In the journal Blount discusses the landscape; encounters with Cherokee Indians in the area; and problems the surveyors faced during their work. He also includes a list of Cherokee words with their Creek and English equivalents.
At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
In the first letter, written March 2, Murphy criticizes the governor's interference in a strike in Piper, Alabama, where he called out the National Guard: "Now Governor, wake up, the poor working people have the same right to live as you and the...
This article from the Mobile Press-Register recounts the events of "Bloody Sunday," which some citizens claim "hastened the passage of the voting rights act by Congress" in 1965. It then examines current conditions for African Americans in the...
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