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The Development of the Industrial U.S. (1860-1910)

Immigration: Cultural Movements and Diversity
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Special feature

Chicago: City of the Century
Decades of Immigrants [Non-Flash interactive]

Find out the who, the when, and the why of Chicago immigrant groups.

Chicago: City of the Century
Your Kind of Town [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

What's your Chicago story? Tell us!

Rescue at Sea
Save Our Ship [Flash interactive]

You're standing in the shoes of Jack Binns, who saved 1,500 people from an icy death after two ships collided. Use your radio to call for help. If you succeed, all lives will be saved...

Transcontinental Railroad
Scouting the Route [Image-based]

Take a Western road trip through six states with the film production team.

Maps

Rescue at Sea
The "Republic" / "Florida" Collision [Image-based]

A map showing where the "Republic" and "Florida" collided.

Primary source

Rescue at Sea
Liner "Republic" Rammed at Sea: Four Lives Lost? [Text-based]

Rescue at Sea
Connolly's Writes His Story of the Wreck for Post [Text-based]

Rescue at Sea
Binn's Story Of Wireless Work [Text-based]

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
The Duties of American Citizenship [Text-based]

TR calls on Americans to participate in political life.

Gallery

Transcontinental Railroad
Gallery [Image-based]

Browse a photo gallery of settlers, Native Americans, and workers whose lives were affected by the railroad as it traversed the West.

Timeline

Chicago: City of the Century
Early Chicago History [Text-based]

Explore a chronology of Chicago up to 1900.

Fatal Flood
Timeline [Text-based]

Explore a Mississippi River flood control timeline.

Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford chronology [Text-based]

Rescue at Sea
Timeline [Text-based]

Bibliography

Chicago: City of the Century
Further Reading [Text-based]

Murder at Harvard
Further Reading [Text-based]

Rescue at Sea
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Chicago: City of the Century
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study infrastructure topics like canal-building, water management, the growth of railroads, mass transit, and skyscrapers; the birth of modern industrial and commercial methods; the Chicago Fire; the immigrant experience; clashes between workers, capitalists, and anarchists at Haymarket and elsewhere; urban squalor; George Pullman's model town for workers; Jane Addams and the Progressive movement; and the rise of cultural institutions in the late 19th century.

Mary Pickford
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Follow the rise of the motion picture industry, women and business in the twentieth century, technological developments, the rise of celebrity culture, entertainment in America, popular images of women and women's roles, and more.

Murder at Harvard
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Probe the difficulties of knowing what really happened in the past, explore re-Civil War medical history and education, examine social class differences, and evaluate historical evidence.

The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Rattle your classroom with eyewitness accounts of disaster, explore government's role in rebuilding cities, investigate prejudice against Chinese immigrants, and track earthquakes around the world.

The Orphan Trains
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Research the history of foster care in America.