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  • Description: editorial
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    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856-06-24
    • Editorial from the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette. The piece credits the rise of abolitionism with the South's recent efforts to formally defend slavery ("'to vindicate the truth of history'"). It then discusses the Democratic platform and...
    • 2014-06-18
    • "The Assassination of Lincoln."

    • 1865-04-24
    • Editorials published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 24, 1865, discussing the reported deaths of President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward. The first editorial denounces the assassinations, while still hoping "the entire story is a pure...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "The Assassination of the President."

    • 1865-05-01
    • Editorial published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on May 1, 1865, regarding the reported assassination of President Lincoln. Two weeks after the event, the accounts "begin to assume the semblance of truth." The author condemns the murder while...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Tone of the Eastern Press."

    • 1865-05-15
    • News and editorial opinions from several New York newspapers (such as the Times and the Tribune) regarding reaction to the assassination of Lincoln; the best strategy for dealing with former rebels; and the anticipated policies of Andrew Johnson's...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Danger from a Broken Spine!"

    • 1866-02-16
    • This editorial argues for a reinstitution of the writ of habeas corpus by drawing on a colorful statement made by President Lincoln in a message sent to General Joe Hooker: "I wouldn't take any risk of being entangled up the river, like an ox half...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Lincoln and Palmerston."

    • 1866-02-23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. In particular, the piece scoffs at the comparison drawn between Lincoln and Lord Palmerston of Great Britain: "This comparison is...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "Frothy Grandiloquence."

    • 1866-02-23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Originally published in The New York World; reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 23, 1866.
    • 2014-10-20
    • Front Page of The Woman's Journal from August 17, 1901.

    • 1901-08-17
    • Included on this page are two articles about the discussion women's suffrage during Alabama's constitutional convention. The first item (at the bottom left of the page under "Editorial Notes") mentions a proposed amendment that would allow certain...
    • 2010-11-12
    • "It Is Not To Be In Oak Park."

    • 1958-08-27
    • This editorial was written after African American citizens submitted a petition asking for Montgomery city parks to be integrated; the piece was reprinted on December 24 in response to a federal lawsuit filed to protest park segregation. The author...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "Alabamians Assail Ad Backing Dr. King."

    • 1960-04-08
    • Article from The New York Times that discusses reaction to an advertisement published by the paper, requesting funds for the legal defense of Martin Luther King, Jr. Alabamians are indignant about claims the ad made against state officials and...
    • 2010-07-27

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