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    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement offering a reward for the return of a Confederate soldier who ran away from the Selma Arsenal. The ad gives a full physical description and mentions that the deserter is probably headed to Coosa County, where he has family.
    • Q17462
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902 November 8
    • 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...
    • Q17440 - Q17441
    • "Alabama greets...Mr. Farley."

    • 1938 April 28
    • Program for a banquet at Fort Dixie, where James A. Farley, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will give an address. A "Human Welfare Menu" will be served, with dishes such as WPA Chicken, PWA Potatoes, and FHA Lettuce with TVA Dressing.
    • Q15161 - Q15162
    • "Boost Boykin for High Post."

    • 1936 January 11
    • This article describes efforts to have Boykin appointed to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, where his constituents feel he could serve them best. From The Mobile Times.
    • Q6449
    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • 1931 April 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...
    • Q24978
    • "Efforts Being Made to Break Textile Tie-Up."

    • 1934 September 17
    • This article discusses the progress of the nationwide textile strike. While several states have called up state troops to open picketed mills, the government in Alabama has not interfered with the strike: "These disturbances were in sharp contrast...
    • Q24993
    • "Flying Squadrons Closing Down Mills."

    • 1934 September 7
    • 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...
    • Q24988 - Q24989
    • "Gulf City Guards at Camp Clark."

    • 1898 May 7
    • This article discusses activities and news at Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. Two companies from Mobile are supposed to join the camp, but only one has reported as planned.
    • Q25026
    • "Local Military Matters."

    • 1898 May 11
    • This article discusses activities and news in the three military camps in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. It specifically mentions one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) who fainted from the heat...
    • Q25030
    • "Local Regiment to Enter Camp."

    • 1898 May 5
    • This article discusses activities and news at Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. Two companies from Mobile will soon join the camp, and one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) was recently...
    • Q25025
    • "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
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902 December 2
    • 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...
    • Q17448 - Q17449
    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902 November 4
    • This article reports the reactions of both African American and white citizens to the new ordinance requiring segregation on Montgomery street cars: "As a rule no trouble was experienced and the only thing noticeable was the absence of negroes from...
    • Q17436
    • "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
    • "Textile Strike in State Looms."

    • 1934 July 15
    • This article discusses the textile strike in Alabama City, Albertville, and Guntersville, which is expected to become a statewide movement soon: "There is little doubt the strike will be called to begin within the next few days as all of the unions...
    • Q24980
    • "Voter lists up by 31% after federal drive."

    • 1966 October 2
    • 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...
    • Q34221
    • 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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    • Correspondence dealing with a proposed dog fight in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    • 1934 January
    • The first two letters, written January 20 and 22, 1934, are from American Humane Association representatives Richard C. Craven and N. J. Walker. They inform Governor Benjamin Miller of dog fights to be held in Tuscaloosa by the American Pit Bull...
    • Q12331 - Q12335
    • Excerpts from a journal kept for several years by C. J. Hildreth.

    • 1889-1895
    • In the journal Hildreth writes about his personal life and business in New Decatur, Alabama (also known as Albany), where he worked as a printer and newspaper editor. In the entries included here, he discusses how he came to settle in New Decatur...
    • Q16862 - Q16877
    • General Order Number 18, issued by General Joseph E. Johnston.

    • 1865 April 27
    • The order deals with the cessation of hostilities at the end of the Civil War: "...the officers and men of this army are to bind themselves not to take up arms against the United States untill [sic] properly released from that obligation and shall...
    • Q48399 - Q48400
    • Incomplete letter from Bolling Hall, Jr., to his father in Alabama.

    • 1861 circa
    • From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he describes a recent battle ("one of the most complete victories ever gained"), which took place on a Sunday: "It was certainly an eventful day. The...
    • Q38968 - Q38971
    • Letter from E. V. Clements in West Liberty, Virginia to his brother.

    • 1859 October 9
    • In the letter Clements gives personal and community news to his brother, who is no longer living at home. He mentions his recent illness; young women he and his friends are interested in; his plans for school ("I am not going to school no where yet...
    • Q11932 - Q11933
    • Letter from Frank and Ocllo Boykin to Frances Smith.

    • 1959 March 18
    • This letter gives the details for the upcoming National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., where Frances's daughter Ocllo will represent Alabama in the parade.
    • Q5899 - Q5903
    • Letter from Henry Semple in Wartrace, Tennessee, to his wife, Emily.

    • 1863 May 1
    • During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he describes the weather and conditions in camp,...
    • Q38364 - Q38366
    • Letter from Howell Rose in Coosa County, Alabama, to Bolling Hall.

    • 1850
    • In the letter Rose discusses a disturbance among the slaves on his plantation, and he asks Hall to investigate the matter: "I must...ask you to ride over to my plantation and ascertain...the fact of the assembling of white men there on the Sabbath,...
    • Q46449 - Q46450

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