Alabama Women
Their Lives and Times

Edited by Susan Youngblood Ashmore and Lisa Lindquist Dorr

Life-and-times histories of women from Alabama


Another addition to the Southern Women series, Alabama Women celebrates women’s histories in the Yellowhammer State by highlighting the lives and contributions of women and enriching our understanding of the past and present. Exploring such subjects as politics, arts, and civic organizations, this collection of eighteen biographical essays provides a window into the social, cultural, and geographic milieux of women’s lives in Alabama.

Featured individuals include Augusta Evans Wilson, Maria Fearing, Julia S. Tutwiler, Margaret Murray Washington, Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, Ida E. Brandon Mathis, Ruby Pickens Tartt, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Sara Martin Mayfield, Bess Bolden Walcott, Virginia Foster Durr, Rosa Parks, Lurleen Burns Wallace, Margaret Charles Smith, and Harper Lee.

Southern Women: Their Lives and Times

Page count: 424 pp.
20 b&w images, 1 map
Trim size: 6 x 9


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Susan Youngblood Ashmore is a professor of history at Oxford College of Emory University and the author of Carry It On: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, 1964–1972 (Georgia).

Lisa Lindquist Dorr is an associate professor of history and the associate dean for social sciences at the University of Alabama. She is the author of White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900–1960.