New Book on ASU Alumnus' History of the University Now Available for Purchase!
NOW AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES OR ONLINE
GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ASU HORNETS!
ASU Alumnus' History of Alabama State University Now Available for Purchase!
- Joseph Caver's book "From Marion to Montgomery" chronicles ASU's history from 1867 till 1925.
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU.
The long awaited moment is finally here to purchase the book, titled From Marion to Montgomery, by Alabama State University alumnus, historian, author and lecturer, Joseph D. Caver (class of 1974) with a forward by ASU President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., the University's 15th President.
The definitive historical representation has now been published in an all-inclusive book about the origin and history (1867-1925) of one of America's earliest and most significant Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Alabama State University. The book is now on sale in bookstores or online just in time to make a perfect Christmas gift for ASU alumni and students, or those interested in history.
MARION TO MONTGOMERY IS THE BOOK'S THEME
Caver's book weaves and illuminates ASU’s history with rich details and vivid images of how nine freedmen (The Marion Nine) in Marion, Ala., founded the Lincoln Normal School, which later moved to Montgomery and is now known as Alabama State University (ASU).
This important and much-heralded book chronicles how ASU’s early leaders, including a Scottish national named William Burns Paterson, an early ASU president, George Washington Card and others, laid the foundation for the University and how ASU’s history developed up to 1925. Caver leaves no stone unturned as he reveals highlights of the University’s turbulent history in Marion and its 1887 move to Montgomery, and tracks various political and social challenges with a conclusion just prior to the Great Depression.
REVIEWS ARE GREAT FOR THIS IMPORTANT BOOK
From noted historians, authors and educators, the reviews for From Marion to Montgomery are in and they are universally great.
Positive comments abound and are characterized by the following: "Crisply written and attractively illustrated, 'From Marion to Montgomery' is a sympathetic, even loving overview of the first sixty years of what is now Alabama State University," wrote Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director emeritus of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Caver says his book attempts to impart to the reader the illustrious pageantry and history of the University and how that transfers a great responsibility to its alumni and students to help ensure that the high benchmark of its founders and early leaders is met and excelled generation after generation.
HOW TO PURCHASE THE BOOK
Go to your favorite bookstore or retailers, contact Ingram Publisher Services (IPS) at 866-400-5351 or order via ipage.ingrambook.com. Trade Cloth; ISBN: 978-1-58838-360-0; 288 pages; the cost is $28.95.
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