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University of Alabama Press is pleased to announce that Tuscaloosa: 200 Years in the Making by G. Ward Hubbs is the recipient of the Clinton Jackson Coley Award from the Alabama Historical Association. This award, presented every other year, is bestowed upon the best book or pamphlet focusing on local historical concerns.

Tuscaloosa is a lively and enlightening bicentennial history of Tuscaloosa that is by turns enthralling, dramatic, disturbing, and uplifting. Far from a traditional chronicle listing one event after another, the narrative focuses instead on six key turning points that dramatically altered the fabric of the city over the past two centuries.

An impressive amount of research is presented in this accessibly written history of the city and its evolution. Hubbs has written a versatile history that is of interest to general readers and scholars alike.

G. Ward Hubbs, professor emeritus at Birmingham-Southern College, is grateful to call Tuscaloosa home. He is the editor of Rowdy Tales from Early Alabama: The Humor of John Gorman Barr and author of Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate Company in the Making of a Southern Community and Searching for Freedom after the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman.

This is the first Coley award for a UAP book since Gregory A. Waselkov’s A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814 won the award in 2008.

Due to the postponement of the 2020 annual meeting, this award will be officially presented to Guy Hubbs at the 2021 annual meeting in Florence on Friday, April 9.

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