Web Sites | Books
American Experience: America 1900
On this American Experience companion site, take a look at Nesbit, White and Thaw's America, read about celebrities of the day from Susan B. Anthony to Scott Joplin, and see a map of the world at the turn of the 20th century linked to a timeline of events.
American Experience: Around the World in 72 Days
Another female star of the turn-of-the-century New York newspaper world was intrepid journalist Nellie Bly, who willingly committed herself to a madhouse and traveled around the world in 72 days -- all in pursuit of a good story. Visit this American Experience companion site to read Nellie's madhouse memoir and dispatches from around the globe.
The Museum of the City of New York
Follow the Exhibitions link on this site to discover a trove of online exhibitions on New York history.
Story of Evelyn Nesbit and the Thaw-White Murder
Nesbit fan Darren McPhilimy features pictures of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, Stanford White, Harry K. Thaw, and Russell Thaw, as well as newspaper articles and quotes from people involved in the murder and trial, on this fan site.
Stanford White Murder
Court TV's crime library features an online book by Melissa Ann Madden about the murder of Stanford White, and the trial and aftermath for the Thaws.
Web Sites | Books
Doctorow, E. L. Ragtime. New York: Bantam, 1981.
This novel portrays several notable people from the turn of the twentieth century, including Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Houdini, and J. P. Morgan.
Emery, Edwin and Michael Emery. The Press and America: An Interpretive History of the Mass Media. New York: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1978.
Homberger, Eric. Mrs. Astor's New York: Money and Social Power in a Gilded Age. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Lessard, Suzannah. The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family. New York: Bantam Doubleday, 1996.
Lowe, David Garrard. Stanford White's New York. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
McKim, Mead & White. The Architecture of McKim, Mead & White in Photographs, Plans and Elevations. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1990.
Ponce de Leon, Charles L. Self-Exposure: Human-Interest Journalism and the Emergence of Celebrity in America, 1890-1940. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Simmons, Peter. Gotham Comes of Age. Petaluma, CA: Pomegranate Communications Inc., 1999.
Taylor, William R. In Pursuit of Gotham: Culture and Commerce in New York. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.