Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Take A Look At The Encyclopedia of Alabama

This new online encyclopedia has been almost ten years in the making. It is a FREE online resource for anyone with interest in Alabama. Editor in chief of this great new resource is one of our state's pre-imminent historians, Dr. Wayne Flint. I would be remiss if I did not mention the enormous effort put into this project by the awesome Alabama Humanities Foundation. Please take a look at their site too, if you get a chance, they do some wonderful things for people all over our great state. Lastly, the other party some of you may be interested to know is Auburn University, our great school on the plains.

According to the Encyclopedia Of Alabama (EOA) website, the EOA's mission is " to present trustworthy and authoritative information on a wide range of topics. Its editors believe that in order to be credible EOA must strike a balance between celebration and condemnation. Alabama's problems are not glossed over, nor are its accomplishments and successes overlooked. Rich and poor; educated and illiterate; Confederate and Unionist; planter and slave; male and female--Alabamians of all stripes--have contributed to the development of the state, and EOA endeavors to present all these stories."

Take a look at this great site, wander our state via the virtual world, and leave a comment if you think this is about one of the coolest things that has happened to our state in a very long time!

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