By Harvey H. Jackson
This e-book tells Alabama's historical past in a conversational type with an unapolo-getically subjective procedure. obtainable to basic readers and scholars alike, it recounts the heritage and politics of a nation identified for its colourful prior, advised through one of many state's so much famous historians and educators, whose relatives got here to the territory prior to statehood. a local and resident Alabamian, Harvey Jackson has spent an entire life gaining knowledge of and attempting to comprehend his nation. Expressing deep love for its humans and tradition, he's no much less serious of its shortcomings.
Inside Alabama, because the identify implies, provides Jackson's insider's point of view at the occasions and prerequisites that formed modern day Alabama. With humor and candor, he explores the state's cultural, political, and financial improvement from prehistoric occasions to the dawning of the recent millennium. Mound-builders, Hernando de Soto, William Bartram, purple Sticks, Andy Jackson, Bourbon Democrats, suffragettes, New purchasers, Hugo Black, Martin Luther King Jr., George Wallace, Rosa Parks all play colourful components during this renowned heritage. via concentrating on nation politics because the such a lot available and tangible expression of those shaping forces, Jackson organizes the fourteen chapters chronologically, artfully explaining why the previous is so vital today.
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Losing the young was losing the future, and the deaths of so many children must have demoralized survivors. Losing the old was no less devastating. In an oral culture such as this, the old were the repositories of knowledge; they were the documents, the history, the law, the religion, and they explained why things were as they were or why they should be otherwise. To lose one of them before that knowledge was passed along was like losing a library, and there was no way to replace it. Nor was there much incentive to do so.
When disease strikes, it strikes hardest at the weakest—the old and young—and so it was with the Indians. Losing the young was losing the future, and the deaths of so many children must have demoralized survivors. Losing the old was no less devastating. In an oral culture such as this, the old were the repositories of knowledge; they were the documents, the history, the law, the religion, and they explained why things were as they were or why they should be otherwise. To lose one of them before that knowledge was passed along was like losing a library, and there was no way to replace it.
Most Americans took to their heels. In what was described as “a disgraceful rout,” Caller escaped wearing only “his shirt and drawers”—we can only wonder what happened to the rest of his attire. It was a humiliating defeat, and for years afterward no American would admit ever being at Burnt Corn. As news of the battle spread, settlers began making their way to neighborhood forts. By mid-August Mims’s stockade was crammed with more than three hundred refugees, and smaller outposts were just as crowded.