Pre-publication ordering for my new book, Getting Out of the Mud: Alabama’s Good Roads Movement and Highway Administration, 1898-1928, is now available through the University of Alabama Press and Amazon.
“Getting Out of the Mud: The Alabama Good Roads Movement and Highway Administration, 1898–1928 explores the history of the Good Roads Movement and investigates the nature of early twentieth-century progressivism in the state. Martin T. Olliff reveals how middle-class reformers secured political, economic, and social power not only by fighting against corporate domination and labor recalcitrance but also by proposing alternative projects like road improvement and identifying the interests of the rising middle class as being the most important to public interest.” (UA Press site)
Release date is July 18, 2017. Price is $49.95 cloth or e-book.