This subcategory contains 203 links
100 Years of Oz
Baum's 'Wizard of Oz' as Gilded Age public relations(86 clicks)
by Tim Ziaukas
Published in Public Relations Quarterly, Fall 1998 "A Ceaseless Torrent of Music"(92 clicks)
"Modern presidential campaigns are routinely criticized for presenting more style than substance. It's nothing new. Take, for example, the 1840 campaign, which pitted Old Tip against Sweet Sandy Whiskers and was often waged with song." by David E. Johnson
"Black Dutch" As 19th Century Slur(98 clicks)
Anti-German sentiment"No Irish Need Apply": A Myth of Victimization(90 clicks)
By Richard Jensen. This article is
to appear in Journal of Social History.
Write the author at RJensen@uic.edu "She is More to be Pitied than Censured"(89 clicks)
Women, Sexuality and Murder in 19th Century America. "The exhibition at the John Hay Library focuses on sexual scandals and murders in 19th century America that involved women in a significant way: as victims, as perpetrators, or as involved bystanders. The books, pamphlets, and broadsides on display reflect period attitudes on adultery, abortion and contraception, domestic abuse, and illegitimacy. Most noteworthy, perhaps, is how closely many of these events mirror contemporary issues concerning women, sexuality, and murder."
1800s Ephemera(93 clicks)
1890s America: A Chronology(92 clicks)
Outline with links.1893 Chicago World's Fair(101 clicks)
Idea, exoerience, aftermath1895 Rotunda Fire at the University of Virginia(90 clicks)
Exhibit1896 Populist Movement(109 clicks)
1896: The Presidential Campaign(86 clicks)
Cartoons and Commentary.19th Century Schoolbooks(97 clicks)
The Nietz Old Textbook Collection is one of several well-known collections of 19th Century schoolbooks in the United States. Among the 16,000 volumes are many titles that are rarely held and have not yet been reproduced in microform collections or reprint editions. Abolition(84 clicks)
Library of Congress exhibition.Abolitionism 1830-1850(98 clicks)
Excellent site which deals with all aspects of abolitionism. Across the Plains in 1844(108 clicks)
By Catherine Sager Pringle (c. 1860). Full text.
Across the Rockies to the Columbia(94 clicks)
Journal by John Kirk TownsendAdventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis(126 clicks)
Reprinted by Project GutenbergAdvocating The Man(88 clicks)
Subtitle: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840. Book by Joshua R. Greenberg Agraian Protest in the Gilded Age(89 clicks)
A slide show of images and ideology by Austin Kerr, famous historian at Ohio State University.Agrarian Distress and the Rise of Populism(90 clicks)
From An Outline of American History.All We Want Is Make Us Free(89 clicks)
"An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States." By Howard Jones. The Amistad rebellion.
America in Caricature, 1765-1865(94 clicks)
This online exhibition highlights selections from a rich collection of political cartoons in the Lilly Library. The caricatures depict times of turbulence in American history and range in date from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 and to the presidential elections of 1860 and 1864 which brought Abraham Lincoln to the White House.America's First Look Into the Camera(92 clicks)
"The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of more than 725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection. The collection also includes early architectural views by John Plumbe, several Philadelphia street scenes, early portraits by pioneering daguerreotypist Robert Cornelius, studio portraits by black photographers James P. Ball and Francis Grice, and copies of painted portraits." America's Reconstruction: People and Politics After The Civil War(88 clicks)
This exhibit examines one of the most turbulent and controversial eras in American history. It presents an up-to-date portrait of a period whose unrealized goals of economic and racial justice still confront our society.America's Secret Treasure(89 clicks)
SS Central America sank in 1857American Cultural History: The 19th Century(91 clicks)
American Party, 1849-1924(91 clicks)
"American Party is the name of several political in United States history. The first established American party?also called the Know-Nothing party was founded in New York City in 1849 as a secret patriotic organization under the name of the Order of the Star Spangled Banner."An Alleged Wife(102 clicks)
One Immigrant in the Chinese Exclusion Era
By Robert BardeAn Antebellum Lesson(98 clicks)
Bank insurance systems before the Civil War provide a clear message for policy today about the importance of incentives, authority and exposure to loss. By Douglas ClementAndrew Jackson "Champion of the Kingly Commons"(95 clicks)
Jackson. Myth, symbol, reality. Site has good visualsAndrew Jackson and the Bank War(88 clicks)
Jackson vetoes the recharter bill for the Second Bank of the United States. thus ensues the "bank war."Andrew Jackson and the Constitution by Matthew Warshauer(83 clicks)
Andrew Jackson the Tavern-Keeper's Daughter(82 clicks)
"When President Andrew Jackson defended the honor of the wife of his secretary of war, the resulting scandal broke up his first cabinet and threatened to make his administration a laughingstock. By J. Kingston Pierce." Known as the Petticoat Affair.
Andrew Jackson's Shifting Legacy by Daniel Feller(84 clicks)
Anti-Catholicism , 1830-45(104 clicks)
American Nativism, 1830-1845 by
Sean Baker. The American Religious ExperienceAnti-Masonic Party(87 clicks)
Ardent Spirits(83 clicks)
The Origins of the American Temperance Movement
Between a Rock and A Hard Place(98 clicks)
History of sweatshops in the United StatesBowling Green, Ohio in the 1890s(83 clicks)
Pictorial history of Bowling Green.Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online! 1841-1902(109 clicks)
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published from 1841 to 1955, then revived for a short time from 1960 to 1963.Bryan, Religion, and the Silver Question(86 clicks)
by Pam Epstein, Vassar '99. Very good analytical site.
Canals and Railroads(93 clicks)
A description of the canals and rail roads of the United States, comprehending notices of all the works of internal improvement throughout the several states
by H.S. Tanner.
Published 1840 by Tanner & J. Disturnell in New York Catholicism in Nineteenth Century America(83 clicks)
Centennial Exhibition of 1876(88 clicks)
"The Free Library of Philadelphia, with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, invites you to visit our Web version of the 100th birthday party for the United States, the Centennial Exhibition of 1876."Central Pacific Railroad(84 clicks)
Photographic History MuseumCharles Sumner(83 clicks)
Chicago 1855, March - April: Lager Beer Riots(89 clicks)
Chicago Public Library provides a brief description and bibliography.
Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair 1886-1887(88 clicks)
"This collection showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints and artifacts relating to the Haymarket Affair. The violent confrontation between Chicago police and labor protesters in 1886 proved to be a pivotal setback in the struggle for American workers' rights. These materials pertain to: the May 4, 1886 meeting and bombing; to the trial, conviction and subsequent appeals of those accused of inciting the bombing; and to the execution of four of the convicted and the later pardon of the remaining defendants. "Child Labor in America(93 clicks)
Chinese-American Experience, 1857-92(91 clicks)
Clothing of the 1830s(110 clicks)
IndianaConfessions of Nat Turner (1831)(86 clicks)
The full text.Crittenden Amendments(83 clicks)
Democracy in America site(88 clicks)
Alex de Tocqueville's book plus moreDiscussion of Marszalek, The Petticoat Affair(89 clicks)
The Petticoat Affair deals with the Peggy Eaton Affair of Andrew Jackson's first term. Scholars debate whether Marszalek claimed too much.Documents on the Populist Party(98 clicks)
"National People's Party Platform" (Omaha Platform) -- 1892;
"The Negro Question in the South" -- Thomas E. Watson -- 1892; "The Tramp Circular" -- Gov. Lorenzo D. Lewelling of Kansas - 1893; The "Cross of Gold" Speech -- William Jennings Bryan -- 1896; "What's the Matter with Kansas" and "Another Bottle Sold" -- William Allen White -- 1896 & 1906; "The Platform of the Populist Party" (St. Louis Platform) -- 1896; "The Populists at St. Louis" -- Henry Demarest Lloyd - 1896
Dred Scott Decision. Conservation of(91 clicks)
Dred Scott Decision. Conservation of(85 clicks)
Dred Scott v Sanford(93 clicks)
The infamous Supreme Court decisionEarly History of Nauvoo(94 clicks)
The early history of Nauvoo
together with a sketch of the people who built this beautiful city and whose leaders suffered persecution and martyrdom for their religion's sake
S. A. Burgess.
Published 192u by Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Mo . Economics of the 1830s(87 clicks)
An overviewEconomy in the 1880s(86 clicks)
Establishment of Order in the Gilded Age, The(72 clicks)
"Kenneth Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University, describes the ways in which nineteenth century cities evolved from disorganized, unregulated communities into modern cities focusing on order, safety, and public health. Professor Jackson looks at the motivations behind these developments as well as implementation strategies." Exploring Amistad at Mystic's Seaport(93 clicks)
"Mystic Seaport's site explores the Amistad Revolt of 1839-1842 and how we make history of it.
The Amistad Revolt was a shipboard uprising off the coast of Cuba that carried itself, inadvertently but fatefully, to the United States--where the Amistad Captives set off an intense legal, political, and popular debate over the slave trade, slavery, race, Africa, and ultimately America itself."
Fannie White's Daily Record of her Girlish Life(84 clicks)
This book was commenced on May 11th
1874. Ended on
January 25th 1875.
14 years old.
Farmers and the Populist Movement(89 clicks)
Female Trouble: Andrew Jackson vs. the Ladies of Washington by Catherine Allgor(85 clicks)
Feminism, Social Science, and the Meanings of Modernity: The Debate on the Origin of the Family in E(83 clicks)
Francis Parkman, The Oregon Rail(89 clicks)
Complete bookFrederick Jackson Turner and the Gospel of Wealth(94 clicks)
By Joshua Derman in the Concord ReviewFrederick Law Olmsted, A Journey in the Seaboard States (1856)(92 clicks)
Olmsted looked at slavery.Free Soil Party(87 clicks)
Martin van Buren
John P. Hale
The Free soil party, a political party organized in 1848 on a platform opposing the extension of slavery, was rooted in the growing conflict between proslavery and antislavery forces in the United States. The conflict was intensified by the acquisition of new territories from Mexico and the ensuing argument whether or not slavery would be permitted into those territories. The party evolved from antislavery and otherwise discontented elements in the Democratic and Whig parties. It was eclipsed in the early 1850's by the new Republican Party, which incorporated free soil goals. "Freedmen and Southern Society Project(87 clicks)
The Freedmen and Southern Society Project was established in 1976 to capture the essence of that revolution by depicting the drama of emancipation in the words of the participants: liberated slaves and defeated slaveholders, soldiers and civilians, common folk and the elite, Northerners and Southerners.
Fuel For The Fires: Charcoal Making in the Nineteenth Century(91 clicks)
Garrison the Non-Resistant(93 clicks)
By Ernest Crosby. Chicago: The Public Publishing Co., 1905. BoondocksNet Edition, 2000. "an examination of William Lloyd Garrison's views on non-resistance, their influence in the
abolitionist movement and their lessons for the future."George Ferris, The Man Who Re-Invented the Wheel(85 clicks)
By Britta C. Waller in the Concord Review. The man who invented the Ferris Wheel in the late 19th cetury.Getting Ready to Lead a World Economy: Enterprise in Nineteenth Century America(102 clicks)
Joyce ApplebyGilded Age Economy(166 clicks)
Granger Movement(99 clicks)
Great American Scout and Spy(91 clicks)
The great American scout and spy, "General Bunker' ...
A truthful and thrilling narrative of adventures and narrow escapes in the enemy's country ...
3d ed. rev.
Published 1870 by Olmsted in New York H-SHGAPE(93 clicks)
"Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) encourages scholarly discussion of US Gilded Age & Progressive Era makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids."
Hayes vs Tilden: The Electoral College Controversy of 1876-77(92 clicks)
"HarpWeek has created this Website, primarily from the pages of Harper?s Weekly, as a public service to familiarize students and the general public with the historic events of the Electoral College controversy of 1876-1877.The organization of the site allows users to follow events day by day, to acquire a more in-depth understanding by reading the overview, and to gain insight into the press?s coverage by looking at the numerous period cartoons (most by Thomas Nast), along with corresponding explanations of their historical meaning."History of the Republican Party(88 clicks)
Short essay.How Fast Could You Travel Across the USA in the 1800s?(114 clicks)
How the Other Half Lives(110 clicks)
by Jacob A. RiisImmigrants and Immigration: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment(88 clicks)
David Bennett, Syracuse UniversityImmigration to the United States, 1789-1930(100 clicks)
Illustration from Liberty Enlightening the World, by the Illustrative Press Bureau (New York, N.Y.), 1886. Illustration from Liberty Enlightening the World, by the Illustrative Press Bureau (New York, N.Y.), 1886.
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of selected historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the US from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great DepressionImpeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson(96 clicks)
Indian Remocal Act, The(84 clicks)
[This essay was excerpted from the Gilder Lehrman Institute's newest "History in a Box" on the American West, available at the History Shop.]Industrial Revolution & the Progressive Era(85 clicks)
Extensive links on the Industrial Revolution & the Progressive Era.Irish Immigrants in the United States(84 clicks)
Irish Immigration and the Nativist Reaction (1847-1856)(87 clicks)
John Brown Foundation(86 clicks)
The radical abolitionist. Links to the PBS site as well.John Brown Raid on Harpers Ferry(90 clicks)
Four states and four counties have begun preparations to commemorate the 2009 sesquicentennial anniversary of abolitionist John Brown's raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry. John C. Calhoun, "Slavery a Positive Good," 6 February 1837(86 clicks)
Speech given in the Senate.
King Andrew I versus the Hydra-Headed Monster of Corruption(88 clicks)
by Mark Cheatham.
Know Nothing Party(95 clicks)
Anti-immigrant movementKnow Nothing Party(107 clicks)
OhioKnow-Nothing Party - 1850s(90 clicks)
Image of the platform. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia from the Duke University Special Collections Library.
Letter About Ku Klux Klan Terror, 1871(89 clicks)
Written in north Mississippi, this letter reflects a blase attitude towards terrorism.
Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938(85 clicks)
Lincoln letter to Joshua F. Speed on the Know Nothing Party(102 clicks)
Lincoln, Douglas, and Their Historic Debates(84 clicks)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American HistoryLincoln, Slavery, and Nineteenth-Century Abolition(92 clicks)
Professor David Brion Davis discusses Eric Foner's bold new book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, and looks at the nineteenth-century abolition movement.Lost Museum(92 clicks)
In 1841 the showman Phineas Taylor Barnum opened his American Museum in NewYork City. Dominating lower Broadway at Park Row, in no time Barnum'sAmerican Museum became the "most visited place in America."Lower Manhattan Project(82 clicks)
Crozier, William, Gaffield, Chad, The Lower Manhattan Project: A New Approach to Computer-Assisted Learning in History Classrooms.
M. F. and J. C. Campbell, Anti-Carnegie: Scraps and Comments(91 clicks)
Attack on the anti-imperialism of Andrew Carnegie.Manifest Destiny(87 clicks)
Manuscript Diary of Susan Sherman, 1850-1851(86 clicks)
Manuscript diary, 1850-1851, of Susan Sherman of Brookfield, Connecticut. Activities recorded include frequent trips to Hartford, Danbury, and New Haven; embroidering and quilting; her own engagement and a description of her wedding. Also includes recipes, mostly desserts.
Manuscript Women's Diaries(91 clicks)
Maps, Presidential Elections, 1840-60(88 clicks)
Maps: Union & Expansion(93 clicks)
Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
Mark Twain in His Times(89 clicks)
Stephen Railton and the University of Virginia Library present this significant Mark Twain site.McKinley's Second Inaugural Address(88 clicks)
March 4, 1901Medicine in Jacksonian America(97 clicks)
Good surveyMemoir of Ben Franklin Ferris - Colorado Volunteer(92 clicks)
An interesting lifeMilitant Abolitionism: John Brown's Raid(96 clicks)
Address to the court when he received the death sentence. This site has other documents concerning abolition.Molly Maguire Articles(88 clicks)
Narrative of the Suffering and Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General Winchester(83 clicks)
Audio bookNativism(92 clicks)
By Michael Holt. Nativism in the 1890s(82 clicks)
Web site says "Contributed by Roger O'Conner, American Culture Studies "1890s" course, Spring 1996."Nineteenth Century Documents Project(90 clicks)
Important collection of documents Nineteenth Century Documents Project(89 clicks)
Lloyd Benson serves up a plethora of 19th century US documents.Nineteenth Century in Print(85 clicks)
This collection comprises books and periodicals published in the United States during the nineteenth century, primarily during the second half of the century. Most of the materials were digitized through the Making of America project, a collaboration of Cornell University and the University of Michigan to preserve textual materials on deteriorating paper and make them accessible electronically. The materials selected illuminate the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Also included are volumes of American poetry. Old Times on the Mississippi(110 clicks)
Mark TwainOregon Trail, 1843(97 clicks)
From Historical Gazette, Volume Two Number OneOrigins of the Transcontinental Railroad, The(83 clicks)
by Richard WrightPeggy Eaton(87 clicks)
Short biography of this controversial woman.Personal Papers, Diaries, and Reminiscences(86 clicks)
Part of the "valley of the Shadow" sitePictorial Essay on Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era(93 clicks)
Pioneer Life in Ohio(87 clicks)
Politics and Sectionalism in the 1850s(91 clicks)
Stephen R. Demkin's essay on major political issues that led to the Civil War.Politics of the 1870 and 1880s(91 clicks)
Poorhouse Story(87 clicks)
Yes! There really was such a thing as a Poorhouse! It was not just something your parents made up, like a boogeyman, to frighten you into saving your money and spending carefully and to discourage you from making excessive, greedy demands on the family budget. County Poorhouses dotted the United States throughout most of the 1800s. Popular Music in the 1890s(87 clicks)
Ragtime is the focus.Populism and the South(92 clicks)
Populist Party Platform, JULY 4, 1892(89 clicks)
Adopted by the People's (Populist) party at its first national convention in Omaha, Nebraska.Presidential Election of 1880(83 clicks)
Votes castPresidential Voting, 1844-1860 (By State)(90 clicks)
Provided by Lloyd Benson at FurmanPrivate Journal of William Hyde(93 clicks)
A far lesser figure in our history, William Hyde (1818‑1874) was nonetheless a participant in one of the great pioneer sagas that made this country what we are. His Private Journal records his early days in upstate New York and his conversion to Mormonism, his trek across the continent as a sergeant in the Mormon Battalion of the U. S. Army (which takes up half the work), his missionary endeavors in Australia, and the end of his life, spent building the State of Utah. An interesting account of one of the world's great military marches, it also throws some light on the uneasy and shifting accommodation between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the United States government.Protest and Patriotism(89 clicks)
Kansas Pulist movement. Kansas State Historical Society.
Railroad Redux(90 clicks)
When he challenged historical orthodoxy nearly 40 years ago, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert W. Fogel changed the way we look at railroads' impact on the U.S. economy; now, two Minneapolis Fed economists re-examine Fogel's work and find that railroads' contribution may be much greater than Fogel concluded. By David Fettig Reconstruction: The Second Civil War(90 clicks)
Resolutions of a Meeting of the Illinois State Farmers Association(85 clicks)
"April 3,1873. These resolutions, passed in Springfield at a convention of the Illinois State Farmers' Association, typify time grievances the Granger movement tried to remedy, particularly the farmers' complaints against the rail-roads and their demand for effective state regulation."
Richard Conwell, Acres of Diamonds(83 clicks)
One of the most famous speeches of the 19th centuryRichest Man in the World: Andrew Canegie(82 clicks)
PBSRise of the Ku Klux Klan(158 clicks)
Ritualization of Regulation: The Enforcement of Chinese Exclusion in the United States and China(85 clicks)
by Adam McKeownRobber Barons or Captains of Industry(126 clicks)
by T.J. StilesRobert W. Fogel:The Argument for Wagons and Canals, 1964. (91 clicks)
By John CorbettRoman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America(110 clicks)
by Julie Byrne, Department of Religion, Duke University. ©National Humanities Center
Samuel Gompers Papers(88 clicks)
Samuel Gompers was the nation’s leading trade unionist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 until his death in 1924.Sectional Conflict, 1840-1852(88 clicks)
Synopsis of the events that caused sectional conflict and their results.
Short Book Bibliography on Andrew Jackson(79 clicks)
Done in 1990 but still useful.Significance of Reconstruction after the Civil War, The(84 clicks)
Eric Foner lecture on a podcastSocialism: 1896(92 clicks)
Stephen Douglas on The Territorial Question (1850)(84 clicks)
Full text of the speech of Mr. Douglas in the Senate, March 13 and 14, 1850.
Stephen Foster(86 clicks)
Suffolk System, The(95 clicks)
Banking oversight in New England. By Douglas ClementSunday School Books(84 clicks)
The 1896 Washington Salon and Art Photography Exhibition(95 clicks)
The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour(91 clicks)
The book and more.The American Whig Party (1834-1856)(91 clicks)
Historical background and End of the Party.The Amistad Case(93 clicks)
The Battle of San Jacinto(98 clicks)
Santa Anna defeated. Mexico loses territoryThe Cast-Iron Stove & Its Industry in Victorian & Post-Victorian America(88 clicks)
The Culture of Congress in the Age of Jackson by Joanne Freeman(82 clicks)
The Death Of President Garfield, 1881(103 clicks)
Was he killed by the assassin or his doctors?
The Era of William McKinley(87 clicks)
PresidentThe Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery(83 clicks)
Eric Foner comments on responses to his new book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, and answers questions from his audience about Lincoln and slavery.The Frozen Water Trade: A True Story (97 clicks)
The Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum(94 clicks)
Abolitionist and social reformer in New York.The Gilded Age(92 clicks)
Power Point Slideshow from Harwich High School. The Great Feud(84 clicks)
"Paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh were great rivals, and their mutual animosity fueled the search for fossils in the American West." By Tom Huntington
The Homestead Strike, 1892(86 clicks)
Cheri Goldner writes about the great strike at the Homestead steel strike.The Iron Horse(98 clicks)
The impact of the railroads on 19th century American society
by Marieke van Ophem.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates(84 clicks)
Text of the famous debates.The Lower Manhattan Project(85 clicks)
Data for reconstructing society in the late 19th century.The Making of the North's 'Stark Mad Abolitionists'(88 clicks)
October 22, 1999. Jonathan Earle, University of Kansas. The Making of the North's 'Stark Mad Abolitionists': Anti-Slavery Conversion in the United States, 1846-1856. You must get Adobe Acrobat to access this paper from Princeton University.The Marshall and Taney Courts: Continuities and Changes(85 clicks)
by R.B. Bernstein,
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law SchoolTHE NAVAL WAR OF 1812, by THEODORE ROOSEVELT(98 clicks)
audio bookThe Prairie Traveler(91 clicks)
By Randolph Barnes Marcy, Captain, U.S.A.
The Presidential Campaign: 1896 - Cartoons and Commentary(93 clicks)
Student proect. Worth seeingThe Proceedings of the US Anti-Masonic Convention(92 clicks)
1830. Full text. The Ram's Horn(91 clicks)
An Interdenominational Social Gospel MagazineThe rise and fall of anarchy in America.(94 clicks)
The rise and fall of anarchy in America. From its incipient stage to the first bomb thrown in Chicago. A comprehensive account of the great conspiracy culminating in the Haymarket massacre, May 4th, 1886 ... the apprehension, trail, conviction and execution of the leading conspiratorsThe Split in the 19th Century Woman Suffrage Movement(103 clicks)
By Rachel Davidson in the Concord ReviewThe Stereotyping of the Irish Immigrant in 19th Century Periodicals (112 clicks)
by Christine HaugThe Tweed Ring (87 clicks)
The Victorian Society in America(87 clicks)
The Society has the distinction of being the only national organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of all aspects of this country's great 19th Century heritage. The Whig Party(90 clicks)
The World's Columbian Exposition(93 clicks)
Chicago World's Fair of 1893.Touring Turn-of-the-Century America, 1880-1920(89 clicks)
This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. The collection includes the work of a number of photographers, one of whom was the well known photographer William Henry Jackson. Underground Railroad(87 clicks)
Undermining the Molly McGuires(86 clicks)
"A series of violent crimes was plaguing Pennsylvania's coal country. Mine owners placed the blame on a secret society of Irishmen--and took steps to wipe it out."
United States Pacific Railway Commission, 1887 Report (95 clicks)
The volumes of the United States Pacific Railway Commission, 1887 Report are now accessible online, courtesy of the Google Library Project and the Stanford and Princeton University Libraries:
... [Report ... of the United States Pacific Railway Commission and Testimony Taken by the... By United States Pacific Railway Commission Walt Whitman Archive(86 clicks)
Washing “The Great Unwashed”: Public Baths in Urban America, 1840–1920(91 clicks)
Ohio State University Press book by Marilyn Thornton WilliamsWilliam Jennings Bryan "Cross of Gold" speech(89 clicks)
Text of the speech delivered on July 8, 1896.William McKinley on Lincoln-Douglas debate (92 clicks)
An address by the President of the United States, William McKinley, October 7, 1899, on the occasion of the forty-first anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debate at Galesburgh IllinoisWomens' Suffrage in the 19th century(89 clicks)
Links“Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin”(86 clicks)
Historian David Reynolds discusses his new book Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America.