Category Archives: Populist Era & Industrial Revolution

Dawes Act – Assimilation (1887) Primary Source Analysis Activity

Primary Source Activity: Excerpt of Dawes Act (1887) The Dawes Act was attempt by Congress to assimilate Native Americans into mainstream U.S. society by providing private land ownership and citizenship. Click on link to download primary source document. the-dawes-act – primary … Continue reading

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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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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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The Story of a Sweatshop Girl (1902) Primary Source Activity

“Aunt Fanny had always been anxious for me to get an education, as I did not know how to read or write, and she thought that was wrong. Schools are different in Poland from what they are in this country, … Continue reading

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W.E.B. Du Bois on Booker T. Washington (1903) Primary Source Activity

“Mr. Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitude of adjustment and submission; but adjustment at such a peculiar time as to make his programme unique. This is an age of unusual economic development, and Mr. Washington’s programme naturally takes … Continue reading

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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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