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  • 100 Years of Oz Baum's 'Wizard of Oz' as Gilded Age public relations(103 clicks)
    by Tim Ziaukas Published in Public Relations Quarterly, Fall 1998
  • "A Ceaseless Torrent of Music"(111 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(117 clicks)
    Anti-German sentiment
  • "No Irish Need Apply": A Myth of Victimization(110 clicks)
    By Richard Jensen. This article is to appear in Journal of Social History. revised 6-25-2001. Write the author at RJensen@uic.edu
  • "She is More to be Pitied than Censured"(108 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(115 clicks)
  • 1890s America: A Chronology(112 clicks)
    Outline with links.
  • 1893 Chicago World's Fair(123 clicks)
    Idea, exoerience, aftermath
  • 1895 Rotunda Fire at the University of Virginia(108 clicks)
    Exhibit
  • 1896 Populist Movement(130 clicks)
  • 1896: The Presidential Campaign(110 clicks)
    Cartoons and Commentary.
  • 19th Century Schoolbooks(116 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(104 clicks)
    Library of Congress exhibition.
  • Abolitionism 1830-1850(121 clicks)
    Excellent site which deals with all aspects of abolitionism.
  • Across the Plains in 1844(134 clicks)
    By Catherine Sager Pringle (c. 1860). Full text.
  • Across the Rockies to the Columbia(111 clicks)
    Journal by John Kirk Townsend
  • Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis(146 clicks)
    Reprinted by Project Gutenberg
  • Advocating The Man(108 clicks)
    Subtitle: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840. Book by Joshua R. Greenberg
  • Agraian Protest in the Gilded Age(111 clicks)
    A slide show of images and ideology by Austin Kerr, famous historian at Ohio State University.
  • Agrarian Distress and the Rise of Populism(109 clicks)
    From An Outline of American History.
  • All We Want Is Make Us Free(108 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(112 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(114 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(109 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(108 clicks)
    SS Central America sank in 1857
  • American Cultural History: The 19th Century(113 clicks)
  • American Party, 1849-1924(111 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(124 clicks)
    One Immigrant in the Chinese Exclusion Era By Robert Barde
  • An Antebellum Lesson(125 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 Clement
  • Andrew Jackson "Champion of the Kingly Commons"(112 clicks)
    Jackson. Myth, symbol, reality. Site has good visuals
  • Andrew Jackson and the Bank War(109 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(102 clicks)
  • Andrew Jackson the Tavern-Keeper's Daughter(101 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(100 clicks)
  • Anti-Catholicism , 1830-45(132 clicks)
    American Nativism, 1830-1845 by Sean Baker. The American Religious Experience
  • Anti-Masonic Party(106 clicks)
  • Ardent Spirits(100 clicks)
    The Origins of the American Temperance Movement
  • Between a Rock and A Hard Place(120 clicks)
    History of sweatshops in the United States
  • Bowling Green, Ohio in the 1890s(102 clicks)
    Pictorial history of Bowling Green.
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online! 1841-1902(126 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(110 clicks)
    by Pam Epstein, Vassar '99. Very good analytical site.
  • Canals and Railroads(115 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(101 clicks)
  • Centennial Exhibition of 1876(108 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(104 clicks)
    Photographic History Museum
  • Charles Sumner(101 clicks)
  • Chicago 1855, March - April: Lager Beer Riots(108 clicks)
    Chicago Public Library provides a brief description and bibliography.
  • Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair 1886-1887(108 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(115 clicks)
  • Chinese-American Experience, 1857-92(112 clicks)
  • Clothing of the 1830s(134 clicks)
    Indiana
  • Confessions of Nat Turner (1831)(107 clicks)
    The full text.
  • Crittenden Amendments(100 clicks)
  • Democracy in America site(105 clicks)
    Alex de Tocqueville's book plus more
  • Discussion of Marszalek, The Petticoat Affair(107 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(119 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(117 clicks)
  • Dred Scott Decision. Conservation of(111 clicks)
  • Dred Scott v Sanford(122 clicks)
    The infamous Supreme Court decision
  • Early History of Nauvoo(113 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(103 clicks)
    An overview
  • Economy in the 1880s(105 clicks)
  • Establishment of Order in the Gilded Age, The(90 clicks)
    podcast. "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(114 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(101 clicks)
    This book was commenced on May 11th 1874. Ended on January 25th 1875. 14 years old.
  • Farmers and the Populist Movement(107 clicks)
  • Female Trouble: Andrew Jackson vs. the Ladies of Washington by Catherine Allgor(103 clicks)
  • Feminism, Social Science, and the Meanings of Modernity: The Debate on the Origin of the Family in E(100 clicks)
  • Francis Parkman, The Oregon Rail(109 clicks)
    Complete book
  • Frederick Jackson Turner and the Gospel of Wealth(113 clicks)
    By Joshua Derman in the Concord Review
  • Frederick Law Olmsted, A Journey in the Seaboard States (1856)(116 clicks)
    Olmsted looked at slavery.
  • Free Soil Party(107 clicks)
    "personalities -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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(106 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(107 clicks)
  • Garrison the Non-Resistant(111 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(104 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(122 clicks)
    Joyce Appleby
  • Gilded Age Economy(191 clicks)
  • Granger Movement(121 clicks)
  • Great American Scout and Spy(109 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(111 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(116 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(105 clicks)
    Short essay.
  • How Fast Could You Travel Across the USA in the 1800s?(167 clicks)
  • How the Other Half Lives(142 clicks)
    by Jacob A. Riis
  • Immigrants and Immigration: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment(104 clicks)
    David Bennett, Syracuse University
  • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930(120 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 Depression
  • Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson(118 clicks)
  • Indian Remocal Act, The(102 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(101 clicks)
    Extensive links on the Industrial Revolution & the Progressive Era.
  • Irish Immigrants in the United States(106 clicks)
  • Irish Immigration and the Nativist Reaction (1847-1856)(108 clicks)
  • John Brown Foundation(108 clicks)
    The radical abolitionist. Links to the PBS site as well.
  • John Brown Raid on Harpers Ferry(107 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(108 clicks)
    Speech given in the Senate.
  • King Andrew I versus the Hydra-Headed Monster of Corruption(110 clicks)
    by Mark Cheatham.
  • Know Nothing Party(115 clicks)
    Anti-immigrant movement
  • Know Nothing Party(132 clicks)
    Ohio
  • Know-Nothing Party - 1850s(109 clicks)
    Image of the platform. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia from the Duke University Special Collections Library.
  • Letter About Ku Klux Klan Terror, 1871(107 clicks)
    Written in north Mississippi, this letter reflects a blase attitude towards terrorism.
  • Lewis H. Machen family papers, 1802-1938(109 clicks)
  • Lincoln letter to Joshua F. Speed on the Know Nothing Party(119 clicks)
  • Lincoln, Douglas, and Their Historic Debates(104 clicks)
    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • Lincoln, Slavery, and Nineteenth-Century Abolition(110 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(108 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(101 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(113 clicks)
    Attack on the anti-imperialism of Andrew Carnegie.
  • Manifest Destiny(103 clicks)
  • Manuscript Diary of Susan Sherman, 1850-1851(109 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(108 clicks)
  • Maps, Presidential Elections, 1840-60(111 clicks)
  • Maps: Union & Expansion(120 clicks)
    Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Mark Twain in His Times(108 clicks)
    Stephen Railton and the University of Virginia Library present this significant Mark Twain site.
  • McKinley's Second Inaugural Address(109 clicks)
    March 4, 1901
  • Medicine in Jacksonian America(114 clicks)
    Good survey
  • Memoir of Ben Franklin Ferris - Colorado Volunteer(112 clicks)
    An interesting life
  • Militant Abolitionism: John Brown's Raid(116 clicks)
    Address to the court when he received the death sentence. This site has other documents concerning abolition.
  • Molly Maguire Articles(108 clicks)
  • Narrative of the Suffering and Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General Winchester(102 clicks)
    Audio book
  • Nativism(114 clicks)
    By Michael Holt.
  • Nativism in the 1890s(99 clicks)
    Web site says "Contributed by Roger O'Conner, American Culture Studies "1890s" course, Spring 1996."
  • Nineteenth Century Documents Project(110 clicks)
    Important collection of documents
  • Nineteenth Century Documents Project(108 clicks)
    Lloyd Benson serves up a plethora of 19th century US documents.
  • Nineteenth Century in Print(104 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(132 clicks)
    Mark Twain
  • Oregon Trail, 1843(119 clicks)
    From Historical Gazette, Volume Two Number One
  • Origins of the Transcontinental Railroad, The(104 clicks)
    by Richard Wright
  • Peggy Eaton(107 clicks)
    Short biography of this controversial woman.
  • Personal Papers, Diaries, and Reminiscences(106 clicks)
    Part of the "valley of the Shadow" site
  • Pictorial Essay on Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era(115 clicks)
  • Pioneer Life in Ohio(107 clicks)
  • Politics and Sectionalism in the 1850s(110 clicks)
    Stephen R. Demkin's essay on major political issues that led to the Civil War.
  • Politics of the 1870 and 1880s(114 clicks)
  • Poorhouse Story(106 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(105 clicks)
    Ragtime is the focus.
  • Populism and the South(111 clicks)
  • Populist Party Platform, JULY 4, 1892(110 clicks)
    Adopted by the People's (Populist) party at its first national convention in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Presidential Election of 1880(101 clicks)
    Votes cast
  • Presidential Voting, 1844-1860 (By State)(107 clicks)
    Provided by Lloyd Benson at Furman
  • Private Journal of William Hyde(113 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(105 clicks)
    Kansas Pulist movement. Kansas State Historical Society.
  • Railroad Redux(111 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(107 clicks)
  • Resolutions of a Meeting of the Illinois State Farmers Association(110 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(102 clicks)
    One of the most famous speeches of the 19th century
  • Richest Man in the World: Andrew Canegie(99 clicks)
    PBS
  • Rise of the Ku Klux Klan(203 clicks)
  • Ritualization of Regulation: The Enforcement of Chinese Exclusion in the United States and China(104 clicks)
    by Adam McKeown
  • Robber Barons or Captains of Industry(152 clicks)
    by T.J. Stiles
  • Robert W. Fogel:The Argument for Wagons and Canals, 1964. (106 clicks)
    By John Corbett
  • Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America(144 clicks)
    by Julie Byrne, Department of Religion, Duke University. ©National Humanities Center
  • Samuel Gompers Papers(110 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(106 clicks)
    Synopsis of the events that caused sectional conflict and their results.
  • Shakers(116 clicks)
  • Short Book Bibliography on Andrew Jackson(95 clicks)
    Done in 1990 but still useful.
  • Significance of Reconstruction after the Civil War, The(104 clicks)
    Eric Foner lecture on a podcast
  • Socialism: 1896(112 clicks)
  • Stephen Douglas on The Territorial Question (1850)(105 clicks)
    Full text of the speech of Mr. Douglas in the Senate, March 13 and 14, 1850.
  • Stephen Foster(103 clicks)
  • Suffolk System, The(115 clicks)
    Banking oversight in New England. By Douglas Clement
  • Sunday School Books(104 clicks)
  • The 1896 Washington Salon and Art Photography Exhibition(114 clicks)
  • The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour(110 clicks)
    The book and more.
  • The American Whig Party (1834-1856)(110 clicks)
    Historical background and End of the Party.
  • The Amistad Case(119 clicks)
  • The Battle of San Jacinto(116 clicks)
    Santa Anna defeated. Mexico loses territory
  • The Cast-Iron Stove & Its Industry in Victorian & Post-Victorian America(106 clicks)
  • The Culture of Congress in the Age of Jackson by Joanne Freeman(102 clicks)
  • The Death Of President Garfield, 1881(122 clicks)
    Was he killed by the assassin or his doctors?
  • The Era of William McKinley(110 clicks)
    President
  • The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery(104 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 (114 clicks)
  • The Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum(113 clicks)
    Abolitionist and social reformer in New York.
  • The Gilded Age(112 clicks)
    Power Point Slideshow from Harwich High School.
  • The Great Feud(102 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(104 clicks)
    Cheri Goldner writes about the great strike at the Homestead steel strike.
  • The Iron Horse(116 clicks)
    The impact of the railroads on 19th century American society by Marieke van Ophem.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates(101 clicks)
    Text of the famous debates.
  • The Lower Manhattan Project(103 clicks)
    Data for reconstructing society in the late 19th century.
  • The Making of the North's 'Stark Mad Abolitionists'(106 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(103 clicks)
    by R.B. Bernstein, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • THE NAVAL WAR OF 1812, by THEODORE ROOSEVELT(122 clicks)
    audio book
  • The Prairie Traveler(112 clicks)
    By Randolph Barnes Marcy, Captain, U.S.A.
  • The Presidential Campaign: 1896 - Cartoons and Commentary(115 clicks)
    Student proect. Worth seeing
  • The Proceedings of the US Anti-Masonic Convention(111 clicks)
    1830. Full text.
  • The Ram's Horn(110 clicks)
    An Interdenominational Social Gospel Magazine
  • The rise and fall of anarchy in America.(116 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 conspirators
  • The Split in the 19th Century Woman Suffrage Movement(121 clicks)
    By Rachel Davidson in the Concord Review
  • The Stereotyping of the Irish Immigrant in 19th Century Periodicals (138 clicks)
    by Christine Haug
  • The Tweed Ring (106 clicks)
  • The Victorian Society in America(104 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(109 clicks)
  • The World's Columbian Exposition(114 clicks)
    Chicago World's Fair of 1893.
  • Touring Turn-of-the-Century America, 1880-1920(106 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(108 clicks)
  • Undermining the Molly McGuires(106 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 (115 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(104 clicks)
  • Washing “The Great Unwashed”: Public Baths in Urban America, 1840–1920(115 clicks)
    Ohio State University Press book by Marilyn Thornton Williams
  • William Jennings Bryan "Cross of Gold" speech(112 clicks)
    Text of the speech delivered on July 8, 1896.
  • William McKinley on Lincoln-Douglas debate (110 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 Illinois
  • Womens' Suffrage in the 19th century(111 clicks)
    Links
  • “Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin”(105 clicks)
    Historian David Reynolds discusses his new book Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America.