Monday, October 24, 2005

Ch. 16 Life at the Turn of the Century

Ch. 16 Life at the Turn of the Century
Chapter Objectives
Internet Sources
Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court
Primary Sources

Chapter ObjectiveTo analyze significant turn-of-the-20th-century trends in such areas as technology, education, race relations, and mass culture.
SECTION 1 Science and Urban Life
Describe the impact of technological advances on turn-of-the-20th-century urban planning.
Summarize turn of the century communication innovations.
Section 1: Science and Urban Life
Central Park History history of Central Park in New York City The Louis Sullivan Page at the life and work of Louis Sullivan, including links to photographs of buildings he designed. Olmsted in Buffalo information about Frederick Law Olmsted's pioneering design for the Buffalo, New York, public park system History of Kodak: From Glass Plates to Digital Images overview featuring a comprehensive biography of George Eastman—his early life and photographic experiments, creation of his company, and business philosophy and practices—enhanced by pictures. Also includes a history of the Eastman Kodak Company, time lines of the company's photographic milestones, and an introduction to film and imaging. The Plan of Chicago, 1909 about Daniel Burnham and his architectural plan for the city of Chicago.
Section 2: Education and Culture
Booker T. Washington Park Service biography of Booker T. Washington. The W.E.B. Du Bois Virtual University Bibliography: Books About Du Bois bibliography of secondary sources dealing with Du Bois Mark Twain in Cyberspace collection of links to Twain resources, including selected writings, biographies and criticism, and maxims and sayings
Section 3: Segregation and Discrimination
Persistence of the Spirit narrative, photo scrapbook, cultural information, and other resources dealing with the experience of African Americans in Arkansas We Challenged Jim Crow prepared for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Fellowship of Reconciliation in 1947, documenting a group's travels in the South to challenge segregation on buses and trains Chinese Exclusion Act of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. A Brief History of Chinese Immigration to America look at Chinese immigration to the United States and the 1882 exclusion act.
Section 4: The Dawn of Mass Culture
Vaudeville in Ohio history of vaudeville in Chicago Junction, Ohio, from 1903 to 1911, with a time line of performances, lists of performers and shows, and photographs William Randolph Hearst of Hearst, including a brief history his political career and journalistic empire Joseph Pulitzer biography of Pulitzer, written by one of his descendants, with links to related sites American Memory Collections: Original Format: Motion Pictures of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress collections, with background information and bibliographies.
Daily Life: Going to the Show
Vaudeville: A Dazzling Display of Hetereogeneous Splendor of Vaudeville, including images, playbills, and advertisements. Movie Audiences, Movie Myth detailing the history and culture of early American cinema, including information on the invention of the original motion picture machines. New York City at the Turn of the Century overview with links to sites covering the history of ragtime music, vaudeville, and theatre.

Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court
Plessy v. Ferguson
Use the Web sites below to research and read Justice Harlan's entire dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson. Based on his position, what view might Harlan have taken toward laws that denied African Americans the right to vote? Write a paragraph or two expressing what Harlan would say about those laws.
Plessy v. Ferguson article explaining the background of the case, its historical significance, and the Court's decision that eventually led to state instituted racially separate public accomodations. The ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson took nearly 60 years for the Court to reverse. Plessy v. Ferguson of the petition and opinion of the Court in PLESSY v. FERGUSON, 163 U.S. 537 (1896). Plessy v. Ferguson article on the landmark 1896 case where the Supreme Court held that separate but equal public facilities did not violate the Constitution.

Primary Sources
Primary sources allow us to read, view, and hear the ideas and images created by the people of past generations. Use the links below to view the primary sources for this chapter.
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Harper's Weeklyfrom The Base-Ball Season, 1886
Charles E. Boltonfrom A Visit to the World's Columbian Exposition, 1892
Frederick Dwightfrom Automobiles: The Other Side of the Shield, 1908
Lillian Gishfrom The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me, 1914

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