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Sold Down the River: Slavery in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia

Item # 12345 -- Price: $24.95

By Anthony Gene Carey

 
In the New World, the buying and selling of slaves and of the commodities that they produced generated immense wealth, which reshaped existing societies and helped build new ones. From small beginnings, slavery in North America expanded until it furnished the foundation for two extraordinarily rich and powerful slave societies, the United States of America and then the Confederate States of America. The expansion and concentration of slavery into what became the Confederacy in 1861 was arguably the most momentous development after nationhood itself in the early history of the American republic.
 
This book examines a relatively small part of slavery’s North American domain, the lower Chattahoochee river Valley between Alabama and Georgia. Although geographically at the heart of Dixie, the valley was among the youngest parts of the Old South; only thirty-seven years separate the founding of Columbus, Georgia, and the collapse of the Confederacy. In those years, the area was overrun by a slave society characterized by astonishing demographic, territorial, and economic expansion. Valley counties of Georgia and Alabama became places where everything had its price, and where property rights in enslaved persons formed the basis of economic activity. Sold Down the Riverexamines a microcosm of slavery as it was experienced in an archetypical southern locale through its effect on individual people, as much as can be determined from primary sources.
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No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of John Wallace

Item # 00286 -- Price: $24.95

By: Dot Moore

A 1948 murder committed in Georgiażs Coweta County was controversial not only for its middle-of-the-night mystery, but also for the role played by prominent businessman John Wallace. In No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of the Killer John Wallace, bestselling nonfiction author Dot Moore explores not only that fateful night, but also the events that brought John Wallace to that point -- the death of his father when Wallace was only eleven years old, and his early exposure to the making and selling of moonshine whiskey. Moonshine would later play a part in the murder for which Georgia sent Wallace to the electric chair. In striking detail, Moore explores Wallace's fascinating life, including his fits of uncontrollable rage. Moore includes actual letters to and from Wallace, as well as copious historical images, to give a full picture of the Georgia figure. With a cast of characters that includes fortune-teller Mahaley Lancaster, subject of Moore's well-known biography, Oracle of the Ages, No Remorse is a Southern true crime biography like no other.

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Images of America: LaGrange

Item # 00284 -- Price: $21.99

Authors Glenda Ralston Major, Forrest Clark Johnson, III and Kaye Lanning Minchew bring to life the stories of many people, places and events related to LaGrange and its history.  Using photographs, maps and illustrations, they trace the almost 200 year history of the "City of Elms and Roses"  from Indians to modern times.  Published by Arcadia, this is the most recent volume about LaGrange and west Georgia history these authors have written. 

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The Pen of Carrie Fall Benson

Item # 00220 -- Price: $29.95

By Louise Hammett.  A collection of poems and writings.  Hardbound.

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Hills and Dales: A Living Legacy

Item # 0167 -- Price: $16.95

The story of the Fuller E. Callaway home.  Includes early photos and interviews with family members including Alice Hand Callaway.  DVD Video.

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Covered Bridges of Georgia

Item # 00156 -- Price: $20.00

By Thomas French, Jr. and Edward L. French.  Reformatted version of the 1984 book featuring photos and architectural drawings of covered bridges in Georgia.  Softbound.

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For Love of Country

Item # 0089 -- Price: $10.00

By Dr. John West.  Record of over 300 Troup County people who died while on active duty in military services during the 20th century.  Softbound.

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Young American Hero: Hammet L. Bowen, Jr.

Item # 50999 -- Price: $9.99

By Kenneth Seymour.  Authorized biography of Medal of Honor recipient Hammet L. Bowen, Jr.  Softbound.

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The Red Book: The Life of Frank Edwards

Item # 005810 -- Price: $10.00

Edited by Earle E. Griggs.  Account of the army life of a Troup County Confederate Soldier 1861-1865. Softbound.

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History of LaGrange First Methodist Church

Item # 01022 -- Price: $30.00

By F. Clark Johnson, III.  Over 500 pages detailing the history of the church, including membership lists, World War II servicemen, gifts, memorials, and more.  Indexed.  Hardbound.

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Stepping into History Activity Book

Item # 01984 -- Price: $3.00

Puzzles, coloring pages, and activities available in two age appropriate levels 3-6 yrs and 7-12 yrs.

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Building Bridges Across the Ocean: LaGrange/Craigavon

Item # 01891 -- Price: $30.00

By Clark Johnson and Lewis Porter.  Pictorial and historical guide to two sister cities in Georgia and Northern Ireland.  Hardbound.

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Hollyhocks and Old Maid Aunts: A Book of Memories, Favorite poems, and Family Recipes

Item # 00206 -- Price: $15.00

By Glenda Major.  A glimpse into the life of the author through over 180 pages of recipes, family stories, amusing anecdotes and poetry.  Softbound.

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Bridging Deep South Rivers: The Life and Legend of Horace King

Item # 00219 -- Price: $34.95

By John Lupold and Thomas French.  The first biography of this gifted architect and engineer who transcended the limits of slavery and segregation to become a successful entrepreneur and builder.  Hardbound.

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Images of America: Troup County

Item # 0050 -- Price: $19.99

By Glenda Major, Forrest Clark Johnson III, and Kaye Minchew.  Historic photographs of sites and scenes with detailed descriptions that tell the story of the county from its earliest settlement to the modern era.  Softbound

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The LaGrange Public Schools, 1903-1984

Item # 00546 -- Price: $15.00

By Lillian Clark and William Keller, this book is a detailed history of the LaGrange Public School System and includes histories of each school.  Index and photos included.  Hardbound.

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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF HOGANSVILLE, 1830-1970

Item # 0312 -- Price: $7.00

by Jane Strain
A very informative pamphlet which traces the development of this northeastern Troup County town from its earliest days as the site of William Hogan's plantation to its Centennial in 1970.

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PEOPLE OF ANTEBELLUM TROUP COUNTY, GA.

Item # 001954 -- Price: $20.00

Includes censuses of the county for 1830 through 1860 plus the 1850 & 1860 slave schedules and the 1850 mortality schedule. Additional lists include original land owners of Troup County and genealogical & historical abstracts from Troup County Court cases. Indexed.

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MEMORIES IN MARBLE: HILL VIEW AND HILL VIEW ANNEX CEMETERIES

Item # 02068 -- Price: $20.00

by F. C. Johnson, III.
Hardbound volumes gives complete transcription of tombstones in the two adjoining cemeteries which was the principal burial place for LaGrange and surrounding Troup County from 1830 until the mid-20th century.

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FROM THE BRUSH ARBOR TO THE TEMPLE BEAUTIFUL: A HISTORICAL COMPILATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES

Item # 0187 -- Price: $25.00

by Oliver N. Greene, Sr.
Contains brief histories of all African-American Churches in Troup County, Georgia.

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MY ANCESTORS’ RECORDS

Item # 03610 -- Price: $25.00

A 3-ring color-coded genealogy workbook for organizing family information.

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EARLY MARRIAGES, TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1828-1900

Item # 0288 -- Price: $20.00

Compiled by Merle Bruce.
Listed alphabetically by groom and indexed with bride's name. Reference given to marriage books in Probate Office.

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FAMILY, CHURCH, AND COMMUNITY CEMETERIES OF TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA

Item # 0263 -- Price: $25.00

compiled by Dorothy McClendon, Lillie Lambert, and Danny Knight.
502 pages, indexed, listed by locations. Includes descriptions of graves and inscriptions.

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ESTATE RECORDS OF TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1827-1850

Item # 0174 -- Price: $20.00

compiled by Randall Allen and Danny Knight.
433 pages, hard cover, indexed, includes abstracts of all entries recorded in Troup County Inferior Court's will books and return books for the first twenty-three years of the county's existence. Sources are listed so researchers can locate and examine original records.

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PAID IN KIND: THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN TROUP COUNTY, 1831-1930

Item # 0159 -- Price: $12.50

Glenda Major, author.
An important reference book about Troup County's history. Documents the central role that doctors and medicine played in the county's development. Over 300 pages, indexed, with photographs and medical illustrations. Hardbound

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TRAVELS THROUGH TROUP COUNTY: A GUIDE TO ITS ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY

Item # 00598 -- Price: $10.00

by John Lawrence, Professor of Art at LaGrange College.
The 138-page book features 100 photographs of historic houses and buildings located in LaGrange, West Point, Hogansville, and throughout Troup County. Lawrence used a large format camera to make the beautifully detailed photos. Each has a caption highlighting architectural details, the history of the structure and the community. Maps drawn by Randall Allen will help motorists tour the county and study the structures in person. The book also contains a short, but thorough, history of Troup County written by Julie Turner.

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TREASURES OF TROUP COUNTY: A PICTORIAL HISTORY

Item # 0052 -- Price: $25.00

A 263-page volume filled with over 400 black and white and color photographs. This coffee-table book makes a handsome addition to any office or home. Both long-time residents and people just moving into the area are fascinated by the chapters on education, religion, industry, military, leisure, commercial, and modern day life. Authors Glenda Major and F. Clark Johnson, III, worked with a committee of Troup County residents to depict the history of Troup County through photographs, maps, and illustrations.

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HISTORY OF TROUP COUNTY

Item # 01756 -- Price: $44.00

By Clifford Smith, 1933. Reprinted with a new personal name and subject index.

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CELEBRATING TROUP COUNTY, 1826-2000

Item # 00166 -- Price: $10.00

A video production by the Historical Society which combines Vintage film clips and scenes from the Millennium New Year's Eve Party, to tell the history of the county.  Available in DVD and VHS format.

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TROUP COUNTY IN VINTAGE POSTCARDS

Item # 00620 -- Price: $19.00

Published by Arcadia Publishing Company, 2002. This volume looks back at LaGrange, Hogansville, West Point, and the surrounding area through 20th century postcards. Topics include textile mills, downtown scenes, churches and schools, cotton pickers, trains and depots, and much more. Authors were Chris Cleaveland, Clark Johnson, Kaye Minchew, and Stephen Johnson. 128 pages, 220 postcards, indexed. Softbound.

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I MUST SING! The Era with Carrie Fall Benson

Item # 00356 -- Price: $29.95

Author: Louise Barfield Hammett  This is a 550 page hard bound biography of the beloved LaGrange College Librarian which was recently published by LaGrange College.

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