Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849

The Women Who Gave Us Christmas

Article. By William Loren Katz. 2010. The abolitionist influence on the history of Christmas celebrations in the United States.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Slavery and Resistance, Women's History
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Never Caught: The Story of Ona Judge

Book – Non-fiction. By Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve. 272 pages. 2019. This is the true story of Ona Judge who escaped from enslavement by George and Martha Washington.
Time Periods: 18th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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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, Reconstruction, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Economics, Education, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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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 and Resistance
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The Birchbark House

Book - Fiction. By Louise Erdrich. 1999. Historical fiction set in the mid-19th century in the Lake Superior area.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Native American
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Chickadee

Book - Fiction. By Louise Erdrich. 2012. 208 pages. The fourth book in the series following the Ojibwe girl Omakayas and her family as their lands are invaded by white settlers.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Native American
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Unbound: A Novel in Verse

Book. Fiction. By Ann E. Burg. 2016. 352 pages. Story of a family fleeing slavery written in verse for grades 4-8.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Slavery and Resistance
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The Bobbin Girl

Picture book. By Emily Arnold McCully. 1996. Historical fiction for upper elementary based on a true story about the Lowell textile workers.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Women's History
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Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

Picture book. By Janet Halfmann. Illustrated by London Ladd. 2018. 40 pages. Tells the story of Lilly Ann Granderson, an enslaved woman who taught hundreds of people in Kentucky and Mississippi to read.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Education, Slavery and Resistance
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The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

Film. Directed and produced by Stanley Nelson. 1999. 83 min. This documentary chronicles 150 years of Black journalists, printers, and Black-owned newspapers in the United States.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, 20th Century
Themes: African American, Education
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Chief Tecumseh: “Speech to the Osages”

Film clip. Voices of a People's History. Dramatic reading of Chief Tecumseh's "Speech to the Osages" (Winter 1811-1812) by Deepa Fernandes.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Environment, Native American
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Freedom on the Move: Rediscovering the Stories of Self-Liberating People

Digital Collection. Crowdsourcing project that provides access to information, through thousands of print advertisements, about freedom-seekers and their would-be enslavers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Time Periods: 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Roudanez: History and Legacy

Digital Collection. The work of Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, founder of the first Black daily newspaper in the U.S., the New Orleans Tribune, with articles, excerpts, videos, and a timeline.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Media, Slavery and Resistance
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Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade Database

Digital collection. Through this website, over 130,000 voyages made in the Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade can be searched, filtered, and sorted by variables including the port of origin, the number of enslaved Africans on board, and the ship's name.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, World History/Global Studies
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The Voice of Industry (1845-1848)

Digital Collection. Records of the Voice of Industry newspaper, published by young women in Lowell, Mass. from 1845-1848.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Labor, Media, Women's History
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A People’s History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Audio)

Audio. By Howard Zinn. Read by Matt Damon. 2003. 8 hours, 44 min. Audio book version of excerpted highlights from A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, 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, 21st Century, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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San Patricio

Audio. By The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder. 2010. Ballads about the San Patricio Battalion during the U.S. Mexico War.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Latinx, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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