A Guide to the John Witherspoon DuBose Narrative, 1912
Born to Elizabeth Boykin and Kimbrough Cassels Dubose in Darlington district, South Carolina, John Witherspoon Dubose (1836-1918) studied at Columbia College. After inheriting land and slaves, he planted cotton in Marengo County, Alabama, for over 25 years. A Democrat, Dubose voted for Alabama's secession and was appointed county delegate to the State Democratic Convention of 1872. He was also a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church and the Ku Klux Klan. In 1884, Dubose moved to Birmingham, where he worked as editor of several weekly newspapers and wrote numerous articles on Alabama history.
Dubose, Joel Witherspoon. "Dubose, John Witherspoon - Montgomery County, Alabama." Alabama Pioneers. Accessed May 17, 2011.
A historical essay composes the John Witherspoon Dubose Narrative, 1912, documenting the Reconstruction Era in Alabama. Originally published in the Birmingham Age Herald, the narrative, titled "Ten Years in Alabama, 1865-1874," details the state's struggle to restore governmental, economic, and social order following the Civil War.
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John Witherspoon DuBose Narrative, 1912, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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