In the excerpt Peggy Dow discusses passing through present-day Alabama with her husband, Lorenzo, an itinerant preacher from Connecticut. She describes the landscape, accommodations, traveling conditions, and acquaintances met along the way. She...
Maxwell, an Englishman, lived in Northport, Alabama, when he wrote this letter. In it he discusses commerce, slavery, and social life in the city; river travel and shipping; a steamboat explosion; and Santa Anna's invasion of Texas.
In the passages Lyell describes the physical characteristics of the Tombigbee River and gulf coast in Alabama; discrimination against African Americans in both the North and the South; implications of emancipation for the economic and social...
In the passages Frazer discusses river travel before and after the introduction of steamboats; mentions specific boats that traveled in Alabama, including the state's first steamboat in 1818; and describes the type of cargo carried on the crafts,...
In the first letter William E. Fort, private secretary to Governor B. B. Comer, informs Hildreth that the governor has appointed him to represent Alabama at the annual convention. The other ten delegates are also listed. In the second letter W. B....
The first passage includes an excerpt from an address by Governor William Wyatt Bibb to the Alabama legislature in November 1818, in which he explains why Cahaba was chosen as the site for the state capital. The second passage includes an excerpt...
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