Modern American History - America in the 20th Century

Directory of Online Resources for the history of the United States from around the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century.
Sections include: Digital Publications ; Gilded & Progressive Era ; The Jazz Age ; New Deal America ; America at War ; Post-WWII America ; The Cold War ; Civil Rights Movement ; Vietnam War ; U.S. Presidents ; Women's Suffrage ; Women's Right Movement ; Gulf War ; Social History ; September 11, 2001.

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Digital Library

Iraq War
Terrorism Studies
Gilded & Progressive Era
The Jazz Age
New Deal America
America at War
Post-WW II America
The Cold War
Civil Rights Movement
Brown v. Board of Education
Vietnam War
U.S. Presidents
Women's Suffrage
Women's Rights Movement
Gulf War
Film History

September 11
Katrina Studies See Also
American Women's History
African American History

Native American Studies
Religions in America
World War I
World War II
American Studies
Folk Music

General Resources

Decades in 20th Century America : Doing the Decades Report
Includes both print and online resources.
Designed for the high school's "Decades Report" but provides a good introduction for all educational levels.
- Alameda Country (CA) Library

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

The History of Jim Crow
Explore the complex African-American experience of segregation from the 1870s through the 1950s
" educator's site that presents teachers with new historical resources and teaching ideas on one of the most shameful periods in American history, an era of segregation, lynching, and disfranchisement of African Americans that tore at the very fabric of the nation."
Sections include: Television ; History ; Geography ; American Literature ; Teacher's Resources.

PBS - The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
"A landmark four-part series [Fall 2002], THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement."
Episodes: Promises Betrayed (1745-1896) ; Fighting Back (1896-1917) ; Don't Shout Too Soon (1918-1940) ; Terror and Triumph (1940-1954).
Sections include: A Century of Segregation ; Jim Crow Stories ; A National Struggle ; Interactive Maps ; Tools & Activities ; For Teachers ; Resources.

PBS - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Companion website to the January 2005 film by Ken Burns.
"Jack Johnson ó the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World, whose dominance over his white opponents spurred furious debates and race riots in the early 20th century..."
Sections include: About the Film ; Rebel of the Progressive Era ; Sparring ; The Fight of the Century ; Knockout ; Ghost in the House ; For Teachers [study guide for high school students].

Smithsonian - National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
"...maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight."

Stories of Early Arab Presence in America
Articles by Aida Hasan, March 2000

USA 1840-1960: Journalists
Biographies of over 50 journalists
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia

USA 1840-1960: Trade Unionism
Includes biographies, organizations, journals, history and issues.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia

Women of the Century
100 Years of American Heroes
"Meet over 50 phenomenal women who changed the course of history during the twentieth century. Explore the major events over each decade. Play Note the Quote--a trivia game that challenges you to match the names of notable women to their quotes."
From Discovery School

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