouting, as much as it gets stuff off your chest in front of 100,000, you really need something uplifting . . . The problem right now is we have no anthem.” Baez’s definition of useful music—something uplifting, preferably an anthem—summarizes her own canon of protest music and history with activist movements.

Masters of What Would Not Be Discussed

Masters of What Would Not Be Discussed

Dawne Shand
Clark and Pritchett: A Comparison of Two Notorious Southern Lawmen

Clark and Pritchett: A Comparison of Two Notorious Southern Lawmen

James Reston Jr.
Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and: Outside Agitator: Jon Daniels and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama (Review)

Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and: Outside Agitator: Jon Daniels and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama (Review)

Steven F. Lawson
Follow the Money

Follow the Money

Natalie Davis
A Nine-Year-Old Boy’s Memories of World War I

A Nine-Year-Old Boy’s Memories of World War I

Floyd Waldrep
Images of Scottsboro

Images of Scottsboro

Lynn Barstis Williams
To the Land I Am Bound: A Journey Into Sacred Harp

To the Land I Am Bound: A Journey Into Sacred Harp

David L. Carlton
American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond by Gregg D. Kimball; and Montgomery in the Good War: Portrait of a Southern City, 1939-1946 by Wesley Phillips Newton (Review)

American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond by Gregg D. Kimball; and Montgomery in the Good War: Portrait of a Southern City, 1939-1946 by Wesley Phillips Newton (Review)

David R. Goldfield