Writings of M.P. Blue: Montgomery's First Historian

Writings of M.P. Blue: Montgomery's First Historian


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The 1878 City Directory of Montgomery, Alabama, included “A Brief History of Montgomery,” consisting of a “narrative” and a series of events arranged by the months. Compiled by Matthew Powers Blue, this was the earliest history of a place which already served as the center of Deep South cotton culture and as the first capital of the Confederacy. Contemporary historian Mary Ann Neeley has annotated Blue’s history to correct errors and clear up inconsistencies, and added other material on early churches, a genealogy of the colorful Blue family, and a Civil War diary by Blue’s sister, Ellen. The book also includes many 19th century photographs.

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ISBN-13: 9781588380319
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mary Ann Neeley is a historian, preservationist, author, and former educator. She earned a degree in history at Huntingdon College and was a teacher before becoming director of the Landmarks Foundation. She has written and edited several books on local history.

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