Most of the act deals with the punishment of slaves who have violated the law. Possible offenses include running away; gaming; stealing; selling merchandise; carrying weapons; drinking alcohol; "assembling in great numbers...and drumming or making...
The act attempts to protect the "Infant Colony" from disorder and idleness: "Whereas Drunkness and Debauchery in every Community tend very much to inervate [sic] the Constitutions of such unhappy persons as are addicted to those Vices, and when...
The book includes exercises and notes on several specific concepts. As an adult, Cumming moved with his wife and children from Scotland to North America, eventually settling in Alabama. His daughter, Kate, served as a nurse during the Civil War.
Flier issued by the Communist Party, U.S.A., in Birmingham, Alabama. It describes the background and progress of the strike; identifies the "open enemies of the strikers"; lists of the demands of the United Textile Workers of America; and stresses...
In the first letter, written August 13, 1934, Judge Speake describes the strike at a local company, where "strikers are walking around, armed with shot-guns, pistols and rifles." He asks the governor to send the militia to help local authorities...
In the first letter, written September 18, 1934, Darby describes the effect of the current national textile strike on his company. Armed strikers have been threatening employees, so the mill has been shut down. He asks the state to intercede since...
Gorman was the chairman of the National Special Strike Committee of the union. In the message he announces that a strike will soon begin in textile mills across the country. He explains the workers' demands and maintains that "our strike will be an...
In the message Wells asks the governor to forbid the "invasion of one county by forces flying squadrons...from another county." He is referring to groups of strikers who traveled to Southern mills promoting union involvement.
In the message Woolf commends the governor for not sending National Guardsmen to interfere with the textile strike: "Seven hundred workers out and peace and quiet prevails but if guards were stationed here trouble would be inevitable."
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