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    • "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
    • "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
    • "Danger from a Broken Spine!"

    • 1866-02-16
    • This editorial argues for a reinstitution of the writ of habeas corpus by drawing on a colorful statement made by President Lincoln in a message sent to General Joe Hooker: "I wouldn't take any risk of being entangled up the river, like an ox half...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • 1905-05-17
    • This article reports that African Americans in Pensacola, Florida, are boycotting street railroads to protest a proposed segregation ordinance. The article argues that while this response is common in cities with similar laws, the boycotts are...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The German Warnings No Justification."

    • 1915-05-09
    • This article discusses the notices issued by the German embassy before the Lusitania set sail, which informed passengers that they would be traveling in a war zone on a ship that might be subject to attack. The article argues that such warnings do...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "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
    • "The War Declared."

    • 1861-04-17
    • This article argues that the United States government has effectively declared war on the South because it refused to receive a Confederate delegation or surrender Fort Sumter. The article also predicts that the Confederate forces will take the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "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
    • Letter from "A Concerned White Voter" to Governor-elect George Wallace.

    • 1962-09-27
    • The letter asks Wallace to reconsider his opposition to the integration of the University of Mississippi. The author argues that racial strife will harm the nation ("What more could Russia ask?") and urges the new governor to enter office with a...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "The Slavery Question in California."

    • 1949-04-06
    • The article argues that slavery will not be permitted in California and quotes a statement from a New York newspaper: "No action of Congress can decide the question; it is already decided by the impossibility of retaining slaves, by the character...
    • 2009-08-24

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