Alabama Archives to present author Allen Tullos in June

Allen Tullos presents  “Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie,” a talk and book signing, on Thursday, June 2 at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.

Tullos’s examination of his home state asks the question: What makes Alabama Alabama?  He explores Alabama’s recent past and asks if the coming years will see a transformation of the “Heart of Dixie” as Alabama competes for cultural tourism and global industries, according to an ADAH press release. Alabama author Howell Raines calls this “a masterful book about a wounded, neurotic, maddening and – for those of us born on its soil – an enduringly loveable place.”

Tullos teaches American studies at Emory University.  He is the author of “Habits of Industry: White Culture and the Transformation of the Carolina Piedmont” and editor of Long Journey Home: Folklife in the South.”  Tullos is a co-founder and senior editor of the internet journal Southern Spaces, and has worked on numerous documentary films. “Alabama Getaway,” published by the University of Georgia Press, will be available for purchase and signing.

Bring a sack lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives.  For more information, call 334)-353-4726.

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