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A Historian’s Restoration Wish List Ten Years On

A decade ago, MB asked historian John Sledge to share his personal restoration wish list. Happily, the intervening decade has been a strong one for historic preservation in Mobile. Allow us as a brief review of the successes of the past 10 years and a look at what remains in peril.

The Nevis Affair

The Caribbean scandal that exposed the extensive corruption of Mobile’s founder.

The Legend of Mobile’s Princess Charlotte Christina Sophia

Did an adventurer impersonating a dead Russian princess really live in French Mobile?

A Plan to Crush French Mobile

Indian agent Thomas Nairne decided that the interests of the British Crown were threatened by French Mobile — so he set out to manipulate tribes to destroy them.

The Black Warrior Affair

In the winter of 1854, a steamer out of Mobile sparked a diplomatic incident that threatened war between the United States and Spain over Cuba.

Book Excerpt – The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History

In a sampling from his newest book, local author and MB contributor John Sledge tells the tale of a German submarine attack on a ship headed for Mobile.

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