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  • Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America(77 clicks)
  • Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Historical Society(71 clicks)
  • The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000(93 clicks)
  • A Century Of Reform(74 clicks)
    political corruption
  • American Cultural History: The 20th Century(80 clicks)
    Kenwood College exhibition
  • American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century(77 clicks)
  • American Left Ephemera Collection(76 clicks)
    Socialist Party of America (SPUSA), Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA), and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
  • American Radicalism(73 clicks)
    Digital reproductions of writings of leftist radicals.
  • American Sign Museum(70 clicks)
  • Archive of Golden Age of Romance Comics(74 clicks)
    A resource for scholars and fans interested in golden era romance comics, containing full scans of issues.
  • Automobile History(122 clicks)
  • Automobile in American Life and Society(84 clicks)
    Excellent site
  • Automotive History(70 clicks)
    "Time Traveler visiting the past Automotive History Americans wishing to join in the celebration of the automotive industry can visit a number of musuems and attractions around the country dedicated to preserving the history of one of the most important inventions of the modern era."
  • Bob Hope and Amrican Variety(83 clicks)
  • Boss Jocks: (78 clicks)
  • Bracero History Archive(79 clicks)
    The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.
  • Built in America(62 clicks)
    Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present
  • China Reporting: An Oral History of American Journalism in the 1930s and 1940s(74 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Stephen R. MacKinnon and Oris Friesen
  • Cost of Living Increases, 1934-1994(89 clicks)
    Image file.
  • Dean Martin Exhibit(89 clicks)
  • Early Jacksonville History(107 clicks)
    BEING AN AUTHENTIC RECORD OF EVENTS FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO AND INCLUDING THE CIVIL WAR BY Thomas Frederick Davis
  • Fashion History--1940s(89 clicks)
  • FBI Newspaper Archive(65 clicks)
  • Federal Minimum Wages(116 clicks)
  • Great Speeches(87 clicks)
    At least two a decade beginning with the 1940s.
  • History of Show Choir(91 clicks)
    This is the history of show choir. From Fred Waring to current pop music, the story of show choir and its origins won’t, perhaps, surprise the reader. However, reading this compiled information will offer insight into the sociological and cultural events that have created the phenomena that is today the fastest growing musical ensemble in music education.
  • History of the Automobile(88 clicks)
    Smithsonian
  • Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture(91 clicks)
    Bob Hope, who entertainment historian and critic Leonard Maltin declared “may be the most popular entertainer in the history of Western civilization,” was arguably the nation’s best-loved topical humorist during the twentieth century. Hope for America draws from the personal papers, joke files, films, radio and television broadcasts, and other materials donated to the Library of Congress by Bob Hope and his family. To put the history of the involvement of entertainers in politics into perspective, the exhibition also profiles the politically oriented activities of other prominent figures represented in the Library’s vast collections.
  • Immigrant Eye, The(68 clicks)
    “The Immigrant Eye” by: Lori Jirousek (Research/Penn State, Vol. 20, no. 1 (January, 1999)
  • La Causa(82 clicks)
    La Causa focuses on the formation and rise of the UFW, the life of its leader, Cesar Estrada Chavez, and the people of the UFW.
  • La Causa: A History of the United Farm Workers Union(185 clicks)
  • LOST LABOR: Images of Vanished American Workers 1900-1980(66 clicks)
    LOST LABOR: Images of Vanished American Workers 1900-1980 is a selection of 155 photographs excerpted from a collection of more than 1100 company histories, pamphlets, and technical brochures documenting America's business and corporate industrial history This collection has been assembled over the last 20 years and many of the titles are rare and difficult to find. Since the images document factories, machinery, and jobs that no longer exist, LOST LABOR provides an unusual visual and historical record of work in 20th century America. The term "lost labor" can derive from the effects of mechanization, computer automation, technological advances, or through the consequences of corporate takeovers, downsizing and globalization. In many cases, these meanings can and do overlap.
  • LOST LABOR: Images of Vanished American Workers 1900-1980(72 clicks)
    a selection of 155 photographs excerpted from a collection of more than 1100 company histories, pamphlets, and technical brochures documenting America's business and corporate industrial history This collection has been assembled over the last 20 years and many of the titles are rare and difficult to find. Since the images document factories, machinery, and jobs that no longer exist, LOST LABOR provides an unusual visual and historical record of work in 20th century America. The term "lost labor" can derive from the effects of mechanization, computer automation, technological advances, or through the consequences of corporate takeovers, downsizing and globalization. In many cases, these meanings can and do overlap.
  • LOST LABOR: Images of Vanished American Workers,(68 clicks)
    " LOST LABOR: Images of Vanished American Workers 1900-1980 is a selection of 155 photographs excerpted from a collection of more than 1100 company histories, pamphlets, and technical brochures documenting America's business and corporate industrial history This collection has been assembled over the last 20 years and many of the titles are rare and difficult to find. Since the images document factories, machinery, and jobs that no longer exist, LOST LABOR provides an unusual visual and historical record of work in 20th century America. The term "lost labor" can derive from the effects of mechanization, computer automation, technological advances, or through the consequences of corporate takeovers, downsizing and globalization. In many cases, these meanings can and do overlap."
  • Militant Extremists in the United States(76 clicks)
    Holly Fletcher for the Council on Foreign Relations
  • National Archives and Records Administration(80 clicks)
    Videos
  • Pledge of Allegiance: A Centennial History, 1892 -1992(84 clicks)
    Book detailing the history of the Pledge of Allegiance which was written by a socialist for a company which sold flag.
  • Pop History(100 clicks)
    U.S. history is everywhere in pop culture — in movies like Selma, TV shows like The Americans, even in video games like Assassin’s Creed, with a recent version set during the French and Indian War. So in their shout-out to the Oscars this year, Brian, Ed and Peter consider how all kinds of popular media adopt historical themes in their plot lines. How did last year’s art, literature and entertainment relive — and reinvent — America’s past?
  • Portraits by Carl Van Vechten(72 clicks)
    The Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection at the Library of Congress consists of 1,395 photographs taken by American photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) between 1932 and 1964. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the Harlem Renaissance. A much smaller portion of the collection is an assortment of American landscapes.
  • Posters American Style(81 clicks)
    "Through the broad scope of Posters American Style we explore the strategies of commerce, propaganda, and patriotism."
  • Radio History on the Web(81 clicks)
  • Recorded Sound Reference Center(91 clicks)
  • Roadside Attractions(218 clicks)
  • Sheet Music Collection(72 clicks)
    "The sheet music collection of almost 22,000 pieces includes popular tunes dating as far back as 1865. Highlights include a rare copy of Scott Joplin’s “Cascades” bearing his photograph, rare first editions of W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues” and “St. Louis Blues,” and scarce Confederate imprints from the Civil War. Special collections are devoted to ragtime, blues, movie tunes, foxtrots, popular music, show tunes, Irving Berlin, war songs and specialty."
  • Shorpy: The 100-Year-Old Blog(88 clicks)
  • Stuckey's Archive(84 clicks)
    Great photos
  • Studs Terkel(80 clicks)
  • Tax History Project(74 clicks)
    "Welcome to the Tax History Project, a public service initiative from Tax Analysts. Established in 1995, the Project provides scholars, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with information on the history of U.S. public finance. "
  • The Rise of the 60-Vote Senate(79 clicks)
  • The Strange Career of the Illegal Alien(72 clicks)
    Immigration Restriction and Deportation Policy in the United States, 1921-1965 by Mae M. Ngai
  • The Suburban Century(83 clicks)
    by William Schneider. As originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, July 1992
  • The Woman Behind the "Tony"(66 clicks)
    "This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Broadway's Tony Awards; few who tune in to watch the gala event will know the story of actor/director Antoinette Perry, for whom the award is named."
  • Tracked in America(81 clicks)
    During national crises, the United States government often reacts overzealously. It takes actions that curtail the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people. These laws, executive orders and government measures have been in reaction to public fears and public demands for a swift response. Yet the flames of fear have also been fanned for political advantage. Federal agencies have acted to intimidate, harass, alienate, deport, and silence organizations and individuals. Historically, dissenting voices included advocates as diverse as labor and peace activists, immigrant-rights groups, political opponents, and civil rights leaders.
  • Twentieth Century US History(73 clicks)
    Links
  • Urban Landscape(70 clicks)
  • Webb's Jacksonville Directory, 1886(92 clicks)