Standard Resources for Teaching Alabama History
Brown, Lynda W., Donald B. Dodd, Lloyd H. Cornett Jr., and Alma D. Steading. Alabama History: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Griffith, Lucille. Alabama: A Documentary History to 1900. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1968; revised 1972.
- A recent bibliography of books, dissertations, and articles arranged by time period and subject.
Hamilton, Virginia Van der Veer. Alabama: A Bicentennial History. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1977.
- An excellent compilation of original primary source documents from the colonial period through the nineteenth century.
__________ and Jacqueline A. Matte. Seeing Historic Alabama: Fifteen Guided Tours. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1982; revised 1996.
- A very good, readable history written as part of the State Bicentennial Series.
Rogers, William Warren, Robert David Ward, Leah Rawls Atkins, and Wayne Flynt. Alabama: The History of a Deep South State. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994.
- A comprehensive guide to historic sites, battlefields, museums, Indian and pioneer settlements, Civil War sites, covered bridges, and festivals. Includes maps, illustrations, and commentary.
Wiggins, Sarah Woolfolk, compiler. From Civil War to Civil Rights: Alabama 1860-1960. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1987.
- The standard modern history of Alabama. A must-have for every school.
Alabama Heritage (205-348-7467)
The Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History (published by the University of Alabama Press for the Alabama Historical Association)
http://www.archives.alabama.gov The Alabama Department of Archives and History website contains basic information about Alabama history and government, teacher resources on Alabama history, and links to other Alabama history websites.
The University of Alabama's Cartographic Research Laboratory has placed dozens of historical Alabama maps on their website at http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/