Selma; Her Institutions and Her Men
Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, 1978. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
Brick red cloth with gilt titles; No Flaws or Blemishes but previous owner's name and embossed stamp on the front free endpage; Top of the text block a bit dust-dulled; 8.75 inches tall; 218 pages.
Fine / Fine. Item #16925
This reprint is of the first comprehensive history of Selma, Alabama, containing a new introduction to the work and its author and a new index.
The history traces the development of the community "from one or two loghouses in 1815 to a populous and wealthy city in 1879.
As founder and editor of the weekly newspaper, the Selma Sentinel, and mayor of the city from 1873 to 1875, Hardy had a full set of municipal records when he began his work. Most of those records have subsequently been lost or destroyed and his book preserves early incidents in the life of the town.