Native American Links

 Andrew Carnegie
Homepage for the PBS production The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie. Students can take a tour of a Newport, Rhode Island mansion and view images of the mansions built by Carnegie and his contemporaries along Fifth Avenue in New York City. Other features include a timeline, profiles of Carnegie and his mother, a look at the Homestead Strike, information on Carnegie's philanthropic efforts, and on the steel industry and railroad businesses.

Chicago World's Fair
Tour of the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition, held in Chicago. The tour guides the student through the exhibition halls with images and textual explanation of the different buildings and areas of the enormous exhibition. The Reactions and Legacy areas of the site provide historical background for the exhibition and explain the impact of the event on contemporary viewers and for the future course of the nation. The Exhibition addressed many important issues of modern life, including race, wealth, class, and industrialization. In its portrayal of America and the world, the fair attempted to create a unified vision of the present state and future course of the country, but, especially in retrospect, it also revealed the many tensions lying under the surface of American society.

Edison Antique Electric Museum
An online gallery about the inventions of Thomas Edison. The Edison Antique Electric Museum presents the inventions by type, and allows users to view light bulbs, dynamo motors, and voltaic cell batteries in their various stages of development. The site also includes explanatory text.

First-Person Narratives of the American South
A collection of narratives on the South by southerners. Part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's "Documenting the American South" collection, the reminiscences span from the antebellum period to 1920. With the full texts online along with thumbnail images of the book's illustrations, covers, and spines, the sources consist of autobiographies, memoirs, and diaries by a variety of southerners from former slaves to Confederate soldiers to women at home.

Index of American Design
From the collections of the National Gallery of Art, selections of the gallery's watercolors of American decorative arts objects. These objects, from the colonial period through the nineteenth century, were created during the Roosevelt presidency to celebrate American arts and crafts. Images of the watercolors can be viewed by selecting a medium or style of art from the extensive list of offerings.

Mark Twain in His Times
An archive and online exhibit about Mark Twain and his times. The site is maintained by Stephen Railton and hosted by the University of Virginia Library. It contains documents, illustrations, commentary, and photographs on topics such as Sam Clemens as Mark Twain, Marketing Twain, and Twain on Stage, as well as on Twain's various writings.

Marriage, Women, and the Law, 1815-1914
A site dedicated to the state of women, marriage, and the law in the nineteenth century. Compiled as a resource for scholars and researchers, the site is part of the “Studies in Scarlet” project and combines the resources of seven major collections of the Research Libraries Group. The site offers access based on a keyword search to over 200,000 pages of primary and secondary documents, including case reports, statutes, novels, newspapers, diaries, and letters.

Native American Documents Project
From California State University, San Marcos, this site continually adds documents that reveal the effects of federal policy on Native peoples. There are three sets of data: (1) published reports of the Commission of Indian Affairs and the Board of Indian Commissioners for 1871; (2) Allotment Data Collection (10 tables of annotated quantitative data); and (3) 111 indexed documents in the Rogue River War and Siletz Reservation Collection. A very straightforward, text-only site.

Pioneering the American Midwest
Documents from the Library of Congress's collection on the Midwest, 1820-1910. Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are the focus of the electronic library. Texts, including journals, biographies, letters, literature, and local histories, are searchable by subject, author, and title. The site also features links to other Web sites in the Library of Congress's "American Memory" series and a list of related Web sites.

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement
A searchable database of sources related to the conservation movement from 1850 to 1920. Part of the Library of Congress American Memory collection, the site contains a timeline of major events and developments, as well as a searchable archive of books, pamphlets, state papers, illustrations, and photographs.

The Gilded Page
A collection of widely read Gilded Age documents. This site, which was compiled by professor of history Scott Nelson at the College of William and Mary, includes the inaugural addresses of Presidents Cleveland, Harrison, and McKinley; Andrew Carnegie’s Wealth; a number of Horatio Alger stories; and Thorstein Veblen’s critiques of industrial society.

The Great Chicago Fire
A collection of essays, documents, photographs, and illustrations about the Great Chicago Fire and its transformation of the city of Chicago. The site was created by the Chicago Historical Society in cooperation with Northwestern University. The site is divided into five chronological periods, beginning with a section about Chicago before the fire and ending with one on the reconstructed city. Each section contains a narrative essay, image gallery, and library of online documents.

The Temperance Movement
Created by the history department at Ohio State University, this site is full of information on the Temperance Movement and Prohibition. The site includes segments on the growth of the brewing industry, Frances Willard and the Women's Crusade of 1873-1874, the Anti-Saloon League, and cartoons from the Prohibition Party.

Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
A multimedia collection about popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived at the turn of the century. An American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress, the site includes Yiddish and English play scripts, theater playbills and programs, motion pictures, sound recordings, photographs, and memorabilia items from the life and career of Harry Houdini.

Votes for Women: NAWSA, 1848-1921
An archive of books, pamphlets, and papers from the National American Women Suffrage Association from 1848 to 1921. This exhibit from the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress contains 167 documents from the NAWSA collection. It can be searched by subject or author and also contains a detailed timeline.

Votes for Women: Photographs
A collection of 38 pictures and portraits from the women's suffrage movement. An American Memory exhibit from the Library of Congress, the collection can be accessed through a keyword search or the name and subject index. The collection includes photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, an anti-suffrage display, cartoons commenting on the movement, and portraits of women active in the movement.