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Early European Conquests
and the Settlement of Mobile

bullet Amos, Harriet E. Cotton City: Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1985.

Chapter one traces the colonial history of Mobile as background for its first decade as an American city.

bullet __________. "Old Town, Young City: Early American Mobile." Gulf Coast Historical Review 1 (Fall 1985): 4-23.

This article comprises the chapter outlined above; this printing contains additional illustrations.

bullet Hamilton, Peter Joseph. Colonial Mobile: An Historical Study largely from Original Sources, of the Alabama-Tombigbee Basin and the Old South West from the Discovery of the Spiritu Santo in 1519 until the Demolition of Fort Charlotte in 1821. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910; reprint ed., Mobile: First National Bank, 1952.

This narrative volume covers nearly three centuries of Mobile's history with numerous references to colonial primary sources.

bullet Higginbotham, Jay. Old Mobile: Fort Louis de la Louisiane, 1702-1711. Mobile: Museum of the City of Mobile, 1977. Second edition, University of Alabama Press, 1991, with new introduction by the author.

This is a detailed, scholarly study of Mobile's history at its first site, based largely on French sources. Available in paperback.