Historical Publications Available for Sale at The McCall Library

Down The Years: Articles on Mobile's History

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Michael Thomason, ed. Down the Years: Articles on Mobile's History. Mobile, Ala., 2000. 308 pp. Paper, $19.95 + $5.00 postage.

Published in 2000, this volume commemorates the tricentennial of Alabama's oldest city by reprinting seventeen of the best articles on Mobile published over the years in the Gulf Coast/South Historical Review. This book of readings begins with precolonial days and extends to World War II. See below for the table of contents for this publication. If you’d like to order one or more copies, please email us at mccalllib@southalabama.edu.

Down the Years Table of Contents

“Archaeology of Old Mobile, 1702-1711,” Gregory A. Waselkov

“Suppressing the Anglo-American Trade at Mobile, 1733-1737,” Michael James Forét

“Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Mobile: The Long Story of Charles R. S. Boyington,” Paul M. Pruitt Jr. and Robert Bond Higgins
“An Ornament to the City: Mobile’s Government Street Presbyterian Church,” John S. Sledge

“James Copeland and Sheriff Pitts: A Gulf Coast Legend,” James Penick

“Incidents on the Blockade of Mobile,” Frank L. Owsley Jr.

“Trails of a Unionist: Gustavus Horton, Military Mayor of Mobile during Reconstruction,” Harriet E. Amos

“No Compromise: The End of Presidential Reconstruction in Mobile, Alabama, January-May 1867,” Joseph E. Brent

“The Beginning of Military Reconstruction in Mobile, Alabama, May-November 1867,” Billy G. Hinton

“An Aesthete at Large: Oscar Wilde in Mobile,” William Warren Rogers and Robert David Ward

“The Politics of Food: Mobile’s Public Markets in the Gilded Age,” George Ewert

“Rudolph Benz: Mobile’s Gilded Age Architect,” John S. Sledge

“Commercial Photography in the Gilded Age in Mobile,” Michael Thomason

“Mardi Gras in Mobile: Excerpts from the 1908 Diary of a Young Visitor,” Senta Jonas

“’Without Conscious Hypocrisy’: Woodrow Wilson’s Mobile Address of 1913,” Gordon E. Harvey

“Riveters, Volunteers, and WACS: Women in Mobile during World War II,” Patricia G. Harrison

“The Mobile Homefront during the Second World War,” Mary Martha Thomas


Gulf South Historical Review

GSHR LogoThe Gulf South Historical Review, formerly the Gulf Coast Historical Review, is no longer in publication. When it was being published, it focused on the history of the coastal region from Florida's Big Bend to Texas. Sponsored by the history department of the University of South Alabama, this publication has ceased. Founded in 1985, the journal brought historical research and writing of the highest caliber to the public and academe. The Review also published a number of the Proceedings of the Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference (now the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference).

An abbreviated table of contents and a subject index to volumes 1 through 21 are available on this website. The entire run of the journal has been digitized and can be accessed through the Tuskegee University Archives.