During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses the journey back to his company after furlough, including traveling expenses, companions, and accommodations along the way (one night he "Camped out at...
Advertisement seeking two hundred "negro mechanics and laborers" to work at the foundry in Selma, Alabama; board, clothing, and medical service will be provided. The ad also asks for fifteen men to work on a steamboat on the Alabama River, and it...
In the first letter, written May 9, 1917, Thompson asks if an employee on her farm may be excused from the draft: "It is almost impossible to get labor and this boy is my mainstay in my 'cropping plans'...I do not know that my request is a just...
Flier from the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association, relating women's suffrage to the fight for independence during the American Revolution: "The Declaration of Independence was the direct result of taxation without representation. Either exempt...
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