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Annie Oakley
Online Poll [Other]

Would you consider the legendary performer a feminist?

Annie Oakley
In a Man's World [Text-based]

Program interviewees talk about a ladylike champion in a man's sport.

Around the World in 72 Days
The Nellie Bly Song [Audio]

This song wasn't written about our world-traveling Nellie Bly, but it was the inspiration for her name.

Chicago: City of the Century
Eight Anarchists [Non-Flash interactive]

Study the interconnections and the ideas of the people held responsible for the infamous Haymarket incident.

Chicago: City of the Century
The Haymarket Events [Video]

Screen a video about Chicago's Haymarket Riot of 1886, from the American Experience program. Three clips.

Emma Goldman
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Do you think non-working-class people can promote societal change?

Emma Goldman
An Activist's Evolution [Text-based]

Historians and other experts talk about Goldman's life and beliefs.

Emma Goldman
She Fought the Law... [Text-based]

Browse Emma Goldman's complete arrest record.

Jesse James
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Were the criminal acts of Jesse James justified?

Secrets of a Master Builder
The Ship Railway Plan [Text-based]

A railway to carry ships across Mexico? Find out more about the audacious plan Eads promoted to connect Atlantic and Pacific in the days before the Panama Canal was built.

The Rockefellers
The Ludlow Massacre [Text-based]

In 1914, a miners' strike in Ludlow, Colorado forced the Rockefellers into the public eye Z and the center of controversy.

Maps

Around the World in 72 Days
Around the World in 72 Days Map [Non-Flash interactive]

Follow Nellie as she travels the globe.

Building the Alaska Highway
How to Build a Road [Flash interactive]

Visit Alaska locations and explore the history of the "last frontier" in this interactive map. Flash with non-Flash version available.

Emma Goldman
Red Emma on the Road [Non-Flash interactive]

Travel with Emma Goldman on her 18-state lecture tour of 1911.

Rockefellers, The
Rockefellers' Mark on America [Flash interactive]

See some of the charitable gifts donated by this extraordinary family, mapped nationwide. Flash version with non-Flash version available.

Primary source

America 1900
"Cross of Gold", William Jennings Bryan, campaign speech, 1896 [Text-based]

America 1900
First Inaugural Address, William McKinley, 1897 [Text-based]

America 1900
Second Inaugural Address, William McKinley, 1901 [Text-based]

America 1900
Anti-trust/Anti-imperialism [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
The Republican Circus [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
The Republican Pig Pens [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
The Trust Giant's Point of View [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

America 1900
Trusts -- The Main Issue [Image-based]

Political Cartoon

Annie Oakley
Wild West in New York [Text-based]

Take a virtual visit to Buffalo Bill's famous Wild West show.

Around the World in 72 Days
Nellie's Madhouse Memoir [Text-based]

Nellie's haunting account of her stay at Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum, published by the "New York World."

Around the World in 72 Days
Nellie's Madhouse Memoir [Text-based]

Read more about Nellie's race around the world, as told by the adventurous traveler herself.

Chicago: City of the Century
Headlines from the Haymarket Uprising [Text-based]

Read newspaper coverage of the most sensational labor incident of the 19th century.

Chicago: City of the Century
The Tribune and the Labor Movement [Text-based]

Explore a newspaper's bias in stories from 1894, when Federal troops were called in to break up a railroad workers' strike.

Emma Goldman
Speeches, Articles, and More [Text-based]

Emma Goldman
What's in a Head? [Text-based]

In February 1895, The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health published a study of Emma Goldman. Experts in phrenology, the "science of mind" that became a nineteenth-century phenomenon, thought of their practice as systematic psychology -- but many disagreed, calling "bumpology" a sham. Read the Phrenological Journal's profile of Goldman and decide what you think about phrenology.

Jesse James
Newspaper Accounts [Text-based]

Read original crime stories, plus letters written by the legendary outlaw himself.

The Rockefellers
Letters Requesting Donations [Text-based]

Selections from John D. Rockefeller Sr.'s mailbag.

Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson & Ellen Axson Wilson [Text-based]

Read the intimate correspondence between Wilson and his first wife.

Gallery

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley Promotional Posters [Image-based]

Browse a selection of posters promoting Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

Chicago: City of the Century
Made in Chicago [Text-based]

From the eight-hour work day to the Mickey Finn, browse a gallery of Chicago innovations.

Eugene O'Neill
Gallery: Performances and Reviews of O'Neill Plays [Image-based]

Browse this gallery of photographs from performances of the plays, and read quotes from reviews that were published in New York newspapers.

Jesse James
Gallery [Image-based]

Find out about a few of the men Jesse James associated with, and learn where their bloody adventures ultimately led them.

Timeline

A Brilliant Madness
Timeline: Treatments for Mental Illness [Text-based]

Annie Oakley
The Life of Annie Oakley [Text-based]

Emma Goldman
Timeline: Anarchism and Emma Goldman [Text-based]

Emma Goldman
Map: Red Emma on the Road [Non-Flash interactive]

Travel with Emma Goldman on her 18-state lecture tour of 1911.

Jesse James
Timeline: The Life and Times of Jesse James [Text-based]

Miss America
Timeline: Miss America [Text-based]

Read a timeline of the pageant and American women's history.

Seabiscuit
Timeline [Text-based]

The Massie Affair
Hawai'ian History and the Massie Case [Text-based]

Tupperware!
Timeline [Text-based]

Ulysses S. Grant
Timeline: Ulysses S. Grant's Life [Text-based]

Woodrow Wilson
Timeline of Woodrow Wilson's Life [Non-Flash interactive]

Zoot Suit Riots
Timeline: Zoot Suit Riots [Text-based]

Zoot Suit Riots
Timeline: Zoot Suit Riots [Text-based]

(in spanish)

Bibliography

Annie Oakley
Further Reading [Text-based]

Emma Goldman
Further Reading [Text-based]

Fatal Flood
Further Reading [Text-based]

Jesse James
Further Reading [Text-based]

Las Vegas: An Unconventional History
Further Reading [Text-based]

Miss America
Further Reading [Text-based]

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
Further Reading [Text-based]

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Further Reading [Text-based]

Tupperware!
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Around the World in 72 Days
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Meet groundbreaking journalist Nellie Bly and learn about the reforms she helped pioneer in American culture and public policy.

Emma Goldman
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about free speech, individual activism, anarchy, socialism, self publishing, terrorism, workers' rights, women's rights, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Sedition Act, the Espionage Act, the Red Scare, immigration and deportation, the rise of Communism, and more.

Fatal Flood
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Untangle the mixed-up strands of greed, power and race during one of America's greatest natural disasters.

Gold Fever
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Compare the California and Klondike gold rushes, and investigate the experiences of pioneers and gold seekers.

Hawaii's Last Queen
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about nationalism and the cultural encounters between native Hawaiians and U.S. officials in the late 19th century.

Hoover Dam
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study how the Hoover Dam and other government projects have affected settlement and land use in the American West.

Jesse James
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Assess the myths and realities of American outlaws, define terrorism, trace the fallout from the Missouri Compromise, and examine post-Civil War politics.

Las Vegas: An Unconventional History
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Dig beneath the city's surface to explore organized crime, the economics of casinos, the legal and moral issues of gambling, the history of atomic tests in Nevada, and what the image of Las Vegas means in American society. Read biographies of key figures in the city's development, see maps of its growth, and access primary sources from the era of atomic tourism.

Miss America
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

See the changing roles of women over the course of the 20th century. Topics include the Jazz Age, the Depression, World War II, the Baby Boom, feminist and civil rights activism of the 1960s, the women's liberation movement, women and the workplace, leisure, the rise of television, beauty ideals, individualism, self-image, and consumerism.

Monkey Trial
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Investigate regional differences in American society, community standards for teaching, the separation of church and state, freedom of speech, the judicial system, the media's impact on court cases, the reasons for individual or regional economic success, great speeches and the art of oration.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Explore race relations, the Depression, the Communist Party, and regional differences in one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century.

Seabiscuit
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Spend a day at the races and learn about leisure during the Great Depression, folk heroes, the rise of radio and creation of a national broadcast audience, the rise of the automobile and the decline of the horse, and the legalization of gambling.

The Massie Affair
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Trace Hawai'ian history, race relations, Naval strategy, U.S. expansionism, foreign policy in the Pacific, the justice system and the promise of equal justice under the law, and the role of the media in high-profile crime cases.

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Explore issues connected to the 1912 election, including progressivism, conservation, and carrying a "big stick."

Tupperware!
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Investigate the post-World War II economy, advances in plastics technology and manufacturing, direct selling and business history, women's changing roles in society, women and work, social networks, consumer culture, the American Dream, and the Cold War.

Ulysses S. Grant
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Explore topics including frontier life, westward expansion, the U.S. government's treatment of Native Americans, the Mexican American War, the Civil War, military strategy, slavery, abolition, race relations, Reconstruction, black suffrage, the growth of the industrial economy, international relations, the presidency, impeachment, regional political differences, the business world's influence in politics, fair elections, and personal memoirs.

Woodrow Wilson
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Visit the turn of the 20th century and explore women's suffrage, World War I, the 1912 presidential election, and the experience of African Americans during the Wilson administration.