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1900
America 1900 is the companion site to the PBS film of the same title.

Images of Early African American Life, David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis discuss the collection of photographs that were featured in "The Exhibit of American Negroes" at the 1900 Paris International Exposition.

Remembering the Galveston Storm of 1900 is part of National Public Radio's Lost and Found Sound series. See also CNN's In-Depth Special, A Centennial Remembrance: The Galveston Hurricane.

1902
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones organizes West Virginia for the great anthracite coal strike of 1902.
The Mother Jones Collection [American Catholic History Center, The Catholic University Of America] includes the correspondence of Jones and John Mitchell and a small collection of photographs.

1904
Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904 [American Memory, Library of Congress]
Includes scenes of women and men working at various Westinghouse plants.

Gerhard Sisters' Photographs [online]. In The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back and Looking Forward. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society, 2004 [cited 26 September 2004]. Available from: http://mohistory.org/content/fair/wf/html/index_flash.html.

Gordon, Linda. Orphan Train [online]. Interviewed by Fred Nielsen. Talking History, 8 October 2001. Available from: http://talkinghistory.oah.org/arch2001.html.
Gordon discusses her book The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction, in which Mexican-Anglo relations play a central role.

Ida Tarbell's The History of the Standard Oil Company.
See Ida Tarbell Home Page.

Mary McLeod Bethune founds the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls, now Bethune-Cookman College.
The Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator site offers a history of Bethune-Cookman College, an interview with Bethune, photographs, and lesson plans.

1905
A'Lelia Bundles discusses the life of Madame C. J. Walker.

1907
Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Equality League of Self-Supporting Women.
Terry Gross interviews Ellen Dubois, author of Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage, on Fresh Air [11 March 1998].

1908
Lewis Hine Photographs for the National Child Labor Committee, 1908 - 1912.
The National Archives' ARC database includes 483 of Hine's photographs.
Search hints are available.

Muller v. Oregon (Supreme Court upholds maximum hour law), February 24, 1908

1909
International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) organizes strike by 20,000 New York City shirtwaist makers.
Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl [American Social History Project, Center for Media and Learning] is the companion site to a film that tells the story of two fictional New York City immigrant teenagers who worked in the garment industry in the first decade of the twentieth century. The site includes text (e.g., lyrics for the song, "Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl"), images, and audio from an oral history interview.

Kheel Center Labor Photos database includes images of the strike, as well as images of ILGWU activities covering most of the twentieth century. Access note: Researchers have to set up a free account before searching the database.



American Women's History: A Timeline

Ken Middleton
kmiddlet@mtsu.edu
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132