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Webisode 9: 1872-1913 Page: 1 | 2

Horace Greeley
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Horace Greeley
Here is Horace Greeley as he looked in the late 1860s, around the time of the publication of Recollections of a Busy Life, one of the great autobiographies of the nineteenth century. He is wearing the garment that gave him the affectionate nickname "Old White Coat."



The Battle of Little Big Horn
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The Battle of Little Big Horn
This lithograph depicts "Custer's Last Stand." On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and his troops were attacked by Sioux Indian warriors under the leadership of Crazy Horse. All of Custer's men were killed that day, in what became known as the Battle of Little Bighorn. Custer's defeat led to a new determination on the part of the army to subdue all western Indians.


Susan B. Anthony
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Susan B. Anthony
This is Susan B. Anthony, founder of the National Woman Suffrage Movement, photographed about a year before her historic arrest in 1872.


The Age of Brass
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"The Age of Brass"
This 1869 satire by Currier and Ives depicts a male illustrator's nightmare about the triumph of feminism. Women with names like "Miss Hangman" and "Susan Sharptongue" smoke cigars, vote in elections, run for public office, abandon child-care, and generally take over society from men.


Justice Ward Hunt
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Justice Ward Hunt
Here is Justice Ward Hunt of the U.S. Supreme Court. While traveling on the circuit in 1873, he presided over Susan B. Anthony's case. In rejecting Anthony's claim that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments granted her the right to vote, Hunt stressed that voting was a privilege conferred by the states, and had nothing to do with U.S. citizenship. The Supreme Court unanimously confirmed Hunt's argument in a separate decision two years later. It wouldn't be overturned until 1919.


A New York City Slum
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A New York City Slum
This nineteenth century photograph by Jacob Riis shows people in one of New York City's worst slums.


Andrew Carnegie
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Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie stood only five feet three inches tall, but by 1900 (when this photograph was taken) he was an industrial giant and "the richest man in the world."


Mammoth Steel Shears
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Mammoth Steel Shears
This illustration from LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER on September 4, 1875, shows the giant steel shears used at the Atlas Ironworks in Pittsburgh.


Carnegie Furnaces
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Carnegie Furnaces
This photograph of the Carnegie Furnaces in Braddock, Pennsylvania shows how smoky and grimy the factory environment was.


Boys at the Homestead Steel Plant
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Boys at the Homestead Steel Plant
At the Homestead Steel Plant in 1903, young boys gather to chat at a spot overlooking the smoking towers.



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