Account of the Union raid in Selma, Alabama, as remembered by Sarah Ellen Phillips. She describes an attack on a Confederate scouting party; her father's escape to Perry County; and the ransacking of local homes, including her own. In particular...
In this passage Leon Alexander, a coal miner and union organizer in Alabama, recalls living and working under Jim Crow laws and his early efforts to fight them. He discusses father's work in the United Mine Workers and the unsuccessful miners'...
In the first passage C. E. Bracknell describes the living conditions and company school at Gobbler's Knob, a village for steelworkers in Jefferson County. The second passage includes accounts by E. L. Lovelady and C. E. Bracknell. Lovelady, who...
In this letter to his former personal secretary, Boykin thanks him for his loyalty and hard work, recalls experiences they shared, and gives news of mutual acquaintances. Lucas worked with Boykin for over fifty years.
In the letter Davidson describes how he spent his Christmas and New Year's holidays, and he recalls the social events Mrs. Prentiss organized for the soldiers in Alabama: "I really would [have] enjoyed being there for your Xmas parties and dances....
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