Clarke County Historical Museum

P.O. Box 388
116 W. Cobb Street
Grove Hill, AL  36451
251-275-2014 Bookstore
251-275-8684 Office
museum@clarkemuseum.com

Operating Hours
Museum and Bookstore:
Monday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Office: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Clarke County Historical Society is a private non-profit organization founded in 1972.

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Cracker Culture

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$24.00

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(paperback) Cracker Culture is a provocative study of social life in the Old South that probes the origin of cultural differences between the South and the North throughout American history. Among Scotch-Irish settlers the term “Cracker” initially designated a person who boasted, but in American usage the word has come to designate poor whites. McWhiney uses the term to define culture rather than to signify an economic condition. Although all poor whites were Crackers, not all Crackers were poor whites; both, however, were Southerners

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Dead Towns of Alabama

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$19.95

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(paperback) Dead Towns of Alabama is not merely a series of obituaries for dead towns. Instead, it brings back to life 83 Indian towns, 77 fort sites, and 112 colonial, territorial, and state towns. W. Stuart Harris conjures up a wealth of fascinating images from Alabama's rich and colorful past--images of life as the Indians lived it, of colonial life in the wilderness, of Spanish explorers and French exiles, of danger and romance, of riverboats and railroads, of plantations and gold mines, of stagecoaches and ferries. Overall, it presents a thoroughly absorbing panorama of Alabama's early history.

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Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghosts

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$19.95

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(paperback) Both enlightening and entertaining, The Face in the Window is the first scholarly collection of ghostlore from throughout the state of Alabama. Alan Brown has traveled the state collecting stories and photographs illustrating the places that gave rise to the eerie tales. Brown re-creates the experience of actually hearing the tales by reproducing here each story exactly as it was told. In addition, he includes an analysis of the folk motifs and themes that run through the ghostlore commonly found in Alabama and examines their contribution to folk traditions.

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Federal Road through Georgia, the Creek Nation, and Alabama

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$19.95

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(paperback) The Federal Road was a major influence in settlement of the Mississippi Territory during the period between the Louisiana Purchase and removal of the Creek Indians.

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Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State

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$27.50

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(paperback)  Harvey Jackson III, an Alabamian by birth, taught in Florida and Georgia before returning to Jacksonville State University where he's currently Professor and Chair of the History and Foreign Languages. Like many people who've left a state, he found himself having to explain the politics, culture, and folklore to clarify Alabama's history to his students and colleagues. Inside Alabama is a "subjective approach" to the state's history. Jackson deliberately, determinedly, and unapologetically took a conversational style while writing "a personal history of my state."

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Lost World in Alabama Rocks

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$34.00

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Reminiscences of George S. Gaines

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$22.00

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The Reminiscences cover the years 1805 to 1843, during which time Gaines served as assistant factor and then factor of the Choctaw trading house (1805-18), cashier of Tombeckbee Bank in St. Stephens (1818-22), a merchant in Demopolis (1822-32), and finally a banker and merchant in Mobile (1832-43).

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Rowdy Tales From Early Alabama by John Gorman Barr

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$17.95

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(Paperback) The rollicking tales of Old Southwestern humor were a distinctive contribution to American folk culture provided by the frontiersmen of the South and Southwest, a tradition brought to its highest form in the work of Mark Twain. Among the precursors of Twain was John Gorman Barr of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Like Twain, Barr grew up in a river town, worked in a printing office, and traveled widely; and again like Twain, Barr drew upon the people and places of his home region as the primary sources for his tales.

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Stars Fell on Alabama

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$24.95

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(paperback) Stars Fell on Alabama can be described as a book of folkways—not journalism, or history, or a novel. At times it is impressionistic; at other times it conveys deep insights into the character of Alabama. Carmer visited every region of the state, always accompanied by someone intimately familiar with the locality. The mosaic that emerges from the pages of his book portrays Alabama’s human landscape in all its variety, and it is a work essential to an understanding of Alabama and its culture.

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Where The Wild Animals Is Plentiful

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$27.50

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May's diary of these trips from December 1912 to March 1914 describes the routine of the fur trade and provides a vivid portrait of wilderness travel and social customs. Through May's eyes, readers can experience the sights and sounds of pine forests and swamps, the difficulty of wading through waist-deep mud, and the neighborliness of the people living in this isolated area. May also shares both the solace of religious faith and her love of laughter as reflected in the jokes she records.

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