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United States History 1900-1930
1914-1918 Art of the First World War
100 paintings from international collections to commemmorate the
80th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Across the Generations: Exploring US History Through Family Papers
This is an online collection from the Smith College Libraries of the papers of the Bodmans, Dunhams, Garrisons, and Hales -- white, middle-class, traditional families -- whose experiences represent a portion of American society in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A PBS American Experience series documentary film about turn of the century United States
American Memory Project
From the Library of Congress
Child Labor in America 1908-1912
Photographs by Lewis W. Hine from the History Place.
How the Other Half Lives, Studies among the tenements of New York
How the Other Half Lives together with its sequel "Battle with the Slum" reveal through Riisís sensationalist prose and photography the appalling living conditions in the Lower East Side of turn-of-the-century New York City.
PBS: Not for Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
The companion website to the documentary on the woman suffragists. Includes writings, biographies, lesson plans.
Smithsonian: Between A Rock and a Hard Place: a history of American Sweatshops from 1820 to the Present
An exhibit that was put online covering information about the seamstress from 1820-1880, the tenement sweatshops from 1880-1940, and the resurgence of sweatshops from 1940-1997.
Temperance and Prohibition
An Ohio State University Project in American History.
The Triangle Factory Fire, March 25, 1911
"The fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This incidence has a great significance to this day because it highlighted the miserable working conditions to which unskilled industrial workers can be subjected." From the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives,
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
U.C. Berkeley Library Suffragists Oral History Project
Seven major figures in twentieth-century women's suffrage history are represented here with full-length oral histories.
The Wright Brothers in Photographs Collection
The Wright Brothers in Photographs Collection, is hosted by the History & Archival Collections database of the OhioLINK Digital Media Center (DMC). This collection of digital images from Wright State University Libraries' Wright Brothers Collection provides thorough coverage of the Wrights' early inventive period documenting their experimental gliders and flight testing
in both North Carolina and Ohio. The content posted to date also provides a valuable record of their home life, camp life, and the flora and fauna of the Outer Banks 100 years ago.