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    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902-11-08
    • This article criticizes an "immigration scheme" designed to attract African American citizens to a city in the midwestern United States, where "everything will be in the hands of the negro" (including city management, industry, and education). The...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Alabama Voters To Determine Fate Of Third National Party?"

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    • Article written by Bill Kennedy for his column, "Branch Head Bill Says!" In it Kennedy promotes George Wallace because he poses the "threat of a third national party," which he proved when he "organized and led a 10-million-vote...
    • 2010-11-08
    • "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
    • "Blockade Goods."

    • 1863-05-24
    • Advertisement for hardware and supplies that are usually difficult to get because of blockades.
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Civil Rights in Alabama."

    • 1874
    • In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
    • 2010-07-15
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861-01-09
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for 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
    • "Flying Squadrons Closing Down Mills."

    • 1934-09-07
    • This article discusses the involvement of transient union members in Southern mills during the nationwide textile strike: "Flying squadrons are closing down mills in the south and east when there is a small minority of union operatives in any plant...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • 1902-12-02
    • This article reports that the president of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company is challenging the new city ordinance requiring white and African American passengers to be seated in separate sections on street cars. His company is having trouble...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Orville Wright Plans Changes."

    • 1910-03-26
    • This article explains that upcoming trial flights at the training camp in Montgomery, Alabama, may be delayed because of adjustments made to the design of the aircraft. The article also discusses the admittance of visitors to the camp: "After the...
    • 2010-06-09
    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • 1902-11-05
    • This article compares street car ordinances in Mobile and New Orleans: "Of the two the Mobile law seems to be the best, for it does not require the making of separate compartments in the cars, but simply that white passengers shall be seated in the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861-05-22
    • This article responds to rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The author argues that no change should be made because Montgomery is a central location with access to river and railroads;...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Senator Bankhead Votes 'No.'"

    • 1909-11-09
    • This leaflet reprints a letter that Senator John H. Bankhead wrote to Frank V. Evans, editor of The Walker County News. In it he explains why he does not support the proposed prohibition amendment to the Alabama constitution. He argues that...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902-12-02
    • This article reports that the city ordinance segregating street cars is still in force, despite a local company's decision to ignore it. The head of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company adopted this policy because of uncooperative passengers and...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "She Has...A Right to Be Proud."

    • 1936-02-27
    • Advertisement for electric kitchen appliances from Alabama Power Company: "She lives in a modest home--one built away back in 1920--but it isn't out of date. Her husband makes just a modest income, but in their home she enjoys the conveniences of...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856-06-24
    • Editorial from the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette. The piece credits the rise of abolitionism with the South's recent efforts to formally defend slavery ("'to vindicate the truth of history'"). It then discusses the Democratic platform and...
    • 2014-06-18
    • "Stocks Dip to Lows After Rally from Panicky Sales."

    • 1929-10-29
    • This article reports than an Iowan senator has predicted nationwide panic and bankruptcy because of the ongoing declines on Wall Street. The article also describes stock market conditions after "Black Tuesday," mentioning efforts by financial...
    • 2010-01-25

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