Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City is a new history of one of Mississippi’s most beloved cities, published by Arcadia Publishing/The History Press. The first full-length narrative history of the city from prehistory to the present-day, Hattiesburg is the biography of a humble railroad stop that has grown to become a regional capital for education, healthcare, commerce and the armed forces in the Gulf South. Now in its fourth printing, copies are available from Arcadia directly, from Amazon.com and Barnes & Nobles, or best of all, from your local independent bookseller, such as Main Street Books in Hattiesburg.
Research support for the book was generously provided by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, and the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Praise for Hattiesburg, Mississippi
“Benjamin Morris’ Hattiesburg, Mississippi is a compelling story as well as a much-needed and reliable reference. This superb book is a well-written and thoroughly documented addition to historical materials about the city’s past.” –Aubrey K. Lucas, President Emeritus, University of Southern Mississippi
“Don’t think for a moment that Hattiesburg is another windy exercise in boosterism. It’s local history of the best kind: thorough, balanced and wonderfully evocative of how a lumber village grew up to be a hub city.” –Lawrence N. Powell, James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization, Tulane University
“This welcome volume fills a long-neglected gap in the historiography of Mississippi in general and of Hattiesburg and the Piney Woods in particular. Thoroughly researched and well written, it is the first study that traces the area’s story from prehistory, through the founding and early expansion of the Hub City, to its growth and development in the modern era.” –Chester M. Morgan, Professor of History and University Historian, University of Southern Mississippi