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Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899

Lewis Hine’s Photographs

Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson. 4 pages.
Using photographs to spark creative writing and critical thinking about child labor issues and social justice.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909
Themes: Art & Music, Immigration, Labor, Media, Social Class
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The Expansion of Empire

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. 15 pages.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 12 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on internal dissent over American expansionist policies.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Indian Removal

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. 18 pages.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 7 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on the American policy of “Manifest Destiny” and Native American resistance to their own displacement.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Imperialism, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Strikers and Populists in the Golden Age

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 11 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on the Gilded Age.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor, Social Class
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Plessy v. Ferguson: The Organizing History of the Case

Article. By Keith W. Medley.
The role of the Comité des Citoyens and The Crusader newspaper in the Plessy v. Ferguson case.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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Black Reconstruction in America

Book – Non-fiction. By W. E. B. Du Bois. Introduction by David Levering Lewis. 2014. 623 pages.
Originally published in 1935, Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction was the first book to challenge the prevailing racist historical narrative of the era and in sharp, incisive prose, tell the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction from the perspective of African Americans.

Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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The Era of Reconstruction, 1861-1900

Book – Non-fiction. By National Park Service. 2017. 165 pages.
A theme study on the history of the Reconstruction era.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Kid Blink Beats the World

Book – Non-fiction. By Don Brown. 2004.
The story of the 1899 strike by the children who sold newspapers on the street for grades K-4.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor, Organizing
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A Peoples History of the United States Book | Zinn Education Project

A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present

Books – Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2005, with a new introduction by Anthony Arnove in 2015. 784 pages.
Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking work on U.S. history. This book details lives and facts rarely included in textbooks—an indispensable teacher and student resource.

Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Economics, Education, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition

Book – Non-fiction. By Eric Foner. 2015. 352 pages.
A people’s history view of the Reconstruction era.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery
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Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies & Sparked the American Revolution

Book – Non-fiction. By Alfred Blumrosen and Ruth Blumrosen. 2006.
A detailed account of the role slavery played in the Revolutionary War and the writing of the U.S. Constitution.

Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Economics, Slavery
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Alligator Bayou

Book – Fiction. By Donna Jo Napoli. 2010.
Historical fiction for young adults based on the true story of the lynching of Italian Americans in late 19th century Louisiana.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Immigration, Racism & Racial Identity
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Fire in the Hole!

Book – Fiction. By Mary Cronk Farrell. 2004. 176 pages.
Based on the true story of a silver miners’ strike in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the book shows the desperate conditions of miners’ lives and how the striking miners were detained illegally in a late 19th century version of Guantanamo.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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House of Purple Cedar

Book – Fiction. By Tim Tingle. 2014.
A young girl’s story of growing up in Indian Territory in pre-statehood Oklahoma.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Native American
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Missing from Haymarket Square

Book – Fiction. By Harriette Gillem Robinet. 2003.
Historical fiction chapter book on the Haymarket labor struggles and massacre.

Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor
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