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Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850

http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/FAMINE/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This archive provides a series of interpretations of the Irish Potato Famine in newspapers, diaries and novels from the time. There are no official government records, census documents or shipping orders here. As the reader will see, interpretations of the Famine vary drastically according to a source's religion, ethnicity or social class. With this in mind, the resources in this archive are organized by country, with all sources following in chronological order. Standard 8.6.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1751

Investigation of Labor Conditions, 1845

http://library.uml.edu/clh/All/lab00.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a report to the committee on labor in Massachusetts in 1845 in response from petitions from workers seeking a 10-hour work day. It describes the hours and working conditions of textile workers in Lowell. Standards 8.6.0, 8.6.1

Resource ID: 199

Jews in Early Indiana

http://www.connerprairie.org/historyonline/injews.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Written by Timothy Crumrin for the Conner Prairie Living History Museum in Indiana, this well-researched site provides a comprehensive overview of the Jewish experience in America from colonial to modern times. Standards 5.4.3, 8.6.3, 11.3.1, 11.3.3 and 12.3.3

Comments: This is te is not just about Indiana.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 534

Railroad Maps 1828-1900

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are hundreds of primary source maps indexed by geographic location, subject, and railroad line that show the explosion of railroad transportation in America. The number of lines is a good guage to the amount of industrial development. Standards 8.6.2 and 8.12.1

Comments: The maps are thumbnailed for easy loading but not all are clear enough for whole class projection.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2564

Rise of Capitalism

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog07/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This website, from the Biography of America series, highlights the combination of individual enterprise and technological innovation that resulted in the Industrial Revolution. Explore the ideas of Adam Smith, learn about the Lowell Experiment, and investigate the engineering feats behind the development of Chicago. You will find a full transcript of the video for which the site was developed, a set of maps, and an interactive timeline. Standards 8.6.1 and 8.6.2

Comments: You will need the Flash plugin to fully experience the map. The Webography has a valuable collection of resources.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2647

Slavery and Religion in America: A Time Line 1440-1866

http://www.mamiwata.com/bchurch.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Beginning in 1440 this timeline outlines the relationship between religious beliefs and moral thinking and the institution of slavery. Standards 5.4.6, 8.7.2 and 8.7.4

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2785

Slavery Divides North and South: 1819-1854

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog09/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: When Northern writer Frederick Law Olmsted toured the South in the 1850's, he could not comprehend slavery. In Louisiana he interviewed a slave, and he asked him what would he do if he were free. The slave responded that he would work, save money, buy a house and land, and he would visit his mother back in Virginia. Olmsted asked how was it possible that slaveholders could handle simply as property a creature possessing such human passions and feelings. On the other hand, Southerners also had plenty to say about Northern society. George Fitzhugh, a self-taught Virginian, published several books during the 1850s about life in the North. Northern society, he said, was a failure. Wage labor was far more exploitative than slave labor. Free laborers, he claimed, had not a thousandth part of the rights and liberties of Negro slaves. Northern workers, he thought, were slaves without masters, subject to the moral cannibalism of capitalists. Learn more about the clash of views that led to sectional divisions and finally civil war in America in the 19th century. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.3, 8.7.2 and 8.9.5

Comments: This Biography of America site includes a primary source graphic and a Webography with links to primary documents, an interactive timeline, and a transcription of the video on which the site is based.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2786

Sojourner Truth

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/truth/1850/1850.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Born into slavery, Sojourner Truth was easily one of the earliest human and women's rights activists. Here is information about her life from the Build-a-Book project that uses Sojourner Truth's own words to Olive Gilbert. Standards 8.6.4 and 8.6.6

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2800

Susan B. Anthony House

http://www.susanbanthonyhouse.org/main.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The biography of Susan B. Anthony is divided into sections based on her work as an Abolitionist, an educational reformer, labor activist, temperance worker, suffragist, and women's rights campaigner. Developed by the Anthony House in Rochester, this site has overview information but is not in-depth. There is also a timeline, a virtual tour of the home and neighborhood, and a bibliography of links. Standards 8.6.6 and 11.10.7

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2895

The Reform Impulse

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog08/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In reaction to the dark side of the Industrial Revolution was a large reform movement emcompassing the Second Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, and the suffragist struggle. Learn about key events in the efforts to bring America more in line with the philosophical goal set out in the Declaration of Independence. This Biography of America site has a map, an interactive timeline, a transcript of the video on which it is based and webography. Standards 8.6.6 and 8.9.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3076

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