Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ida B. Wells & Lynching in the South (1895) Primary Source Activity

“Not all nor nearly all of the murders done by white men during the past thirty years in the South have come to light, but the statistics as gathered and preserved by white men, and which have not been questioned, … Continue reading

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Knights of Labor (1878) Primary Source Activity

Preamble for the Knights of Labor Constitution (1878) “PREAMBLE The alarming development and aggression of aggregated wealth, which, unless checked, will inevitably lead to the pauperization and hopeless degradation of the toiling masses, render it imperative, if we desire to … Continue reading

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Sumner & The Forgotten Man (1883) Primary Source Activity w/ Analysis Questions

  “The forgotten man… He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay.” – William Graham Sumner “Now who is the Forgotten Man? He is the simple, honest laborer, ready to earn his … Continue reading

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Gilded Age & Big Business Primary Source Image Activity

The Trust Giant’s Point of View The Tournament of Today Click on the link to download primary source image activity with analysis questions: Gilded Age & Big Business Image Analysis Activity

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Civil War Contraband -Primary Source Image Analysis Activity

Primary Source Image Analysis Activity with Analysis Questions:     Images source: Library of Congress: African American Odyssey Click on the link below to download the activity: Civil War Contraband Image Analysis Activity

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The Late Convention of Colored Men (1865) Reconstruction Primary Source Activity w/ Analysis Questions

Primary Source Activity with Analysis Questions: “We, the undersigned members of a convention of the colored citizens of the State of Virginia, would respectfully represent that, although we have been held as slaves, and denied all recognition as a constituent … Continue reading

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Reconstruction Primary Source Image Analysis Activity – Harper’s Weekly (1867 & 1876)

Primary Source Images with Analysis Questions Harper’s Weekly, November 16, 1867 Harper’s Weekly, October 21, 1876 Click on link below to download image analysis activity: Reconstruction First Vote Image Analysis Activity  

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