During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses food available in camp ("well supplied in the eating line); clothing he needs; weather in the area; possible troop movements and campaigns; his low...
At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it he reports on conditions in the Chilton County jail, where there are twenty-five prisoners (six white men, eighteen African American men, and one African...
This article argues that the stock market crash was inevitable because "the country had gone speculation mad"; while the country will suffer "painful consequences," the author predicts that "the shock will not be so severe as it has been on former...
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