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1800s Ephemera __ A treasure trove of 19th century memorabilia found in a box that had not been opened for a hundred years. You will find advertising copy from the 1880s, uncut sheets of US currency, major league baseball schedules, theater and amusement broadsides, all the color that makes history come alive. - illustrated - From Mark - http://home.att.net/~mforder 

 
American Civil War Encyclopedia __ You will find an extensive amount of information about the American Civil War ranging from chronologies and battles to civil and military leaders. - illustrated - From spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivilwarC.htm 

 
American Experience | Ulysses S. Grant __ "The greatest hero of the Civil War, Grant was an ineffective president whose two terms in office were rocked by racial conflict and corruption scandals. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ulysses S. Grant website features activities for children of all ages. You can use maps, video clips, and text to determine your moves in "You're the General," an interactive game. You can also take a video tour of the Shiloh battlefield with a National Park Service ranger and a group of eighth graders from Michie, Tennessee." - illustrated - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/grant/  
 
The American West __ In the 19th century Americans were enthralled with stories which Harper's Weekly brought to life with articles and illustrations. The editorials and commentaries describe lives which many readers could barely imagine. - illustrated - From harpweek.com - http://thewest.harpweek.com/ 

 

 

 
Gold Fever __ The 1890s in America were bad times. Economic stresses caused bank and business failures and forced millions from their jobs. When gold was discovered in the frozen unsettled territory between Canada and Alaska, 100,000 people made the treacherous journey in search of riches. - illustrated - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/gold/  

 

Spanish-American War Centennial Website __ The Spanish-American War brought the United States into the field of world politics as a major player. It was attacked as an imperialist war by Mark Twain and other members of the Anti-Imperialist League and was ended by the Treaty of Paris in December, 1898. This website includes a chronology, personal profiles, weapons profiles, action reports and also first hand accounts of the war. - illustrated - From spanamwar.com - http://www.spanamwar.com/  


USA in the 19th Century __ A wonderful collection of resources about 19th century America. - From spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REVhistoryUSA19.htm  


 

 

 

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