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  • Time Period: 1920-1929
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    • "30 miles on a gallon / Economy that only Whippet owners enjoy."

    • 1926-10-04
    • Advertisement for Whippet automobiles from the Willys-Knight Overland Co. in Birmingham, Alabama: "Smoothness of course - and all the power and performance any light car can offer...PLUS the greatest gasoline economy the world has ever known -...
    • 2011-11-21
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929-10-26
    • This article argues that the stock market crash was inevitable because "the country had gone speculation mad"; while the country will suffer "painful consequences," the author predicts that "the shock will not be so severe as it has been on former...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Bell Rings and Roar of Stock Market Subsides."

    • 1929-10-25
    • This article describes reaction to "Black Thursday," October 24, 1929; according to the author, the atmosphere of the stock exchange was mostly calm and businesslike while the public on the street was in a frenzy: "Looking down from the meager...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Conditions Good, Says President."

    • 1929-10-26
    • This article reports that the nation's financial condition is sound despite the stock market crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The fundamental business of the country is on a sound and profitable basis, President Hoover asserted Friday, in a...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Crash May Liven Business."

    • 1929-10-30
    • "Many Branches Of Trade To Be Benefited, View Of Fiscal Officials." This article suggests that the recent stock market crash will benefit many businesses because of resulting "easy money rates, accompanied by a rejuvenated bond market and a...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Get Out the Vote."

    • 1924
    • Flier from the Alabama League of Women Voters, encouraging citizens to vote on November 4, 1924. It explains who is eligible to vote and gives reasons for participating in the election (for example, "Non-voters take the advantages and shirk the...
    • 2009-09-30
    • "Many Issues Fall to Low Levels on Wave of Selling."

    • 1929-10-28
    • This article, written the day before "Black Tuesday," reports that "prices broke wide open" in the stock market during the day: "Many of the leaders sold close to the low levels established in last Thursday's dramatic collapse in prices, and some...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Prices Collapse As Stock Mart Goes 'Haywire.'"

    • 1929-10-29
    • This article reports that stock prices have continued to fall after the crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"). Though financial leaders who met to discuss the matter seem to take "a more hopeful view of the situation," the floor of the stock...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Rush of Selling Brings History's Wildest Market."

    • 1929-10-25
    • This article gives a lively account of the stock market collapse on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The remarkable era of avid public speculation in stocks which has swept over the country during the past five years came to a climax today in the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Settlement of the Alabama Coal Miners Strike of 1920-1921."

    • 1921
    • The settlement is made up of the following sections: 1) "Agreement for submission of all matters in dispute to the governor of Alabama as sole arbitrator"; 2) "Report of committee appointed by arbitrator to ascertain facts and make...
    • 2014-06-18
    • "Stock Collapse Hits Cotton, Grain."

    • 1929-10-24
    • "Staple Off $2.50 a Bale and Wheat Declines 12 Cents." This article reports stock market conditions on "Black Thursday," when "Stocks were again dumped on the market in terrific volume...and wall Street trading facilities were completely swamped."...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Stock Market Suffers Swiftest Decline Experienced in Years."

    • 1929-10-24
    • This article describes the stock market decline on October 23: "The stock market suffered the swiftest and most hair raising drop in recent financial history today, a sweeping decline far more drastic than anything yet experienced in this modern...
    • 2010-01-25

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