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Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
This book tells of the life of Henry Goings, born Elisha Turner, who escapes from slavery. Goings was born in Virginia and brought to Florence where he worked on the Smith plantation near the Forks of Cypress.
The Negro Motorist Green Book, 1949
This is a link to a 1949 "Green Book," which was a guidebook for African American tourists published between 1936 and 1966. The books helped African American travelers find accomodations in segregated cities, as well as to identify businesses across…
Father of the Blues: An Autobiography
This book is an autobiography of W.C. Handy.
"SELF-EMANCIPATION – JOHN BURTWELL"
This is a link to an account of the escape of John Burtwell, who was a slave of steamboat captain and Florence, Alabama resident John Trumball Burtwell.
"A SLAVE FAMILY'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM"
This is an account of Peter Still, who purchased his freedom from slavery in Tuscumbia.
"BLACK AMERICAN RELIGION - - -FROM SLAVERY TO SEGREGATION"
This is an article about African American religion, with an emphasis on the Shoals area.
"SOME ASPECTS OF SLAVERY IN THE MUSCLE SHOALS AREA"
This is an article about slavery in the Shoals area.
When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War
A history of the formation of the Republican Party in Wisconsin in 1854, its campaign on behalf of abolition in Kansas, and its actions during the Civil War, focusing in particular on the Radical Republicans like Charles Sumner, Salmon P. Chase, Lucy…
West Florence Neighborhood Plan
"The West Florence Neighborhood Plan is an extension and detailing of the City of Florence Comprehensive Plan. The neighborhood plan was developed through a series of meetings and community presentation that included local residents, the
"SLAVE MISSIONS AND MEMBERSHIP IN NORTH ALABAMA"
This is a link to a thesis written by Eric Blake McLendon that concerns religion during slavery in north Alabama.