The Muscle Shoals
"The Muscle Shoals: First Frontier of These United States is a fascinating history of Muscle Shoals and its relationship to
both the American South and the nation."
"Insightful, entertaining, important. Alvin Rosenbaum's The Muscle Shoals opens your eyes to how and why this confluence of man, nature, and landscape is home to one of the nation's frontiers for cultural innovation and community collaborations.”
"The Muscle Shoals by Rosenbaum offers the first comprehensive, authoritative, and complete history of this important region for academic and non-academic audiences alike. The prose, structure, and style is engaging, thought-provoking, and logical. Simply, it reads beautifully and the historical analysis is impressive."
"Part memoir, part appreciation, and part an enveloping quilt of historical stories, The Muscle Shoals is a heartfelt call for rethinking the importance of place. Weaving tangible and intangible factors, human and institutional dynamics, and past and present events, Alvin Rosenbaum underscores the value of looking at an area from both national and local
"Author, educator, historian and regional planner, Alvin Rosenbaum has written the definitive cultural history of the Muscle Shoals region. From Native-Americans to TVA, from Civil Rights to Rhythm and Blues, from Agriculture to Industrialization, Rosenbaum covers it all."
Alvin Rosenbaum is a Muscle Shoals native and a regional planner. He has worked as a domestic and international consultant for strategic planning, public-private partnerships, and other collaborative approaches to interpreting regional landscapes for tourism, economic development, and poverty alleviation. The Muscle Shoals: First Frontier of These United States is the author’s ninth book.