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    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861 January 16
    • "The Vote Sixty-One to Thirty-Nine!! A Glorious Day!!!" This article announces Alabama's secession from the Union: "Truly, this is glory enough for one day. Our citizens are hailing the new era with demonstrations of profoundest emotion. The...
    • Q17489
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861 January 9
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • Q17484
    • "As to An Immigration Bureau."

    • 1902 November 7
    • This article reports that the German Immigration Society of Birmingham supports the establishment of a state immigration bureau and a commissioner who will be responsible for recruiting white farmers to Alabama. The Society stresses that it does...
    • Q17438 - Q17439
    • "B on Hand During the Fair."

    • 1917 November
    • Advertisement card for the Henry County Fair in Abbeville, Alabama; the fair was held from November 12 to 17. The following is printed on the back: "We Want You to take a day or more off during fair time - help make up the biggest, jolliest crowd...
    • Q57167 - Q57168
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929 October 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...
    • Q17412
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861 April 24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • Q17528
    • "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...
    • Q24122 - Q24131
    • "Colored Citizens Mass Meeting."

    • 1900
    • Flyer for a prohibition meeting organized by African American ministers in Birmingham, Alabama. The meeting was held "to protest against colored women visiting barrooms and barroom premises. Also against children visiting such places, for whisky...
    • Q26126
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861 January 9
    • 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...
    • Q17488
    • "Emigration to California."

    • 1849 March 23
    • Brief notice about western settlement: "The tide of emigration to California knows no abatement. Ship load after ship load leaves our shores. We rejoice to know that citizens of good character constitute so large a portion of the emigrants."
    • Q14490
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
    • Q17523
    • "Heed Their Rising Voices."

    • 1960 March 29
    • Copy of an advertisement published in The New York Times by the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South. The ad describes nonviolent civil rights demonstrations across the South, specifically mentioning a...
    • Q25058 - Q25060, Q25068
    • "It Means a New Constitution."

    • 1900 August 10
    • This article comments on the Democratic victories in the recent election: "In our judgment, the result means a new Constitution for Alabama...The present one is out of date, imperfect and unfitted to present conditions...The perplexing, menacing...
    • Q14561
    • "Law Abiding Democrats to the Front!"

    • 1877-1878 circa
    • Leaflet addressed to Democrats in Dallas County, Alabama, urging them to vote for the "good and true men" of the party, who will not resort to illegal methods to gain political power: "They will tell you, that when bad men are elected to office,...
    • Q12162 - Q12163
    • "No Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 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...
    • Q17530
    • "Race Separation."

    • 1900 August 11
    • This article cites a newspaper from Washington, D.C., which predicts that segregationist sentiment in the nation's capital will lead to "Jim Crow" street cars there: "What is true in Washington is true elsewhere, and especially in the South. The...
    • Q14562
    • "Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 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;...
    • Q17529
    • "S.C., Fla. Argue Over Bones Of Indian Chief."

    • 1951
    • This article discusses the argument between the states "over the final resting place of Seminole chief Osceola." Osceola died in prison in South Carolina, where he was buried, but representatives of Florida want his remains to be returned to their...
    • Q38024 - Q38026
    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856 June 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...
    • Q62220
    • "Stand Up for America: It Takes Courage."

    • 1972 March 8
    • Paid political advertisement for George Wallace, which appeared in the Fort Pierce Shopper. The ad features a list of Wallace's aims and attributes, each beginning with a letter of his name ("Washington is his goal"; "Alabama - proof of his...
    • Q30151
    • "The Montgomery Meeting."

    • 1865 May 26
    • Resolutions adopted by a meeting of citizens in Montgomery, Alabama, regarding reconciliation with the United States after the end of the Civil War: "Resolved, that we hereby pledge to the Government of the United States our earnest and zealous...
    • Q69412
    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article offers a defense of Southern secession and blames the Lincoln and the North for starting the war: "We have asked but our rights. We simply desired to be left alone, to conduct our own government free from abolition meddlesomeness....
    • Q17522
    • "This Time Vote American Independent Party."

    • 1970
    • Brochure promoting the American Independent Party in California. The publication discusses the principles, goals, and candidates of the party, which was "founded on the tradition and ideals of George C. Wallace, our founder and recognized national...
    • Q12964 - Q12965
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861 March 6
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...
    • Q17510
    • "VE (Victory in Europe) Plan for Jefferson County, Alabama."

    • 1944
    • Plan developed by a committee called together by Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor "for the purpose of considering ways and means of coordinating plans for the proper observance of VE Day"; the theme of the celebration will be "Every Citizen at...
    • Q34180 - Q34181
    • "Wallace for Governor: 'Our kind of man.'"

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    • Leaflet promoting George Wallace in the 1970 gubernatorial campaign. It discusses his stance on issues such as taxation, medical service, public education, gender equality ("Alabama's women will have their rightful place in state government"),...
    • Q29984 - Q29985
    • "Who Is the State of Alabama?"

    • 1923
    • Leaflet issued by the Statewide Campaign Committee for the Abolishment of the Convict Contract System, explaining why the campaign has failed thus far: "No successful effort was made to develop a comprehensive system of employing convicts then...
    • Q15061 - Q15063
    • "You Must Vote - If We're to Keep Alabama White!

    • 1960 May
    • Flier issued by the Committee for Free Democratic Electors, encouraging voters to choose electors who "will protect to the utmost our Southern Way of Life" when participating in the 1960 presidential election. They oppose the "National 'Loyalist'...
    • Q48491
    • ALABAMA CITY: ITS LOCATION AND THE ADVANTAGES IT OFFERS THE WORKINGMAN.

    • 1907 circa
    • Pamphlet published by the Dwight Manufacturing Company to attract potential employees to the area: "The object of this booklet is to bring to your attention conditions, as they exist in Alabama City,--all of the above being exactly as represented...
    • Q12415 - Q12424, Q13802 - Q13856
    • Biennial report of the Alabama Insane Hospital in Tuscaloosa.

    • 1891-1892
    • Dr. Peter Bryce, the hospital's first superintendent, died before the end of the two-year term covered in this report. In an introductory statement, the members of the board of trustees praise Bryce's work and announce that he will be succeeded by...
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    • Charge to the grand jury by Judge Charles Tait.

    • 1825 June 20
    • In his introduction, Tait reminds the men of the jury that they are performing a vital civic duty: "We should never forget that true patriotism consists in devotion to our constitutions and the laws emanating from them - that there is no true...
    • Q13943 - Q13951, Q14252
    • Copies of slave records created by members of the Creek Nation.

    • 1821-1830
    • Most of the documents deal with either the emancipation of slaves or the transfer of slave ownership to other family members. In addition to these records, there is a resolution (dated June 29, 1825) in which leaders of the Broken Arrow Council...
    • Q22673 - Q22689

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