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 letter Smith describes English sentiment toward the Civil War: "By a chance I had an opportunity to learn the silent feelings of all the most intelligent gentlemen were with the South before the Manassas Battle: and here the Southern cause...
A petition organized by Nancy Cunard of Hours Press representing London and Paris-based artists, intellectuals, and thinkers. It demands "impartial justice" through the "unconditional and immediate liberation" of all nine Scottsboro boys and...
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