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1896: The Presidential Campaign
Digital History ID 4247

This website contains extensive resources on the pivotal presidential election of 1896.

The Great Chicago Fire
Digital History ID 4248

Essays, documents, photographs and illustrations about the Great Chicago Fire and the way it transformed the city of Chicago created by the Chicago Historical Society.

Mark Twain in His Times
Digital History ID 4249

An interpretive archive, drawn largely from the collections of the University of Virginia Library, focusing on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated. It contains texts, manuscripts, contemporary reviews and articles, images, and interactive exhibits.

Women and Social Movements in the United States
Digital History ID 4250

This website contains many excellent resources for the study of social movements related to women such as: African-American Women and the Chicago World's Fair, 1893; Illinois Factory Inspection, 1893-1897; Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Woman Suffrage, 1900-1915; Local Branches of the American Association of University Women, 1900-1940; and Workers and Allies in the New York City Shirtwaist Strike, 1909-1910.

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
Digital History ID 4251

This website from The American Experience on PBS contains many photos and resources of this fascinating period. The site also includes a teachers guide.