More About the Film "America 1900"
America 1900 presents a comprehensive picture of what life was like in the United States at the turn of the
century. Both the program and the Web site offer compelling images, information, and documents about
American life. Students will be able to grasp historical concepts and issues through the stories of ordinary
people across the country. Diverse voices and faces will help expand students' knowledge and understanding of
the time period and how it relates to our lives today. The program also explores key themes such as the impact
of technology, the rise of racism, immigration and the search for a national identity, and the rise of America as a
A synopsis of the film, and film credits
The broadcast program transcript with additional information
Extended interviews with program participants
A list of books, articles, and Web sites relating to the program topic
Documents, speeches and political cartoons from the year 1900.
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