Mississippi Secrets: Facts, Legends, and Folklore
Delve into the fascinating history of one of the South's greatest states with Mississippi Secrets: Facts, Legends, and Folklore. Authors Dr. Gary D. and Ruth A. McDowell offer an intriguing collection of little-known events in Mississippi's history.
Written in short, easy-to-read vignettes, these tales uncover some of the state's most fascinating figures and legends from how the Choctaws and Chickasaws settled the land to a UFO encounter in Pascagoula. You'll also read about famous Mississippians, the American Civil War, the 1960s Civil Rights movement, living in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, and other captivating tales that include:
· The U.S. president who stole another man's wife, brought her to Mississippi, and married her before she was divorced
Whether you're a native of Mississippi or simply curious, Mississippi Secrets will capture your imagination with what the history books never tell you!
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Chapter Two The Devils Backbone A Short History of Outlaws on the Natchez Trace
Chapter Three A Short Biography of Andrew Jackson Man for Whom Mississippis Capital Was Named
Chapter Four A Short Biography of Jim Bowie and His Famous Knife Fight in Natchez
Chapter Five A Summary of the Civil War in Mississippi
Chapter Six A Short Biography of Holt Collier a Black Confederate Soldier and the Original Teddy Bear
Chapter Seven The Emmett Till Story The Murder of a 14 Year Old
Chapter Eight James Meredith Interview With a Modern Day Hero