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Yea, Alabama! The Uncensored Journal of the University of Alabama (Volume 3 - 1901 through 1926)

Author(s): David M. Battles

Book Description

The University of Alabama (UA) is one of the most prominent universities in the US. Volume One of this series explored UA’s birth, formative years, its burning by Union soldiers, and its rebirth in 1871. Volume Two noted the adolescent years of the school, rebellion by the students against the military system of government, the rise of a student culture via the admission of women, and a nascent men’s sports program.

This third volume explores rising enrollment and a new style of student governance. The book investigates how UA dealt with student smoking, cursing, and hazing. It covers how UA became nationally respected academically, the rise of a successful sports program, the first use of the phrase “Crimson Tide,” the history of the Million Dollar Band and how “Yea, Alabama” became the school fight song, the UA/Auburn rift, and the UA response to WWI and to the women’s rights movement.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1621-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1621-0
Date of Publication: 01/11/2018
Pages / Size: 455 / A4 portrait
Price: £76.99


David M. Battles is an American Studies scholar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He holds three degrees from the University of Alabama, including a minor in music, two degrees in American Studies (American Culture), and an MLIS in Library Studies. His books include Yea, Alabama! A Peek into the Past of One of the Most Storied Universities in the Nation, Volume 1 (1819 through 1871); Yea, Alabama! A Rare Glimpse into the Private Diary of the University of Alabama, Volume 2 (1871 through 1901); The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South, or, Leaving Behind the Plow; and Miss Crimson Explains “Yea, Alabama!” to Children (Yea Alabama for Children, Volume 1). Mr. Battles is also known for his children’s music method books and children’s musicals. Visit to peruse all Mr Battles’ works.