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Shoemakers in a "ten-footer" shop.
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Like many other industries, shoe manufacturing changed in the early 19th century. ...

Like many other industries, shoe manufacturing changed in the early 19th century. Previously, most shoemakers worked in their homes or small workshops (called ten-footers")

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"The American Frankenstein."
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Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel about a man-made monster who turned upon ...

Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel about a man-made monster who turned upon its creator, this cartoon depicted the railroad trampling the rights of the American people. Agriculture

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"The modern news stand and its results."
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During the mid- and late-nineteenth century, reform organizations such as the Salvation ...

During the mid- and late-nineteenth century, reform organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) sought to bring Protestantism and wholesome" activities to the urban working class. An active YMCA member

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"Interviewed on unemployment."
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This December, 1930, edition of the League for Industrial Democracy's The Unemployed ...

This December, 1930, edition of the League for Industrial Democracy's The Unemployed satirizes three common business perspectives on the unemployment problem." Diagnoses of the causes of the Great Depression varied

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"Times look pretty dark to some."
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This 1921 cartoon from the Chicago Tribune newspaper prescribes good old fashioned ...

This 1921 cartoon from the Chicago Tribune newspaper prescribes good old fashioned hard work" as the cure for the 1920-21 economic depression. While this artist attributed unemployment to lack of motivation

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Model kitchens.
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Consumer products came to the fore in the economy of the 1920s, ...

Consumer products came to the fore in the economy of the 1920s, putting new technologies like radios, toasters, and electric irons into even working-class homes. A quarter of a century separates these two model kitchens

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The Spirit of '32.
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To raise commodity prices during the Great Depression, some midwestern farmers enforced ...

To raise commodity prices during the Great Depression, some midwestern farmers enforced Farm Holidays

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Put on a happy face.
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A 1923 billboard advertisement for Endicott-Johnson shoes touted employee satisfaction as an ...

A 1923 billboard advertisement for Endicott-Johnson shoes touted employee satisfaction as an important feature of the product. Company president George F. Johnson was a leading proponent of welfare capitalism

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"Bell-Time."
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A cross-section of the Lawrence, Massachusetts, workforce as presented to the readers ...

A cross-section of the Lawrence, Massachusetts, workforce as presented to the readers of Harper's Weekly in 1868. Winslow Homer sketched women, men, and children as they emerged from the city's textile factories at the end of a workday.

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Photo-op.
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Press photographers are shown here taking pictures of President Ronald Reagan during ...

Press photographers are shown here taking pictures of President Ronald Reagan during a photo-opportunity." These formal photography sessions scheduled by the White House staff dated back to the 1930s

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"This is for traitors."
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During World War I, laws restricting freedom of speech and the arrest ...

During World War I, laws restricting freedom of speech and the arrest and prosecution of those who opposed the war created an atmosphere of repression, hysteria, and vigilantism. While President Woodrow Wilson called for 100 percent Americanism

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"Serenading a 'blackleg' on his return from work."
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Jonathon Lowe of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper sketched coalminers and their families ...

Jonathon Lowe of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper sketched coalminers and their families harassing a scab during a strike in the Cherry Valley region of Ohio in 1874.

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"The first vote."
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An 1867 Harper's Weekly illustration features three figures symbolizing black political leadership: ...

An 1867 Harper's Weekly illustration features three figures symbolizing black political leadership: a skilled craftsman, a sophisticated city dweller, and a Union Army veteran.

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"How to tell a Chinese from a 'Jap.'"
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During World War II, Chinese Americans, who had often been lumped together ...

During World War II, Chinese Americans, who had often been lumped together with other Asians and even called Japs

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Mr. Block.
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The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), founded in 1905, sought to ...

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), founded in 1905, sought to organize all workers into one big union" to abolish the wage system

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Migrants
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Not all farm families who became migrants during the Great Depression did ...

Not all farm families who became migrants during the Great Depression did so because of drought, and not all went to California. Many families lost their land when agricultural prices dropped, and the mechanization of agriculture left many agricultural laborers without work. These members of a South Texas family, photographed by the Farm Security Administration's Dorothea Lange in August 1936, were traveling to the Arkansas Delta to pick cotton.

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"The Voting-Place."
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During the 1840s and 1850s, anti-immigrant feelings grew amongst many native born ...

During the 1840s and 1850s, anti-immigrant feelings grew amongst many native born whites. These nativists" argued that immigrants caused many of the nation's ills by rejecting "American" work habits

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"There is hard sledding ahead for the missionaries."
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This 1915 cartoon by William Ireland in the Columbus Dispatch relies on ...

This 1915 cartoon by William Ireland in the Columbus Dispatch relies on racist suppositions to make an ironic antiwar statement. Like their European counterparts, many Americans justified imperial expansion by arguing that it would spread the benefits of Western Civilization" to un-civilized

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