Category Archives: Gilded Age & Progressive Era

Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) Primary Source Activity

Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) Click on the links below to download the primary source document and analysis form. sherman-antitrust-act-transcript  – primary source transcript box-model-analysis – analysis form

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August Spies “To Arms, We Call you to Arms!” Chicago Haymarket Riots (1886) Primary Source Analysis

Labor protests at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company led to violence at a rally in Haymarket Square in Chicago (1886). A labor organizer August Spies distributed the attached flyer for the protest rally. Click on the link below to download … Continue reading

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Margaret Sanger – Women and the New Race (1920) Primary Source Analysis Activity

Margaret Sanger was a leading advocate for women’s birth control. In her book, Women and the New Race (1920), Ms. Sanger argues for women’s birth control as an integral part of women’s freedoms and civil rights. This post includes a … Continue reading

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Jane Addams & “Why women should vote” Primary Source Activity

  “This paper is an attempt to show that many women to-day are failing to discharge their duties to their own households properly simply because they do not perceive that as society grows more complicated it, is necessary that woman … Continue reading

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American Forests by John Muir (1901) Primary Source Activity

“…. American forests! the glory of the world! Surveyed thus from the east to the west, from the north to the south, they are rich beyond thought, immortal, immeasurable, enough and to spare for every feeding, sheltering beast and bird, … Continue reading

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Opposition to Chinese Immigration (1878) Primary Source Activity

“The Chinese have now lived among us, in considerable numbers, for a quarter of a century, and yet they remain in separate, distinct from, and antagonistic to our people in thinking, mode of life, in tastes and principles, and are … Continue reading

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Italian Immigrant in Gilded Age America (1902) Primary Source Activity

“Now and then I had heard things about America that it was a far off country where everybody was rich and that Italians went there and made plenty of money, so that they could return to Italy and live in … Continue reading

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