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This project examines how wealth inequalities in the U.S. have changed over time. We will look back at the Gilded Age through urbanization, into the Great Depression and World War… Read more »

The Great Depression

Black Tuesday On October 29, 1929, the United States stock market crashed in an event known as Black Tuesday. This began a chain of events that led to the Great Depression, a… Read more »

World War II

Dr. Seuss Political Cartoons Most of us know Dr. Seuss for his iconic children’s books, from The Cat in the Hatto Green Eggs and Ham, but during the World War II era… Read more »


Primary Sources “Act of July 2, 1890”. Sherman Anti-Trust Act, July 2, 1890; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1992; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11;… Read more »


Primary Sources:  Angelou, Maya. Harold Bloom, editor. 1996. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York :Chelsea House Publishers. Buchanan, Beverly. Rituals and Ruins. 1981. Brooklyn, New York Museum. Database:… Read more »

The Confederate Constitution

  (Richardson, James D. “Constitution of the Confederate States; March 11, 1861.” Published on the Avalon Project, Yale University.   Article 1, Section 9, Article 4 of the Confederate… Read more »

The Cornerstone Address

(Alexander H. Stephens, “Cornerstone Address, March 21, 1861 ” in The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, etc., vol. 1, ed. Frank Moore (New… Read more »

Changing the Story

  (“A Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi,” Currier & Ives, 1884. (Library of Congress)) As soon as the Civil War ended however, the Southern states and their leaders began changing… Read more »

Not helping…

(Thomas Nast, “Reconstruction and How It Works,” Harper’s Weekly, 1866, via HarpWeek.)   On The Right Side: “I have been accused of being inimical to the true interests of the colored… Read more »

The Early bird…

(Early, Jubal A. “The Proceedings of the Southern Historical Convention: Address to the Southern Historical Convention.” The Southern Historical Society. August 14, 1873. 24)   Jubal A. Early was on… Read more »