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APUSH-19-D

Mass culture


1.  Use of leisure

2.  Publishing and journalism


Resources:

Colonial City: Revolutionary Battleground
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant transcripts:
Early Nineteeth-Century New York
Horace Greeley on New York

Urban Crisis: Disease, Crime, and Space
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
Central Park

Relevant texts:
Creating Valuable Land

Relevant transcripts:
The Most Important Park

Relevant interactive tools:
Central Park Bird's Eye View. Lithograph by Bachman (1863).
Design Element, Part 1
Design Element, Part 2
Central Park Bird's Eye View. Lithograph by Bachman (1863).
Design Element, Part 1
Design Element, Part 2

The Crisis of Victorianism
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant texts:
Theodore Roosevelt "The Strenuous Life" (1899)

The Search for a Scientific Culture
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Physical World Transformed
The Impact of The Origin of Species

Relevant transcripts:
Professor Blake discusses this third implication.

Turner and the End of the Frontier
Resource Type: Primary Source
The Columbian Exposition of 1893.

The Victorian Mind
Resource Type: Primary Source
Glass cases (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford) typical of nineteenth-century museums.

The Environmental Movements
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The larger issues of western expansion, industrialization, urbanization, and progressivism are explored in this DBQ on the environmental movements that arose at the end of the nineteenth century.

Railroad Ad
Resource Type: Primary Source
This Northern Pacific Railroad advertisement appeared in a 1900 issue of Harper's Weekly. The advertisement promotes travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Margaret Sanger on Working Women
Resource Type: Primary Source
Margaret Sanger became nationally famous for organizing a birth-control movement. In this 1915 issue of the International Socialist Review, Sanger discusses working women.

Kodak Camera Ad
Resource Type: Primary Source
This advertisement for Kodak cameras appeared in a 1900 issue of the magazine Youth's Companion.

Remington Typewriter Company Ad
Resource Type: Primary Source
In a 1905 advertisement, the Remington Typewriter Company used two letters by Mark Twain to illustrate how his attitude toward the typewriter had changed over a period of thirty years.

Out in the Automobile
Resource Type: Primary Source
The comedian Arthur Collins and the tenor Byron Harlan wrote lyrics for many humorous songs. "Out in the Automobile" pokes fun at early-twentieth-century cars.

Urban Society: Central Park and Social Reform
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
This microhistory of Central Park in New York City provides students with a laboratory for learning how social reformers attempted to clean the city of its slums and promote the well-being of its residents. These tools can be applied to the study of any large city.

Railroad Ad
Resource Type: Primary Source
This Northern Pacific Railroad advertisement appeared in a 1900 issue of Harper's Weekly. The advertisement promotes travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Growth of Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Resource Type: Primary Source
This 1959 chart shows the growth in membership of women involved in the movement to prohibit the consumption of alcohol.

The Impact of The Origin of Species
Resource Type: Primary Source
Darwinism was charicatured not only in the press but in other forms of popular culture as well. The refrain of this novelty song with music by "O'Rangoutang" is "It certainly is most absurd/ The fact can never be!/ My great grand daddy never was/ A 'Monkey' up a tree" (1874).

Tenement Slum
Resource Type: Primary Source
Jacob Riis, a reporter for the New York Sun newspaper, helped raise awareness about the conditions of the urban poor with his 1890 publication, How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York. This book would later influence Theodore Roosevelt.


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