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  • Internet Moving Images Archive [pick] [read review]
    Extensive collection of digitized films that focus on everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in 20th century America.
  • Academy of Achievement
    Virtual museum brings you face to face with the extraordinary individuals who have shaped the twentieth century.
  • 20th Century American Cultural History
    Decade by decade web guide comprised of mini-essays and links to help users gain a better understanding of United States culture in a century teeming with change.
  • 20th Century History
    Includes maps, people, photographs, and timelines. Covers such topics as civil rights, communism, major events, wars, and entertainment.
  • The Basics of Business History: Top 100 Events at a Glance
    List of U.S. business events that have shaped the 20th century, compiled by
  • American Photography: A Century of Images
    Companion site to the PBS series capturing the images of a century of change and the role the camera has played both in creating and documenting it.
  • Pluralism and Unity
    Multimedia exploration of the concepts of pluralism and unity in early 20th-century American history.
  • Picturing Modern America: 1880-1920 [pick] [read review]
    Historical thinking exercises designed to encourage students to actively read, question, and discuss photographs and other documents that give us fragmentary evidence of American life at the turn of the last century.
  • 1901 Pan-American Exposition@
  • Whatever Happened to Polio? [pick] [read review]
    Examines the effects of polio epidemics in the U.S., the discovery of the polio vaccine, and polio today. From the National Museum of American History.
  • Tuskegee Syphilis Study@
  • Adoption History Project, The
    Explores the history of child adoption in the United States by profiling people, organizations, topics, and studies that shaped adoption during the 20th century.
  • American Leaders Speak
    Recordings from WWI and the 1920 Election, from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection.
  • Looking Back on the American Century
    Information about the exhibit held at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
  • Children in Urban America Project
    Features documents and images related to the history of children in Milwaukee from 1850 to the present. Also includes suggested student projects and reading lists.
  • American Century, The
    Site dedicated to the book by Harold Evans, exploring America's contributions and accomplishments in the 20th century.
  • Dadaw's Scrapbook
    Collection of railroad cards and passes, gas ration cards, and other tidbits from the 1920s to the 1960's.
  • 1908 Springfield Race Riot
  • Iroquois Theater Fire@
    Find sites about the Iroquois Theater fire, the most deadly fire which occurred in Chicago on December 30, 1903. Sites offer background information, event details, list of victims, pictures, and news excerpts about one of the worst disasters in the history of Chicago, Illinois.

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