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Original cloth binding has thinness of cloth and usual wear; especially on the corner boards.The

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Seller Notes: Original cloth binding has thinness of cloth and usual wear; especially on the corner boards.The hinges are in used but good condition - no cracking. The binging is firm.There is extremely mild blemishing, normal usage to pages, with clean, unmarked text block.ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT IN THIS 6" x 8 1/2" VOLUME.!!!! GOOD CONDITION!~ NO RESERVE !
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Hardcover

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American

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Americana

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United States

Topic:

Exploration & Travel

Year Printed:

1934

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1st Edition, Illustrated

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STARS  FELL

   ON   ALABAMA
(1934, 1ST ED)
Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., NY Publishers
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This auction is for an original 1934 FIRST EDITION of "STARS FELL ON ALABAMA" by Carl Lamson Carmer . 

 YOU'LL  LOVE  THIS  BOOK!!!

 It reveals the history of Alabama's racial relations during the Jim Crow era.
He writes about the people, places, and events he witnessed, such as a KU KLUX KLAN rally and interactions
with ordinary Alabama men and women. He also tells about the myths, legends, and local superstitions of what he called "Conjure Country" (which was his nickname for Alabama).
 
Carl Lamson Carmer (October 16, 1893 - September 11, 1976) was an American author of nonfiction books, memoirs, and novels, many of which focused on Americana such as myths, folklore, and tales. His most famous book, Stars Fell on Alabama, was an autobiographical story of the time he spent living in Alabama. He was considered one of America's most popular writers during the 1940s and 1950s.
 
Stars Fell on Alabama is truly a classic. The book enjoyed enormous popularity and notoriety when it was first published. It can be described as a book of folkways—not journalism, or history, or a novel. At times it is impressionistic; at other times it conveys deep insights into the character of Alabama. 

In his 1934 book Stars Fell on Alabama, author Carl Carmer—a Yankee sent south to teach at the university—describes his transition into the small, college town of Tuscaloosa. Though the locals were initially skeptical of the New York native, Carmer soon proved his allegiance.

Carmer visited every region of the state, always accompanied by someone intimately familiar with the locality. The mosaic that emerges from the pages of his book portrays Alabama’s human landscape in all its variety, and it is a work essential to an understanding of Alabama and its culture in the late 1920s, his exploration of the state, its people, customs and racial violence.
 
The title of the book refers to a spectacular occurrence of the Leonid meteor shower that was observed in Alabama on November 12-13, 1833. As reported by the Florence Gazette: "[There were] thousands of luminous bodies shooting across the firmament in every direction. There was little wind and not a trace of clouds, and the meteors succeeded each other in quick succession."
 
His first section, "Tuscaloosa Nights," describes his arrival in Tuscaloosa by train, his trip to his hotel, and a meeting with a fellow faculty member and an old friend from Harvard and several of his associates. Late that first night, another professor whom he immediately liked told him bluntly to get out of the state before it was too late. After, the echo of the man's voice is heard in memory for six years. Carmer loves the place and enjoys the people, but he also is frightened of the people, place, and many of its customs.
 

Given to judgmental generalities, Carmer writes as though he is an explorer in a foreign land. In one scene, after playing the golf course at the Tuscaloosa Country Club, he hears a haunting chant emanating from beyond a wall of bushes. He wanders down a little-used path and finds shanties and the black residents engaged in voodoo-style rituals and watches in fascination. He goes with a friend to witness a cross-burning by Ku Klux Klan members in white robes and hoods. He travels into the hill country and listens to fiddlers playing traditional tunes. Up on Sand Mountain, he attends an all-day singing with dinner-on-the-ground, witnesses foot-washing at a hard-shell Baptist church, where members believe so strongly in predestination that if a person is not chosen by God there is nothing he can do to save himself. As Carmer watched and recorded these events in his notebooks, he was deeply affected by what he saw and heard. He translated his experiences through the filter of his northern upbringing, and thereby created a strange, fascinating, interesting, and terrible world.

There are SIX PARTS that comprise this book.

Part 1 - TUSCALOOSA NIGHTS - Arrive, Tuscaloosa, Black Rituals, Flaming Cross

Part II - IN THE RED HILLS - Ladies Bow, Gents know how, All Day Singing, Footwashing, Sweet William Came from the Western States, Court Week, Birmingham

Part III - BLACK BELT - Greene County Rally, Big House, Plaisant Pays de France, Front Gallery <Tale of the Gilded Mirror, Wedding Ring, White Dove and the Stud Nigger>, The Tombigbee Outlaws <Railroad Bill, The Outlaw Sherrif of Sumter County, Rube Burrow: Alabama Robin Hood>, GOD IN THE CANEBRAKE, WHITE MAN'S NIGGER, MISS POLLY, BRER RABBIT MULTIPLIES, LYNCHING.

Part IV - CONJURE COUNTRY - Two Toe Tom, A good Man to Work For, Processional, White Man's Nigger: II, Conjure Woman, Reminiscence

Part V - MOBILE AND THE BAYOU COUNTRY- Mobile, Coq d' Inde, Dauphin Island

Part VI CAJAN - Citronelle, The Hell-raisin', Twilight of the Races, Afterword, From the Author's Notebook

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This 294 paged book offers ILLUSTRATIONS in sepia tones. Pictures are provided below for your review.

 CONDITION 

Original cloth binding has thinness of cloth and usual wear; especially on the corner boards.

The hinges are in used but good condition - no cracking. The binging is firm.

There is extremely mild blemishing, normal usage to pages, with clean, unmarked text block.

ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT IN THIS 6" x 8 1/2" VOLUME.!!!!

~ NO RESERVE!

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