In the letter McRae encourages the president to establish an armory at Selma, a proposal he had unsuccessfully made to the Confederate government before: "I therefore take the liberty of again addressing you on the subject and to urge the absolute...
In the letter Mrs. Smoot explains that her fourteen-year-old daughter will soon lose her job because of recent legislation addressing child labor: "Monday President Roosevelt's new rule for textile mills becomes effective and while it is a...
The passage includes excerpts from federal legislation dealing with the Freedmen's Bureau. "Rules and Regulations for Assistant Commissioners" stresses that "the officer should never forget that no substitute for slavery, like apprenticeship...
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