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America's History in the Making

Industrializing America

Unit Resources

Unit Reference Materials
Cohen, Rose. Out of the Shadow: A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side. New York: George H. Doran Co., 1918; reprinted Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "Herland," The Forerunner, vol. 6 (1915); reprinted, New York: Pantheon Books, 1979.
——. "The Yellow Wall-paper." New England Magazine vol. (1892); reprinted Oxford: Oxford University Press in 1992 with an introduction by Robert Shulman.
——. Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1898. Reprinted in 1966, Carl N. Degler, ed., New York: Harper & Row, 1966. ——. The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935; reprinted, New Yok: Arno Press, 1972.
Knight, Denise D. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997.
Fouche, Rayvon. Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003 .
Takaki, Ron. Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989.
Further Reading
Daniels, Roger. Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991.
Dobyns, Kenneth. The Patent Office Pony: A History of the Early Patent Office. San Diego: Sergeant Kirkland's Press, 1997.
Glenn, Susan Anita. Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigration Generation. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990.
Karson, Marc. American Labor Unions and Politics, 1900–1918. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1958
Lee, Erika. At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882– 1943. Raleigh: University of North Carolina Press, 2003 .
Meyer, David R. The Roots of American Industrialization (Creating the North American Landscape). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units Please note: These lessons may not be resold or redistributed.
"The Hardest Struggle" Women and Sweated Industrial Labor (PDF)
In the Aftermath of War: Cultural Clashes of the Twenties (PDF)
The Harlem Renaissance (PDF)
The American Dream and the Gospel of Wealth in Nineteenth-Century America (PDF)
Asian Immigration of the United States (PDF)
Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program
Orphan Train: We hear about a 1904 drama involving 40 Irish orphans from New York who were adopted by Mexican families, and the conflict that followed. Linda Gordon, professor of history at New York University, is the author of The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. The book has received the Bancroft Prize, the American Historical Association's highest award.

Oct. 8, 2001 air date
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The commentary by Christian Science Monitor film critic David Sterritt looks at the film Apocalypse Now Redux and offers insights into how the film reflects the decade of the 1970s. Sterritt is Professor of Theatre and Film at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.

Immigrant Women: A talk with historian Donna Gabaccia.

March 8, 1999 air date
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Op-ed by Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Steven Rosenfeld on the suffering of civilians in the many wars that have plagued the world during this century.


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