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Seeing Historic Alabama, Seeing Historic Alabama, 0817307907, 0-8173-0790-7, 978-0-8173-0790-5, 9780817307905,

Seeing Historic Alabama
Fifteen Guided Tours
by Virginia Van Der Veer Hamilton, Jacqueline A. Matte

Quality Paper
1996. 256 pp.
Price:  $24.95 s

Useful. That word describes this book. Don't drive anywhere in this state without taking along this useful, handy guide. Originally published in 1982, Professor Hamilton's much acclaimed Seeing Historic Alabama: Fifteen Guided Tours was enthusiastically received around the state. Reviewers throughout Alabama praised her work, her artist's eye for landscape and architecture, as well as her "historian's devotion to fact and motorist's appreciation for specific directions." This praise extended beyond the state lines to publications in the greater Southeast, which recommend the volume to readers planning travel to or through Alabama. Hamilton and Matte's thoroughly revised and updated edition of Seeing Historic Alabama introduces readers to the history of Alabama by way of visits to the buildings and sites where historic events took place, from prehistoric time to the present. Its aim is to appeal to a wide range of readers and travelers--natives and residents of Alabama, students of all ages, newcomers to the state, and tourists. This guide offers tours arranged in geographical segments that can be taken in a few hours, in a day trip, or over the course of several days. A handy guide to keep at ready in the glove compartment for easy reference wherever you travel.

"The intrepid traveler will see the real Alabama in all its richness and variety. Hamilton has provided a great service to the state."
The Alabama Review

"A mile-by-mile guide to fifteen historic areas of Alabama. The descriptions include well-known and obscure historic sites. Pictures, maps, and suggestions for background reading complete this volume that can turn every tourist into his own guide."
Georgia Historical Quarterly

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