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(1878-1913) Gilded Age & Progressive Era


Captains of Industry - Biographies
Biographies of John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan and Thomas Edison, including video. Presented by A & E Television. 
Chicago Workers in the Long Gilded Age
What were working conditions like in Chicago during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? What efforts did workers make to change these conditions? How did industries—and the public—respond to their demands? Primary Sources to address these questions from the Newberry Library, Chicago. 
Dramas of Haymarket
The 1886 Haymarket bombing in Chicago is one of the seminal events in American labour history. Dramas, a joint project of the Chicago Historical Sociery and Northwestern University, presents a detailed look at the bombing, the context in which it occured, and its continuing legacy. The site is creatively organized and well illustrated.
Garitee vs. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
"A Gilded Age debate on the role and limits of local government" in Baltimore. Information from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. 
Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire - San Francisco
A product of the Museum of the City of San Francisco, The Great Earthquake offers newspaper clippings, eyewitness accounts, a timeline, a list of victims, Police & Fire Department reports, maps, and many photographs.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower East Side allows you to enter the tenement houses of New York in the early 1900s. The Museum aims "to promote tolerance and historical perspective through the presentation and interpretation of the variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a gateway to America." - Mission. Primary sources and a virtual tour are available on the Education page. 
The Homestead Strike
Details of the labor conflict between Andrew Carnegie and workers at the Homestead Steel plant in 1892. Presented by PBS's American Experience. 
The Homestead Strike of 1892
Thematic questions for analysis, and extracts from 63 primary source documents relating to the Homestead Strike. Presented by the History Project at University of California, Davis. 
The World of 1898: Spanish American War
Online presentation with sections about the countries involved and some  of the fascinating personalities who participated in the fighting or commented upon it. Information draws on a variety of pictorial and textual  material from bilingual sources.
Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film
Theodore Roosevelt was a leading figure in domestic and foreign affairs during the Progressive Era. "This presentation features 104 films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919." - Intro. The site is part of the Library of Congress American Memory Project.
Triangle Shirtwaist Company Factory Fire
"The fire at the Triangle Waist Company factory in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution." This Web exhibit is maintained by Cornell University Library and includes photographs, a list of victims, primary documents, and information on the trial and reform efforts that followed the fire.
Votes for Women & Suffrage Campaign Pictures, 1850-1920
These images were selected to meet requests regularly received by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. They include portraits of women who campaigned for women's rights, particularly voting rights, and suffrage campaign scenes, cartoons, and ephemera.

Maintained by the staff of the Social Science & History Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library