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Capital and Labor: 1882-1901

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog17/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Explore the issues behind the Populist Movement and the election of 1896. As wealth became more and more concentrated in a few hands, hopes of workers to share in America's incredible progress seemed to be more remote. In the decade leading up to 1900, Capital and Labor clashed in enormous struggles for the soul of the nation. In 1894 alone there were 1,400 industrial strikes. The only hope seemed to undermine the political power of the wealthy through a new Populist Party. Standards 8.12.8, 8.12.7, and 11.2 general

Comments: This Biography of America site has a map, a primary source photo, a timeline, a webography and the transcript of the video discussion of the historical period.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 587

Chinese-American Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad

http://www.cprr.org/Museum/Chinese.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Part of the Central-Pacific Railroad Museum site, this page describes the history and contributions of Chinese laborers to American prosperity through their work on the transcontinental railroad. There are primary source quotes, pictures, and hotlinks to related information about other events at the time and to newspapers and primary sources. Standards 4.4.1, 8.12.0, and 11.2.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3740

Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow

http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/habitat/index.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has units describing the growth, expansion, and consequences of urbanization in history, with possible solutions. Text include city profiles, pictures, and activities for students. Meets Standard 8.12.5, 10.3.3, and 11.2.2

Comments: Part of U.N. Cyberschoolbus site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 706

Eyewitness: Snapshot of Immigrants at Ellis Island

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snpim.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Drag your mouse across this photo of immigrants on the dock at Ellis Island in 1912 and information about events in this decade that influenced their lives appears in a box. Standards 8.12.7 and 11.2.2

Comments: Project this picture on a screen as a "set" and do a skit by playing the role of an immigrant from this time.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1173

Interstate Commerce Commission

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0825369.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), the first regulatory commission in U.S. history, was established as a result of mounting public indignation in the 1880s against railroad malpractices and abuses. It was charged with regulating the economics and services of specified carriers engaged in transportation between states. Surface transportation under the ICC's jurisdiction included railroads, trucking companies, bus lines, freight forwarders, water carriers, oil pipelines, transportation brokers, and express agencies. Standards 11.2.8, 11.2.9, and 12.3.1 economics

Comments: This is an enclyclopedia type entry from Infoplease.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1753

Life of Nineteenth-Century Workers

http://www.victorianweb.org/history/workers1.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Sadler Committee conducted interviews of factory workers in England (1831-32 parliamentary invistigation). These interviews bring to light child labor and harsh conditions. Standards 8.12.6, 8.3.4, 11.2.1, and 12.4.1 economics

Comments: Child labor in England: Interview questions and answers are easy to understand. No graphics.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1985

Lower Manhattan Project: Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century

http://www.tenant.net/Community/LES/contents.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Collection of articles and documentary sources describing city life in the working class tenements of New York at the end of the 19th century. Standards 8.12.5, 11.2.2 and 11.12.7

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2025

One Big Union--One Big Strike: The Story of the Wobblies

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria17_2.htm#wobblies

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Early in the 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World, called the "Wobblies," organized thousands of immigrant and unskilled workers in the United States. The union eventually failed, but it helped shape the modern American labor movement. Learn more through reading this Constiutional Rights Foundation article on the Wobblies. Standard 8.12.6 and 11.2.1

Comments: There are discussion questions at the end.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2362

Robber Barons

http://college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_075300_robberbarons.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This disapproving term Robber Barons was applied to industrial leaders and corporations of the late nineteenth century, such as Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Steel, John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, and Cornelius and William Vanderbilt and their railroads. Emphasizing efficiency, these men used increasingly modern practices like large-scale, specialized production in place of decentralized methods. They also practiced "vertical integration," controlling not only the manufacturing and sale of the final product but also the raw resources. Standards 8.12.4 and 11.2.5

Comments: This Houghton Mifflin Reader's Companion to American history site provides a general overview of the 19th c. industrialists as a group and links to specific information on five of the most famous.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3585

Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Monopoly

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria16_2.html#oil

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Following the Civil War, few laws limited how businesses went about making money. In building the giant Standard Oil monopoly, John D. Rockefeller made up his own rules. Standards 8.12.4, 11.2.5 and 12.2.5

Comments: There are discussion questions to support this Constitutional Rights Foundation article.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2655

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