Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899

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    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, 19th Century, 20th Century | Themes: Art & Music, Immigration, Labor, Media, Social Class | Reading Levels: Adult
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Imperialism, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: High School
    • The Power In Our Hands: A Curriculum on the History of Work and Workers in the United States

    • Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow and Norm Diamond. 1988. 184 pages.
      Role plays and writing activities project high school students into real-life situations to explore the history and contemporary reality of employment (and unemployment) in the U.S.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 19th Century, 20th Century | Themes: Labor | Reading Levels: High School
    • Strikers and Populists in the Golden Age

    • Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. 18 pages.
      Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 11 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on the Gilded Age.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Guides | Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Labor, Social Class | Reading Levels: High School
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Illustrated by Courtney E. Martin. 2008. 32 pages.
      Biography of Belva Lockwood who ran for president in 1884.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction, Picture Books | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 18th Century, 19th Century | Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Adult
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Adult
    • Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America

    • Book – Non-fiction. By David H.T. Wong. 2012. 240 pages.
      A graphic novel that gives a panoramic but also an intimate look at the Chinese experience in North America.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Asian American, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Kid Blink Beats the World

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Don Brown. 2004. 32 pages.
      The story of the 1899 strike by the children who sold newspapers on the street for grades K-4.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction, Picture Books | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Labor, Organizing | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5
    • A People's History of the United States (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | 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 | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery | Reading Levels: High School
    • Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies & Sparked the American Revolution

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Alfred Blumrosen and Ruth Blumrosen. 2006. 304 pages.
      A detailed account of the role slavery played in the Revolutionary War and the writing of the U.S. Constitution.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 18th Century, 19th Century | Themes: Economics, Slavery | Reading Levels: Adult
    • Alligator Bayou

    • Book – Fiction. By Donna Jo Napoli. 2010. 288 pages.
      Historical fiction for young adults based on the true story of the lynching of Italian Americans in late 19th century Louisiana.

    • Resource Types: Books: Fiction | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Immigration, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: High School
    • 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.

    • Resource Types: Books: Fiction | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Labor, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • House of Purple Cedar

    • Book – Fiction. By Tim Tingle. 2014. 326 pages.
      A young girl’s story of growing up in Indian Territory in pre-statehood Oklahoma.

    • Resource Types: Books: Fiction | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Native American | Reading Levels: High School
    • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

    • Book – Fiction. By Joseph Marshall III. Illustrations by Jim Yellowhawk. 2015. 176 pages.
      A contemporary Native American boy learns about the history of Crazy Horse in a journey with his grandfather.

    • Resource Types: Books: Fiction | Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century, 21st Century | Themes: Native American | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8
    • Missing from Haymarket Square

    • Book – Fiction. By Harriette Gillem Robinet. 2003. 142 pages.
      Historical fiction chapter book on the Haymarket labor struggles and massacre.

    • Resource Types: Books: Fiction | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Labor | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
    • Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation

    • Film. By Na Maka o ka `Aina. 1993. 58 min.
      A comprehensive documentary that focuses on the events surrounding the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Pacific Islander, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • Chief Joseph: "Account of His Trip to Washington, D.C."

    • Film clip. Voices of a People’s History.
      Dramatic reading of Chief Joseph’s “Account of His Trip to Washington, D.C.” (1879) by Q’Orianka Kilcher.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Environment & Food, Native American | Reading Levels: High School
    • Slavery by Another Name (Film) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Slavery by Another Name

    • Film. By Sam Pollard, Catherine Allan, Douglas Blackmon and Sheila Curran Bernard. 2012. 90 min.
      Reveals the interlocking forces in the South and the North that enabled “neoslavery” post-Emancipation Proclamation.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: 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, 19th Century, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery | Reading Levels: High School
    • Jones, Mary Harris "Mother"

    • Profile.
      Mother Jones (1830–1930) was a labor leader and organizer.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919 | Themes: Labor |
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