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The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Section 1: Cities Grow and Change

A Digital Archive of American Architecture bc_org/ avp/ cas/ fnart/ fa267/ 20_sky1.html
Site maintained by Boston College that provides images of many famous American skyscrapers from 1900-1925.

Thomas Nast gallery/ nast_intro.html
This Web site is dedicated to the cartoons of Thomas Nast. It includes a link to Nast's series of cartoons on "Boss" Tweed and Tammany Hall.

Jane Addams' Hull House Museum jaddams/ hull/ hull_house.html
Biography, chronology, and photo essay. Includes links to suggested readings by and about Jane Addams.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum bery100.html
This site provides a history of the Branford Electric Railway, a trolley system in Connecticut.

Section 2: The New Immigrants

Angel Island: Li Keng Wong's Story activities/ asian-american/ angel_island/ index.htm
Profile of a Chinese American woman whose family immigrated to the United States via Angel Island.

Angel Island History history
A brief history of the port of entry.

European Emigration: The Swedish Case swedemigr/ pages/ emigra.htm
In-depth report on Swedish emigration to America in the late 19th century, with a link to the personal story of a mid-20th-century immigrant. Has links to a variety of sites on Sweden and U.S. immigration.

Section 3: Segregation and Discrimination

Chasing the Dream: History of Segregation fyi/ interactive/ specials/ bhm/ backgrounder/ segregation.html
CNN special feature on the history of segregation. In-depth article that traces its history from the time of colonial slavery, to Jim Crow Laws, the Civil Rights Movement, and into the present day. Includes information on other Black History resources, lesson plans, and links.

Section 4: Society and Mass Culture

Coney Island History coasters/ history/ early_1900/ history_coney.shtml
History of Coney Island, birthplace of the American amusement park.

Bicycle History library/ inventors/ blbicycle.htm
Overview of bicycle history with links to sites covering the early-20th-century role of the bicycle in altering culture and lifestyles.