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Showing Grade 11, Unit 2a, Industry and Urban Issues
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Evoluton of the Conservation Movement 1850-1920

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920, documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress. Standard 8.12.5, 11.2.9, 11.11.5

Comments: This is part of the PBS site "Borders."

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1136

Inside an American Factory at the Turn of the Century

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: See pictures and read primary and secondary material about Westlinghouse in the early 1900s. Standard 8.12.1 and 11.2.1

Comments: This is part of the fabulous American Memory Collection.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1735

Labor Web AFL-CIO

http://www.aflcio.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The homepage for the AFL-CIO unions contains labor information, boycott news and other information on the organized labor movement. Standard 11.2.1 and 12.4.1 economics

Comments: This web site is also useful for history of the labor movement.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1916

Labor-Management Conflict in American History - The Homestead Strike

http://history.osu.edu/Projects/LaborConflict/Default.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The late 19th century marked major changes in the relationship between business and labor in America. Here are primary source pictures and news articles from the Homestead Strike and the Haymarket Riot. There are also essays on the Molly Mcquires and the Coke Region troubles. Standards 8.12.5, 8.12.6 and 11.2.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1917

Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

http://www.ibiblio.org/sohp/laf/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Textile mills built the New South. Beginning in the 1880s, as the South emerged from the wreckage of the Civil War, business and professional men tied their hopes for prosperity to the whirring of spindles and the beating of looms. By the mid 1920s this land of farms and farmers had been crisscrossed by railroad tracks and dotted with mill villages. The Piedmont had eclipsed New England as the world's leading producer of yarn and cloth. World War I marked a turning point in this regional transformation, setting the stage for two decades of modernization and decline that culminated in the General Textile Strike of 1934. Here are oral histories, photos, and other resources documenting this important American story. Standards 8.12.1, 11.2.1 and 11.6.1

Comments: This site was created by Dr. James Leloudis and Dr. Kathryn Walbert as a part of the American Historical Association's program Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1990

Progressive Era

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/1890-1913

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by the America's Library project provides fascinating anecdotes about events, people and culture of the period in American history from 1890-1913. There are fascinating vignettes on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carnegie, Mt. Rainier becoming a National Park, planting the cherry trees in Washington D.C., Houdini, Nelly Bly, early road racing, Tax Day, building the New York subway, and much more. Standard 11.2 general

Comments: The fifty vignettes are hand much moreard to catalogue but fascinating to read.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2536

Steel Strike of 1919

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/106/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a set of primary sources on the 1919 Steel Stike assembled by the Chicago Metro History Center for History Day 2000. Contents include: a print of a rolling mill, circa 1900; letters between E. Gary, President of U.S. Steel and the Steel Workers Committee; a Call to Strike Leaflet; a newspaper facsimile with headline "Strikes at Big Steel"; an address by John Fitzpatrick, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor to the Illinois State Federation of Labor; a newspaper map indicating location of strikes across the nation; a report from William Z. Foster, organizer for the steelworkers, on number of men out in September and December; testimony from young African-American man sent out as a strike breaker; and a leaflet from steelworkers' committee calling men to return to their jobs. Standard 8.12.6, 11.2.2 and 12.4.1 economics

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2850

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/cubhtml/cichome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2976

The Triangle Factory Fire

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. By the time the fire was over, 146 of the 500 employees had died. This marked one of the greatest tragedies in labor history and turned the tide in public conscience about the need safeguards in the workplace. Find out about the fire and its consequences at this site which includes primary documents, secondary resources and photos. Standards 11.2.1

Comments: This site is maintained by Catherwood library at Cornell University for the Kheel Center for Labor-Management

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3096

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: History of American Sweat Shops 1820-Present

http://americanhistory.si.edu/sweatshops/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This set of pictures of sweat shops from the Smithsonian shows the underside of the American garment industry. Click on the small graphic and it expands with an explanation from the exhibit at the Smithsonian. Standards 8.12.5, 8.12.6 and 11.2.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 377

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