The following is a list of web sites I compiled about industrialization in late 19th
America. A more detailed list of web sites on that period can be found in my article,
"The Gilded Age in America," Ohio Media Spectrum, Fall 1997.
Illinois1850-1890. This Illinois State Museum site includes maps, timelines, information about homes, and the impact of railroads. It also includes lesson plans. It is an excellent site.
Illinois 1890-1920. This is the continuation of the Illinois State Museum site.It includes detailed information about industrial development of the State.
Thomas Edison. This site, developed by the Henry Ford Museum, details Thomas Edison's life and inventions
Life of Henry Ford.This Henry Ford Museum site describes Henry Ford's life, inventions, and his impact on America.
Life and Times of Andrew Carnegie. This Public Broadcasting Service site is based on PBS's American Experience series. It includes a teacher's guide and suggested readings.
Alexander Graham Bell's Path to the Telephone. This site contains very detailed technical information, and drawings. It would be most appropriate for high school students.
MIT's Inventor of the Week Archives. This excellent site contains biographical material on approximately 60 inventors. It is arranged in alphabetical order.
Invention of the Telephone and its Impact on American life. This excellent Public Broadcasting Service site is based on the American Experience series.It includes a teacher's guide and suggested readings.
Building of the First Subway, 1900-1904, in New York City. This is another part of the Public Broadcasting Service site based on the American Experience series. It discusses historical and technical background of the subway. It also includes a teacher's guide and suggested readings.
Technology Timeline. This is another part of the Public Broadcasting Service site based on the American Experience series. The timeline includes dates and information about the different inventions. A teacher's guide and suggested readings are included.
Collection of 25,000photographs from 1890-1920 from the Detroit Publishing Company. This site is part of the Library of Congress's outstanding online American Memory Collection. The subjects of the photographs include cities, towns, industry, transportation and scenic views.
Learning Resources about the Detroit Publishing Co. The site includes classroom uses of the Detroit Publishing Company site, related links, historical background and suggested readings.
Inside an American Factory: The Westinghouse Works, 1904. This site is part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Collection.
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