In the letter Lapsley discusses specimens of irons and ores that are being sent to McRae, who will consider them for the manufacture of arms and equipment. He also describes the supply of iron ore on the property of the Shelby Iron Company: "Mr....
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses current troop movements through the Cumberland Gap toward Kentucky,...
In the passages Gorgas gives a brief history of yellow fever in the United States, particularly in the Mississippi Valley region, and discusses the economic impact of the disease. He then focuses on Cuba, which had suffered recurring epidemics...
In the letter Lieb criticizes Carter's recent conviction of Martin Luther King, Jr., in connection with the Montgomery bus boycott. He denounces civil rights injustices in the South and compares the region to communist Russia. Though Lieb professes...
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