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Beidler, Philip D., ed. The Art of Fiction in the Heart of Dixie: An Anthology of Alabama Writers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1986.
Organized by historical literary time periods, each with a short introduction, and containing biographical sketches of the anthologized authors, this volume includes selections by nineteenth-century writers Johnson Jones Hooper, Joseph Glover Baldwin, John Gorman Barr (in "The Old Southwest" section), Caroline Lee Hentz, Augusta Evans Wilson, and Samuel Minturn Peck (in "Alabama Baroque").
Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for Arts and Humanities. This Goodly Land: From Sand Mountain to Bayou La Batre.
A dynamic portal through which the world can explore Alabama's diverse literary landscape.
__________, ed. Many Voices, Many Rooms: A New Anthology of Alabama Writers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998.
Same format as preceding entryselections of nineteenth-century fiction by Don Pedro Casender (Wiley Conner) (in "The Old Southwest" section), Jeremiah Clemens, Thomas Cooper DeLeon, and Idora McClellan Plowman Moore (in "Alabama Baroque").
Cohen, Hennig and William B. Dillingham, eds. Humor of the Old Southwest. Third edition. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994. Earlier editions: 1964 and 1975.
This anthology, with a good general introduction and biographical and bibliographical information on individual authors, includes selections from Alabama-connected writers Thomas Kirkman, Sol Smith, Joseph M. Field, Hardin Taliaferro, George Washington Harris, Johnson Jones Hooper, Joseph Glover Baldwin, John Gorman Barr, and Kittrell J. Warren.
Going, William T. Essays on Alabama Literature. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1975.
Although dealing primarily with twentieth-century literature, this book also considers earlier short stories and drama, and has specific essays on Samuel Minturn Peck and Philip Henry Gosse.
Williams, Benjamin Buford. A Literary History of Alabama: The Nineteenth Century. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1979.
This is the pioneering standard study and reference work on the subject.
See, also, "Featuring Alabama Authors," a special issue of Alabama English 2 (Spring 1990).