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  • Date created: 2010-07-27
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    • Alabama Constitution of 1861.

    • 1861 January 7
    • Also known as the "Secession Constitution." The preamble states that "We, the people of the State of Alabama, having separated ourselves from the government known as the United States of America..." The constitution includes the following articles:...
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    • Letter from William Riley Jones in Morton, Mississippi, to his wife, Mary.

    • 1863 August 20
    • 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 me mentions that "tha hant now body desurted in some time thow i bleave that thay...
    • Q24718 - Q24719
    • Letter from William Riley Jones in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Mary.

    • 1863 August 29
    • 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. When he wrote this letter, he and his regiment were about to travel by boat to Montgomery, on...
    • Q24720 - Q24721
    • "The Maine Destroyed!"

    • 1898 February 16
    • This article discusses the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine in the harbor at Havana, Cuba; the cause of the explosion on board the ship was unknown at the time. In his initial report, the commander of the ship urged citizens to wait for more...
    • Q25033 - Q25034
    • "Site Selected."

    • 1898 April 19
    • The article describes the establishment of Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, in preparation for the Spanish-American War. It discusses the site for the camp; the arrival of soldiers; and supply contracts awarded to local businesses.
    • Q25022
    • "Local Regiment to Enter Camp."

    • 1898 May 5
    • This article discusses activities and news at Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. Two companies from Mobile will soon join the camp, and one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) was recently...
    • Q25025
    • "Gulf City Guards at Camp Clark."

    • 1898 May 7
    • This article discusses activities and news at Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. Two companies from Mobile are supposed to join the camp, but only one has reported as planned.
    • Q25026
    • "In Honor of the Governor."

    • 1898 May 9
    • This article discusses activities and news in two military camps in Mobile, Alabama, in preparation for the Spanish-American War; the second camp, named after Governor Joseph F. Johnston, has only recently been established. It also mentions efforts...
    • Q25029
    • "Local Military Matters."

    • 1898 May 11
    • This article discusses activities and news in the three military camps in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. It specifically mentions one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) who fainted from the heat...
    • Q25030
    • "Accused Ravishing Huntsville Girls."

    • 1931 March 25
    • This article gives details about the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys" and their alleged assault of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price ("one of the most brutal attacks in the history of the Tennessee Valley").
    • Q24889
    • "How the Nine Arrests at Scottsboro Were Effected."

    • 1931 March 26
    • This article gives an account of the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys," which was submitted by a traveling salesman. It describes the appearance and behavior of the nine young men and the two women they were accused of assaulting, and it mentions...
    • Q24893
    • "Revolting in Last Degree in Story of Girls."

    • 1931 March 26
    • This article gives details about the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys" and their alleged assault of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price ("one of the most horrible ever perpetrated in the United States"). Three National Guard companies were called up to...
    • Q24896, Q24900
    • "Negroes Riot in Gadsden to Protest Doom."

    • 1931 April 10
    • This article discusses the rioting in the Etowah County jail by eight of the "Scottsboro Boys," who had been convicted and given the death penalty: "When finally quieted and asked what was the matter, one of the negroes replied, 'We just don't like...
    • Q24943
    • "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
    • "Mill Workers Go on a Strike."

    • 1934 July 13
    • "Dwight Cotton Mills First of Alabama Textiles to Meet Labor Tie-Up." This article lists the workers' demands and mentions that representatives of the textile union will soon meet to discuss the possibility of a statewide strike.
    • Q24979
    • "Textile Strike in State Looms."

    • 1934 July 15
    • This article discusses the textile strike in Alabama City, Albertville, and Guntersville, which is expected to become a statewide movement soon: "There is little doubt the strike will be called to begin within the next few days as all of the unions...
    • Q24980
    • "Roberts Says Loss Is Heavy."

    • 1934 July 17
    • This article discusses the proposed statewide textile strike and its effects. Scott Roberts, president of the Alabama Cotton Manufacturing Association, reports that mill owners may choose to close their businesses temporarily, before employees can...
    • Q24985 - Q24986
    • "Alabama Mills Closed 100 P. C. Is Union Claim."

    • 1934 July 17
    • "25,000 Workers Walk Out From Their Jobs / No Disorders Marked Opening of Strike / Six Points Contained in Demands Of Workers For Ending Shut-Down." This article discusses the statewide textile strike by members of the United Textile Workers of...
    • Q24985, Q24987
    • "Flying Squadrons Closing Down Mills."

    • 1934 September 7
    • This article discusses the involvement of transient union members in Southern mills during the nationwide textile strike: "Flying squadrons are closing down mills in the south and east when there is a small minority of union operatives in any plant...
    • Q24988 - Q24989
    • "Efforts Being Made to Break Textile Tie-Up."

    • 1934 September 17
    • This article discusses the progress of the nationwide textile strike. While several states have called up state troops to open picketed mills, the government in Alabama has not interfered with the strike: "These disturbances were in sharp contrast...
    • Q24993
    • "Anniston Mills Running Again."

    • 1934 September 26
    • "Normal Employment Is Expected To Be Reached In A Short Time." This article discusses the resumption of activity in Calhoun County's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike).
    • Q25001
    • "Mill Whistles Sound, Workers Back on Jobs."

    • 1934 September 26
    • This article discusses the resumption of activity in several of Huntsville's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike): "No discriminations of any kind were reported today as the textile...
    • Q25002
    • "She Has...A Right to Be Proud."

    • 1936 February 27
    • Advertisement for electric kitchen appliances from Alabama Power Company: "She lives in a modest home--one built away back in 1920--but it isn't out of date. Her husband makes just a modest income, but in their home she enjoys the conveniences of...
    • Q24965
    • "'Because'...it is Convenient and Simple."

    • 1936 April 16
    • Advertisement for electric kitchen appliances from Alabama Power Company: "Can you wonder that women who own modern Electric Ranges are proud of their kitchens? You, too, can BEGIN BEING PROUD OF YOUR KITCHEN." The company advises readers to...
    • Q24966
    • "New Bridge Soon to Be Open."

    • 1936 April 30
    • This article discusses the completion of a bridge over the Southern Railway tracks and Shoal Creek in Montevallo, Alabama: "Montevallo will hail the opening of the new bridge with much joy. It will make a most fitting and impressive entrance to the...
    • Q24969

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