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Badger, R. Reid and Lawrence A. Clayton. Alabama and the Borderlands, From Pre-history to Statehood. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1985. Includes historic maps and archaeology of prehistoric Native Americans.

Baldwin, Joseph G. The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1987. Includes social life and historical customs of the people who settled Alabama and Mississippi from Virginia.

Barnes, Margaret Anne. The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama. Mercer University Press, Macon, GA, 1998. Details the events leading up to the conflict in Phenix City and through the murder trials of three suspects.

Grafton, Carl and Anne Permaloff. Big Mules and Branchheads, James E. Folsom and Political Power in Alabama. The University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1985. Describes Folsom and his political ambitions, including the race for governor against John Patterson..

Lane, Mills, ed. The Rambler in Georgia. The Beehive Press, Savannah, 1973. Chapters by travelers C.D. Arfwedson and Tyrone Power give colorful descriptions of Sodom.

Permaloff, Anne and Carl Grafton. Political Power in Alabama: The More Things Change... The University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1995. Another book by Permaloff and Grafton, similar to Big Mules.

Rogers, William Warren, Robert David Ward, Leah Rawls Atkins and Wayne Flynt. Alabama: The History of a Deep South State. The University of Alabama Press. Tuscaloosa, 1994.

Sellers, James Benson. The Prohibition Movement in Alabama, 1702 to 1943. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1943.

Sims, George E. The Little Man’s Big Friend, James E. Folsom in Alabama Politics. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1985. Describes in good detail the rivalry between Folsom and Patterson. Also makes references to Folsom’s association with two of the men indicted for murdering Albert Patterson.

Strickland, Edwin and Gene Wortsman. Phenix City: The Wickedest City in America. Vulcan Press, Birmingham, Alabama, 1955.

Webb, Samuel and Margaret Armbrester. Alabama Governors. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2001. Contains some information about Albert and John Patterson, especially their political careers.

Page, Rolland Joseph. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and the Phenix City Story: On Winning a Pulitzer Prize. Masters thesis. Florida State University, 1967. Contains a concise description of the clean-up in Phenix City. Especially useful for the interviews conducted with people involved.




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