FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2003
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Guy Hubbs,
assistant professor of library science at Birmingham-Southern
College, has published two
books about the Confederate company Greensboro Guards of Greensboro,
Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate Company in the Making of a
Southern Community and Voices from Company D: Diaries by the Greensboro
Guards are companion books,
both published by University of Georgia Press.
Guarding Greensboro is about community building, in particular
about how people in Greensboro began as modern individualists and,
through their experiences
in the Civil War, emerged as traditional Southerners.
Voices from Company D is a compilation
of eight diaries from the Greensboro Guards, woven together into
a narrative that begins
before Fort Sumter and
ends with the company's return to Alabama after the Civil War ends.
Hubbs said that the idea for the books began when someone brought
into his office a small diary from January 1863. Through his research,
he found a hardbound
ledger and more diaries from the same Confederate company.
“The books are aimed at a general, thoughtful audience and will appeal
to Civil War buffs, but I hope they will reach those who are concerned about
such questions as ‘Why do we form communities?' and ‘What makes
Southerners distinctive?'” Hubbs said.
Hubbs, who joined the Birmingham-Southern
faculty in 1999, received his bachelor's
degree from Baylor University, his master's degree from Queen's
University at Kingston, Ontario, and master's and doctoral degrees
from the University of Alabama.