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