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    • "Boykin Fighting Industry Curbs."

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    • This article by the Associated Press discusses Boykin's fight against pricing and licensing restrictions hindering the sale of surplus naval stores. From The Mobile Press-Register.
    • Q6503
    • "Alabama Voters To Determine Fate Of Third National Party?"

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    • Article written by Bill Kennedy for his column, "Branch Head Bill Says!" In it Kennedy promotes George Wallace because he poses the "threat of a third national party," which he proved when he "organized and led a 10-million-vote...
    • Q30140
    • "Female Education in California."

    • 1850 January 1
    • The article mentions that Mrs. M. E. Tulloss, the former principal of the Young Ladies' Seminary in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is going to California to teach: "It is an interesting fact, that she is the first female teacher and missionary that goes to...
    • Q14506
    • The Dallas Gazette, volume 15, number 43.

    • 1858 August 20
    • The issue includes advertisements and articles on the following topics: goods and services offered by local businesses; death, marriage, and legal notices; local events; news about social, medical, agricultural, political, economic, and military...
    • Q26942 - Q26945
    • "The Secession Jubilee."

    • 1861 January 2
    • This article describes the celebration held in Montgomery after South Carolina seceded from the Union: "The demonstration of sympathy for the gallant Palmetto State, and of rejoicing that she had at length 'disrupted every tie that bound her to the...
    • Q17483
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861 January 9
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • Q17484
    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861 January 16
    • "The Vote Sixty-One to Thirty-Nine!! A Glorious Day!!!" This article announces Alabama's secession from the Union: "Truly, this is glory enough for one day. Our citizens are hailing the new era with demonstrations of profoundest emotion. The...
    • Q17489
    • "The Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 February 13
    • "Constitution Adopted! Swearing Allegiance to the New Constitution! President and Vice President Elected! Davis and Stephens!" This article announces the adoption of the Confederate constitution and the election of its executive officers: "The name...
    • Q17490
    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • 1861 February 13
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the sixth and seventh days of its session. On the sixth day members took oaths of office; elected a president and vice president of the provisional government; and appointed...
    • Q17498
    • "The Inauguration."

    • 1861 February 20
    • This article describes the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery: "No man, not even Gen. Washington, was ever called to preside over a people with more general acclamation and confidence than Gen. Davis. His past services and...
    • Q17502
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861 March 6
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...
    • Q17510
    • "Flag of the Confederate States."

    • 1861 March 6
    • Article discussing the first raising of the Confederate flag over the capitol; a description of the banner is included: "It consists of three bars of red and white. The upper red, middle white, lower red. The lower bar extends the whole width of...
    • Q17511
    • "The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 April 10
    • This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
    • Q17518
    • "The War Declared."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article argues that the United States government has effectively declared war on the South because it refused to receive a Confederate delegation or surrender Fort Sumter. The article also predicts that the Confederate forces will take the...
    • Q17519
    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article offers a defense of Southern secession and blames the Lincoln and the North for starting the war: "We have asked but our rights. We simply desired to be left alone, to conduct our own government free from abolition meddlesomeness....
    • Q17522
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
    • Q17523
    • "The End of the Fight--Major Anderson Surrenders."

    • 1861 April 24
    • This article describes the Major Anderson's unsuccessful attempt to hold Fort Sumter against General Beauregard's Confederate forces. It also lists the terms of surrender: the Union forces will be able to keep their arms and property; Anderson will...
    • Q17527
    • "Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article responds to rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The author argues that no change should be made because Montgomery is a central location with access to river and railroads;...
    • Q17529
    • "No Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article refutes rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia, mentioning the expense and loss of stability such a move would cause: "We can hardly conceive that a body composed as is the...
    • Q17530
    • "Conscripts Under Eighteen and Over Forty-Five."

    • 1864 April 8
    • This article cites The Richmond Whig, which reports that Confederate conscription has been extended to men between the ages of 17 and 50. This was the second time the age range had been increased; originally, only men between 18 and 35 years were...
    • Q14565
    • "Citizens' Meeting at Odd Fellows' Hall."

    • 1865 April 22
    • Article reporting a meeting in Mobile, Alabama, at which "the oldest and most prominent citizens" decried the assassination of President Lincoln: "All differences of political opinion were, for the nonce buried, and with one accord the people...
    • Q69438
    • "Meeting of Chaplains."

    • 1865 May 6
    • Article reporting the organization of a new association for U.S. Army chaplains in Montgomery, Alabama. The group formed committees to arrange mourning services and adopt resolutions regarding the assassination of the president. The resolutions...
    • Q69424
    • "Strung Up."

    • 1889 January 16
    • Article from The Weekly Herald about the lynching of George Meadows at Pratt Mines in Jefferson County, Alabama. Meadows, an African American, was accused of assaulting a white woman and killing her young son.
    • Q14131 - Q14137
    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • 1896 May 19
    • This article discusses the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Plessy versus Ferguson, which upheld a Louisiana law that required separate railroad cars for white and African American passengers; the court considered this...
    • Q17544
    • "The Maine Destroyed!"

    • 1898 February 16
    • This article discusses the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine in the harbor at Havana, Cuba; the cause of the explosion on board the ship was unknown at the time. In his initial report, the commander of the ship urged citizens to wait for more...
    • Q25033 - Q25034
    • "Site Selected."

    • 1898 April 19
    • The article describes the establishment of Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, in preparation for the Spanish-American War. It discusses the site for the camp; the arrival of soldiers; and supply contracts awarded to local businesses.
    • Q25022
    • "Local Regiment to Enter Camp."

    • 1898 May 5
    • This article discusses activities and news at Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. Two companies from Mobile will soon join the camp, and one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) was recently...
    • Q25025
    • "Gulf City Guards at Camp Clark."

    • 1898 May 7
    • This article discusses activities and news at Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. Two companies from Mobile are supposed to join the camp, but only one has reported as planned.
    • Q25026
    • "In Honor of the Governor."

    • 1898 May 9
    • This article discusses activities and news in two military camps in Mobile, Alabama, in preparation for the Spanish-American War; the second camp, named after Governor Joseph F. Johnston, has only recently been established. It also mentions efforts...
    • Q25029
    • "Local Military Matters."

    • 1898 May 11
    • This article discusses activities and news in the three military camps in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. It specifically mentions one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) who fainted from the heat...
    • Q25030
    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • 1900 July 3
    • This article reports on a recent meeting of the Montgomery city council, at which the aldermen discussed a proposed ordinance to segregate street railroads; the ordinance would not require separate cars for the races, which had been a concern of...
    • Q17401
    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • 1900 July 24
    • This article responds to a prediction in The Springfield Republican (a newspaper in Massachusetts) that segregated public transportation in the South would not succeed due to economic pressures: "The Republican takes the position that the...
    • Q14558
    • "Will Separate Races on Cars."

    • 1900 August 7
    • This article announces that the Montgomery city council has adopted an ordinance to segregate street cars: "...all street railroads operated in the City of Montgomery and its police jurisdiction shall provide separate accommodations for white...
    • Q17402
    • "It Means a New Constitution."

    • 1900 August 10
    • This article comments on the Democratic victories in the recent election: "In our judgment, the result means a new Constitution for Alabama...The present one is out of date, imperfect and unfitted to present conditions...The perplexing, menacing...
    • Q14561

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