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What powered the Industrial Revolution? Coal lit the forges of industry, and workers mined the coal. Primary sources reveal how coal changed the nature of U.S. labor. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Mrs. Nelson Greene and Baby, Sept. 1938, William Pryor, New Deal Network.

Discover how FDR's New Deal impacted life in small town America. [...] »

A Desperate Struggle from Michael Schaack's Anarchy and Anarchis

Written in the form of a drama, this website takes visitors through the [...] »

Photo, IN FINANCIAL AREA: Hard-hatted construction workers..., 1970, NY Times

Learn about the Hard Hat Riots of New York with this innovative website. [...] »

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How did the women's suffrage movement use the rise of journalism to its [...] »

photographic print, Weighting Cotton, 1914, E. C. Eddy, LOC

Introduce students to the importance of oral history while simultaneously [...] »

Labor Day means more than the beginning of the school year. Bring the holiday [...] »

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Photo, The Britt family happy and content on the farm, Lewis Hine, LoC

Does a caption change the meaning of a photograph? [...] »

Photo, "Oyster," November 3, 2007, Swamibu, Flickr Commons

Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »

Photo, [Two policemen arresting a striker. . . ], 1910, Library of Congress

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