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If you wish to order one of these volumes, or if you have a question regarding one of them, please send your request via email at, by phone to 251.434.3800, by fax to 251.434.3622, or by regular mail at The McCall Library, USA Springhill Avenue, Room 0722, Mobile, AL 36688.
Michael Thomason, ed. Down the Years: Articles on Mobile's History. Mobile, Ala., 2000. 308 pp. Paper, $19.95 + $5.00 postage. Published in 2000, this volume commemorates the tricentennial of Alabama's oldest city by reprinting seventeen of the best articles on Mobile published over the years in the Gulf Coast/South Historical Review. This book of readings begins with precolonial days and extends to World War II. See below for the table of contents for this publication. If you’d like to order one or more copies, please email us at

Down the Years Table of Contents

“Archaeology of Old Mobile, 1702-1711”
Gregory A. Waselkov
“Suppressing the Anglo-American Trade at Mobile, 1733-1737”
Michael James Forét
“Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Mobile: The Long Story of Charles R. S. Boyington”
Paul M. Pruitt Jr. and Robert Bond Higgins
“An Ornament to the City: Mobile’s Government Street Presbyterian Church”
John S. Sledge
“James Copeland and Sheriff Pitts: A Gulf Coast Legend”
James Penick
“Incidents on the Blockade of Mobile”
Frank L. Owsley Jr.
“Trails of a Unionist: Gustavus Horton, Military Mayor of Mobile during Reconstruction”
Harriet E. Amos
“No Compromise: The End of Presidential Reconstruction in Mobile, Alabama, January-May 1867”
Joseph E. Brent
“The Beginning of Military Reconstruction in Mobile, Alabama, May-November 1867”
Billy G. Hinton
“An Aesthete at Large: Oscar Wilde in Mobile”
William Warren Rogers and Robert David Ward
“The Politics of Food: Mobile’s Public Markets in the Gilded Age”
George Ewert
“Rudolph Benz: Mobile’s Gilded Age Architect”
John S. Sledge
“Commercial Photography in the Gilded Age in Mobile”
Michael Thomason
“Mardi Gras in Mobile: Excerpts from the 1908 Diary of a Young Visitor”
Senta Jonas
“’Without Conscious Hypocrisy’: Woodrow Wilson’s Mobile Address of 1913”
Gordon E. Harvey
“Riveters, Volunteers, and WACS: Women in Mobile during World War II”
Patricia G. Harrison
“The Mobile Homefront during the Second World War”
Mary Martha Thomas

Gulf South Historical Review

The Gulf South Historical Review, formerly the Gulf Coast Historical Review, is no longer in publication. When it was being published, it focused on the history of the coastal region from Florida's Big Bend to Texas. Sponsored by the history department of the University of South Alabama, this publication has ceased. Founded in 1985, the journal brought historical research and writing of the highest caliber to the public and academe. The Review also published a number of the Proceedings of the Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference (now the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference).
Back issues of the Gulf Coast / Gulf South Historical Review and the Gulf Coast / Gulf South History and Humanities Conference Proceedings may be ordered from The McCall Library. Regular issues and proceedings volumes are $10.00 for the first and $5.00 for each additional. Cloth bound volumes are $15.00 for the first and $5.00 for each additional. For GCHR and GSHR table of contents, see Auburn University's web page at A subject index to volumes 1 through 20 is available on this website.

Gulf Coast Historical Review Full-Text Archives now available online

The Tuskegee University Archives are pleased to announce that the 20-year print run of the Gulf Coast Historical Review (1985-2006) is now available in full through the Tuskegee University Archives website. Individual issues are available for browsing and viewing online in PDF format; all issues are also indexed and available for full-text searches through the website search box.

To browse the collection, visit the Gulf Coast Historical Review collection. To search issues in the collection, use the search box at the top of each page; for example, you can browse the search results page for references to "Tuskegee.".


To see the site:

Gulf South History and Humanities Conference Proceedings

Vol. #  Title
2 Spain and Her Rivals on the Gulf Coast (1971)
4 Gulf Coast Politics in the Twentieth Century (1973)
6 The Cultural Legacy of the Gulf Coast (1976)
7 The Military Presence on the Gulf Coast (1978)
8 Ethnic Minorities in Gulf Coast Society (1979)
9 Anglo-Spanish Confrontation on the Gulf Coast during the American Revolution (1982)
10 Threads of Tradition and Culture along the Gulf Coast (1986)
11 Civil War and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast (vol. 4, no. 2, 989)
12 Maritime History of the Gulf Coast (vol. 5, no. 2, 1990)
13 Discovery and Exploration of the Gulf Coast (vol. 8, no. 1, 1992)
14 The Gilded Age on the Gulf Coast (vol. 10, no. 1, 1994)
15 The Roaring Twenties on the Gulf Coast (vol. 12, no. 1, 1996)
16 Gulf Coast History and Historical Archaeology (vol. 14, no. 1, 1998)

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