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Bread and Roses Strike of 1912: Two Months in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that Changed Labor History
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This online exhibition uses primary sources to explore the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. During this "Bread and Roses" strike, immigrant, largely female, and ethnically diverse workers organized to respond to wage cuts and changed the course of labor history in the United States.

Subject:
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
09/27/2017
Digital Public Library of America
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The Digital Public Library of America is a free digital collection of artifacts gathered from libraries, archives and museums.  This great collection of primary source materials will continue to grow as new items are made digital. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
03/20/2018
From Colonialism to Tourism: Maps in American Culture
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This online exhibition uses primary sources to explore the cultural and historic impact of mapping through four specific moments in American history: migration along the Oregon Trail, the rise of the lumber industry, the Civil War, and the popularization of the automobile and individual tourism. These moments demonstrate the influence maps have had over how Americans imagine, exploit, and interact with national geographies and local places.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
09/27/2017
Indomitable Spirits: Prohibition in the United States
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This online exhibition uses primary sources to tell the story of America's Prohibition era--the period between 1920 and 1933 when the manufacture, transport and sale of intoxicating liquors was illegal in the United States.

Subject:
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
09/27/2017