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Chicago: City of the Century
Do You Know Chicago? [Flash interactive]

Test your wits -- and compete with a friend -- in an interactive quiz. Flash with non-Flash version available.

Chicago: City of the Century
Faces in the Crowd [Image-based]

Explore the lives of 20 people photographed in Chicago, circa 1891.

Chicago: City of the Century
Then and Now [Flash interactive]

Compare some Chicago landmarks, in pictures separated by a century. Flash with non-Flash version available.

Coney Island
Send a Coney Island Card [Image-based]

Murder of the Century
Sex, Money, and Murder [Video]

Author Brendan Gill describes New York City at the start of the 20th century. Six clips.

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

With communications lines down, should the Army have seized control?

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Share Your Stories [Text-based]

Have you survived a seismic event? Tell us about it!

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Quake Quiz [Non-Flash interactive]

Test your knowledge of the Richter scale, fault lines, and more.

Maps

Chicago: City of the Century
Chicago On Fire! [Flash interactive]

See where Chicago's Great Fire raged, and read accounts of the people who lived through it. Flash with non-Flash version available.

Chicago: City of the Century
The Great Fire of 1871 [Video]

Watch a video sequence about Chicago's Great Fire, from the American Experience program. Two clips.

New York: The Center of the World
Layers of Lower Manhattan [Flash interactive]

See how Lower Manhattan has changed -- from 17th century Dutch fortress to 21st century financial center.

Primary source

Chicago: City of the Century
An Outsider's View: Frederick Law Olmsted and Chicago [Text-based]

Sample landscape architect Olmsted's comments about Chicago over two decades.

Chicago: City of the Century
A Newspaper Account of the Great Fire [Text-based]

Just days after a fire that destroyed most of downtown, the Chicago Tribune was back in business.

Murder of the Century
New Look Dailies [Text-based]

See how the story was perfect for the new style of newspapers -- where eye-opening pictures, dynamic layouts and sensationalist stories were the norm.

New York: The Center of the World
Opinions of New York [Text-based]

Travel back in time and read selected nineteenth-century writers' opinions of Manhattan, its inhabitants, and its urban development.

Gallery

Coney Island
Gallery [Image-based]

Images from Coney Island, a twentieth-century icon of American fun.

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
People in the Rubble [Image-based]

See how people coped with the quake.

Timeline

Coney Island
Timeline of Coney Island [Text-based]

Bibliography

Coney Island
Further Reading [Text-based]

New York Underground
Read More Learn More [Text-based]

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Resources on the Great San Francisco Earthquake [Text-based]

Everything you ever wanted to know about the San Francisco earthquake.

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Coney Island
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study the history of cities and technology in the story of a tiny spit of land at the foot of Brooklyn that became the most extravagant playground in the country.

Murder of the Century
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Investigate the story of love, money and social class that became a favorite of New York's "yellow" press.

New York Underground
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Design local public transport systems and research the contributions of migrant laborers throughout U.S. history.

New York: A Documentary Film
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Embark on learning adventures in citizenship, from New York to your town.

New York: The Center of the World
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Explore the history of New York City, America's role in the post-World War II economic order, city planning in the era of urban renewal, and globalization and its consequences.