Porter served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1832 to 1834 and from 1837 to 1839. In the letter he discusses political matters, such as the lack of local support for Martin Van Buren and competition between the Whig and Democratic...
In the letter Terrell withdraws his name from consideration for appointment at a new land office in Alabama, and he describes his disappointment with President Van Buren's policy toward banks and public money: "Well sir, the president recommended...
In this passage Van Vorst describes living and working conditions for employees of a textile mill in Anniston, Alabama. She gives specific details about the housing and operation of the factory, and she includes several interviews with children who...
This article, by Virginia Van Der Veer, discusses the women from Alabama ("affectionately dubbed 'them wacky women' by regular soldiers") who applied to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps at Fort McClellan; it describes the selection process and...
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