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    • Letter from J. Gayle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to John Coffee.

    • 1831 January 14
    • In the letter Gayle discusses former Governor Moore's response to Coffee's recent correspondence; Moore denies Coffee's account of a conversation regarding the conflict between him and Colonel John McKinley. Gayle feels that his "retraction is a...
    • Q21651 - Q21654
    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856 June 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...
    • Q62220
    • "Late Northern News!"

    • 1865 April 22
    • Reports from Memphis, Tennessee, giving details and updates about the death of President Lincoln (published in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser on April 22, 1865). They also state that Secretary of State Seward has been killed, but that...
    • Q69415
    • "Lincoln and Palmerston."

    • 1866 February 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...
    • Q70346
    • "The Murder of President Lincoln."

    • 1866 April 15
    • Report published a year after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that John Wilkes Booth was not the real murderer of the president. It also speculates that Booth was not killed in Virginia but rather fled the country after the event....
    • Q70337
    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • 1931 April 25
    • Thomas Walker Wallace wrote this piece for his column "Here and There," which was published in the Birmingham Reporter, an African American newspaper. In it he argues against the death penalty. While he concedes that "It seems reasonable that when...
    • Q24978
    • Letter from Frank W. Boykin to Jack Boykin.

    • 1947 June 15
    • In this letter to his son, Frank puts Jack in charge of settling the titles on a large piece of property owned by the family. He writes that he is proud of his sons and wants them to handle the financial and legal details of his personal business.
    • Q5870 - Q5873
    • "It Is Not To Be In Oak Park."

    • 1958 August 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...
    • Q20169

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