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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 Will Secede."

    • 1861-01-09
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861-04-24
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Group Led by Boykin."

    • 1957-00-00
    • This article describes a group of Southern Democratic congressmen, led by Boykin, who oppose pending civil rights legislation.
    • 2009-09-15
    • "Heed Their Rising Voices."

    • 1960-03-29
    • 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...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Law Abiding Democrats to the Front!"

    • 1877
    • 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,...
    • 2009-06-25
    • "Mill Whistles Sound, Workers Back on Jobs."

    • 1934-09-26
    • This article discusses the resumption of activity in several of Huntsville's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike): "No discriminations of any kind were reported today as the textile...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Miners, Fight To Win! Steel Workers, Strike!"

    • 1934
    • Flier issued by the Communist Party in Birmingham, Alabama, urging local steel industry employees ("Working men and women, white and Negro!") to join the general miners' strike: "The miners' strike must be won! They can win the war against the NRA...
    • 2011-01-13
    • "Montevallo's New $87,000 Bridge Will Be Open In A Few Days."

    • 1936-07-23
    • This article discusses the completion of a bridge over the Southern Railway tracks and Shoal Creek in Montevallo, Alabama. The bridge was built as part of the Works Progress Administration: "The new bridge pictured above bears the distinction of...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "New Bridge Soon to Be Open."

    • 1936-04-30
    • This article discusses the completion of a bridge over the Southern Railway tracks and Shoal Creek in Montevallo, Alabama: "Montevallo will hail the opening of the new bridge with much joy. It will make a most fitting and impressive entrance to the...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Official Score Book" of the Montgomery Base Ball Club.

    • 1914
    • The Montgomery Billikens were a minor league team and members of the Southern League. The book is full of advertisements (including many for alcohol), but it also gives game schedules, park rules, and score cards: "In preparing this Score Book we...
    • 2014-05-15
    • "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
    • "Roberts Says Loss Is Heavy."

    • 1934-07-17
    • This article discusses the proposed statewide textile strike and its effects. Scott Roberts, president of the Alabama Cotton Manufacturing Association, reports that mill owners may choose to close their businesses temporarily, before employees can...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861-04-17
    • 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....
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Underwood and Prohibition."

    • 1923
    • Leaflet issued by the Underwood Campaign Committee for Alabama, during Senator Oscar Underwood's run for president of the United States. The publication defends his position on the prohibition issue; while Underwood originally opposed the...
    • 2010-04-23

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