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  • Date created: 2010-01-25
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    • "The Secession Jubilee."

    • 1861 January 2
    • This article describes the celebration held in Montgomery after South Carolina seceded from the Union: "The demonstration of sympathy for the gallant Palmetto State, and of rejoicing that she had at length 'disrupted every tie that bound her to the...
    • Q17483
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861 January 9
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • Q17484
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861 January 9
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • Q17488
    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861 January 16
    • "The Vote Sixty-One to Thirty-Nine!! A Glorious Day!!!" This article announces Alabama's secession from the Union: "Truly, this is glory enough for one day. Our citizens are hailing the new era with demonstrations of profoundest emotion. The...
    • Q17489
    • "The Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 February 13
    • "Constitution Adopted! Swearing Allegiance to the New Constitution! President and Vice President Elected! Davis and Stephens!" This article announces the adoption of the Confederate constitution and the election of its executive officers: "The name...
    • Q17490
    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • 1861 February 13
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the sixth and seventh days of its session. On the sixth day members took oaths of office; elected a president and vice president of the provisional government; and appointed...
    • Q17498
    • "Committee to Receive President Davis."

    • 1861 February 13
    • Letter from Governor A. B. Moore, inviting twenty-one men from Alabama to escort President-elect Jefferson Davis to Montgomery.
    • Q17499
    • "The Inauguration."

    • 1861 February 20
    • This article describes the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery: "No man, not even Gen. Washington, was ever called to preside over a people with more general acclamation and confidence than Gen. Davis. His past services and...
    • Q17502
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861 March 6
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...
    • Q17510
    • "Flag of the Confederate States."

    • 1861 March 6
    • Article discussing the first raising of the Confederate flag over the capitol; a description of the banner is included: "It consists of three bars of red and white. The upper red, middle white, lower red. The lower bar extends the whole width of...
    • Q17511
    • "The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 April 10
    • This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
    • Q17518
    • "The War Declared."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article argues that the United States government has effectively declared war on the South because it refused to receive a Confederate delegation or surrender Fort Sumter. The article also predicts that the Confederate forces will take the...
    • Q17519
    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article offers a defense of Southern secession and blames the Lincoln and the North for starting the war: "We have asked but our rights. We simply desired to be left alone, to conduct our own government free from abolition meddlesomeness....
    • Q17522
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
    • Q17523
    • "The End of the Fight--Major Anderson Surrenders."

    • 1861 April 24
    • This article describes the Major Anderson's unsuccessful attempt to hold Fort Sumter against General Beauregard's Confederate forces. It also lists the terms of surrender: the Union forces will be able to keep their arms and property; Anderson will...
    • Q17527
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861 April 24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • Q17528
    • "Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article responds to rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The author argues that no change should be made because Montgomery is a central location with access to river and railroads;...
    • Q17529
    • "No Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article refutes rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia, mentioning the expense and loss of stability such a move would cause: "We can hardly conceive that a body composed as is the...
    • Q17530
    • "Blockade Goods."

    • 1863 May 24
    • Advertisement for hardware and supplies that are usually difficult to get because of blockades.
    • Q17459
    • "A Substitute Wanted."

    • 1863 May 24
    • Advertisement seeking to hire a replacement for a Confederate soldier, "For which a liberal price will be paid."
    • Q17460
    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement offering a reward for the return of a Confederate soldier who ran away from Wayside Hospital in Demopolis, Alabama. The ad gives a full physical description.
    • Q17461
    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement offering a reward for the return of a Confederate soldier who ran away from the Selma Arsenal. The ad gives a full physical description and mentions that the deserter is probably headed to Coosa County, where he has family.
    • Q17462
    • "Moulders Wanted."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement seeking two molders to work at the Jackson Foundry in Demopolis, Alabama.
    • Q17463
    • "Wanted."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement placed by a man seeking employment in an ironworks: "Has had 23 years experience in the business, and is a refugee from Missouri."
    • Q17464
    • "Wanted to Hire 600 Negroes."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement seeking six hundred slaves to work building railroads in central Alabama.
    • Q17465
    • "Wanted to Hire, 200 Negro Men."

    • 1864 January 24
    • Advertisement seeking two hundred slave men to work at the Bibb Iron Works; for every ten men hired, "One Woman will be received." Room, board, and clothing will be provided for all workers.
    • Q17466
    • "Wanted to Hire 600 Negroes."

    • 1864 January 24
    • Advertisement seeking six hundred slaves to work building railroads in central Alabama.
    • Q17467
    • "Conscripts Under Eighteen and Over Forty-Five."

    • 1864 April 8
    • This article cites The Richmond Whig, which reports that Confederate conscription has been extended to men between the ages of 17 and 50. This was the second time the age range had been increased; originally, only men between 18 and 35 years were...
    • Q14565
    • "Sale by Executor."

    • 1864 November 20
    • Advertisement for an upcoming estate sale in Sumter County, Alabama. Included in the auction will be "11 Likely Negroes," livestock, farming tools, furniture, housewares, and "One of the most valuable plantations in the State."
    • Q17468
    • "Wanted to Hire."

    • 1864 December 4
    • 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...
    • Q17469
    • The Weekly Huntsville Advocate, Volume 40, Number 2,080.

    • 1870 October 28
    • The state and local news includes: railroads; taxation; and the 1870 election of state officers and the legislature. Much of page two is devoted to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on two cases: State of Alabama v. William C. Estes and others on...
    • Q15763, Q15768
    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • 1896 May 19
    • This article discusses the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Plessy versus Ferguson, which upheld a Louisiana law that required separate railroad cars for white and African American passengers; the court considered this...
    • Q17544
    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • 1900 July 3
    • This article reports on a recent meeting of the Montgomery city council, at which the aldermen discussed a proposed ordinance to segregate street railroads; the ordinance would not require separate cars for the races, which had been a concern of...
    • Q17401
    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • 1900 July 24
    • This article responds to a prediction in The Springfield Republican (a newspaper in Massachusetts) that segregated public transportation in the South would not succeed due to economic pressures: "The Republican takes the position that the...
    • Q14558
    • "Will Separate Races on Cars."

    • 1900 August 7
    • This article announces that the Montgomery city council has adopted an ordinance to segregate street cars: "...all street railroads operated in the City of Montgomery and its police jurisdiction shall provide separate accommodations for white...
    • Q17402
    • "It Means a New Constitution."

    • 1900 August 10
    • This article comments on the Democratic victories in the recent election: "In our judgment, the result means a new Constitution for Alabama...The present one is out of date, imperfect and unfitted to present conditions...The perplexing, menacing...
    • Q14561
    • "Race Separation."

    • 1900 August 11
    • This article cites a newspaper from Washington, D.C., which predicts that segregationist sentiment in the nation's capital will lead to "Jim Crow" street cars there: "What is true in Washington is true elsewhere, and especially in the South. The...
    • Q14562
    • "Cars Not Boycotted."

    • 1900 August 16
    • This article describes the response of African American citizens to the ordinance recently passed by the Montgomery city council, which requires segregation on street cars. Although there is "no organized boycott," most African American preachers...
    • Q17403
    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902 November 4
    • This article reports the reactions of both African American and white citizens to the new ordinance requiring segregation on Montgomery street cars: "As a rule no trouble was experienced and the only thing noticeable was the absence of negroes from...
    • Q17436
    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • 1902 November 5
    • This article compares street car ordinances in Mobile and New Orleans: "Of the two the Mobile law seems to be the best, for it does not require the making of separate compartments in the cars, but simply that white passengers shall be seated in the...
    • Q17437
    • "As to An Immigration Bureau."

    • 1902 November 7
    • This article reports that the German Immigration Society of Birmingham supports the establishment of a state immigration bureau and a commissioner who will be responsible for recruiting white farmers to Alabama. The Society stresses that it does...
    • Q17438 - Q17439
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902 November 8
    • This article criticizes an "immigration scheme" designed to attract African American citizens to a city in the midwestern United States, where "everything will be in the hands of the negro" (including city management, industry, and education). The...
    • Q17440 - Q17441

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