William McDonald Book Co-Authored By Butch Walker Released

By  | November 6, 2017 | Filed under: News

THE SHOALS-Author Rickey Butch Walker will release his latest book, Cotton Was King, this month through Bluewater Publications. In conjunction with his book release, Walker will also participate in a presentation and book signing on November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm at Florence Tourism in McFarland Park.

Cotton Was King (ISBN 978-1-934610-99-2) was originally started by Dr. William L. McDonald. McDonald served on numerous historical boards and was the Florence City Historian for several years. He was also a dedicated Methodist minister, serving for over 30 years. After McDonald’s death in 2009, Bluewater Publications worked with the McDonald family to have Walker finish the work began by McDonald.

Throughout Cotton Was King, Walker showcases the important role that cotton played in history, especially for those Native Americans who first explored and used the area now known as Lauderdale County, Alabama before white settlers arrived. Along with stories of cotton and its impact, Walker also presents accounts of Doublehead and Chief George Colbert and the government corruption that preceded the Indian Removal. Subsequent sections of the book deal with early white settlements that depended on slavery, Lauderdale County plantations, family relationships, and pre-Civil War holdings. Cotton Was King would be a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the history of Lauderdale County or in plantation history.

To find out more about Rickey Butch Walker and about this and other publications, visit Bluewater Publications at www.bluewaterpublications.com. To purchase any of Walker’s publications visit amazon.com.

Media Release/Bluewater Publications

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