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    • "'Because'...it is Convenient and Simple."

    • 1936-04-16
    • Advertisement for electric kitchen appliances from Alabama Power Company: "Can you wonder that women who own modern Electric Ranges are proud of their kitchens? You, too, can BEGIN BEING PROUD OF YOUR KITCHEN." The company advises readers to...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • 1901-04-28
    • Letter from James Foster, a 68-year-old prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama, to Governor W. J. Samford. In the letter Foster asks the governor to grant him parole. He acknowledges his guilt but argues that his good behavior makes him a worthy candidate...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • 1931-04-25
    • Thomas Walker Wallace wrote this piece for his column "Here and There," which was published in the Birmingham Reporter, an African American newspaper. In it he argues against the death penalty. While he concedes that "It seems reasonable that when...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Friendly Creek Indians."

    • 1833
    • Report submitted to the United States House of Representatives by Dixon Hall Lewis of the Committee on Indian Affairs. The committee requests "relief for certain Creek Indians of mixed blood, within the State of Alabama; and also the petitions of...
    • 2010-07-15
    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • 1900-07-24
    • This article responds to a prediction in The Springfield Republican (a newspaper in Massachusetts) that segregated public transportation in the South would not succeed due to economic pressures: "The Republican takes the position that the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "New Home Sought For State Archives."

    • 1936-07-02
    • This article discusses a campaign begun by the American Legion of Alabama to raise money for a memorial building in Montgomery, which would also function as the state archives: "The proposed fireproof building will hold the state's valuable...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "No Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861-05-22
    • This article refutes rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia, mentioning the expense and loss of stability such a move would cause: "We can hardly conceive that a body composed as is the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "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
    • "The Maine Destroyed!"

    • 1898-02-16
    • This article discusses the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine in the harbor at Havana, Cuba; the cause of the explosion on board the ship was unknown at the time. In his initial report, the commander of the ship urged citizens to wait for more...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Voter lists up by 31% after federal drive."

    • 1966-10-02
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the increase in the number of registered voters in Alabama following the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "It was an over-all gain of more than 31 per cent which affected the voter totals of virtually all...
    • 2011-01-13

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