In the letter the men ask the governor to intervene on behalf of the Republicans in Calhoun County, who have been threatened and shunned because of their political views. They describe the threats and hostilities, including those against African...
In this passage Van Vorst describes living and working conditions for employees of a textile mill in Anniston, Alabama. She gives specific details about the housing and operation of the factory, and she includes several interviews with children who...
"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).
This article, by Virginia Van Der Veer, discusses the women from Alabama ("affectionately dubbed 'them wacky women' by regular soldiers") who applied to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps at Fort McClellan; it describes the selection process and...
This article discusses the training of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps officers at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, giving brief descriptions of the seven men who will teach them: "The officers insist they aren't afraid of the job of fitting women into what...
This article discusses the activities and duties of the Women's Army Corps at Fort McClellan in Alabama; it includes photographs of the WACs at work, as well as interviews with women in several different departments on the base. "The WACs are...
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