A thorough, balanced compilation, this book is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography on Alabama since 1898. Four authors provide an interdisciplinary approach representing the fields of history, geography, political science, literature, American studies, and library science. Although political, military, and socioeconomic history are well represented, numerous entries on agriculture, art, education, environment, folklore, law, literature, medicine, newspapers, religion, and travel are also included. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by periods in Alabama history with topical subdivisions under each period. Concise but descriptive annotations supplement the titles to delimit the time, place, and topical focus of the individual entry.