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Special Feature Links

Use the links below to find more information on the special features in this chapter and to explore related topics.

Citizenship Today: Community Service

America's Promise Home Page http://www.americaspromise.org/
Web site for the America's Promise organization, which focuses on helping the youth of the United States.

Do Something: Young People Changing the World http://www.dosomething.org/
A national organization that encourages young people to make a difference in the world. Explore this Web site to find out how you can help others and get involved.


Literature Connections: The San Francisco Earthquake

The Progress of a People http://rs6.loc.gov/ ammem/ aap/ idawells.html
Library of Congress exhibit that provides a brief biography of Ida B. Wells and links to related information.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) http://www.tnstate.edu/ library/ digital/ wells.htm
Brief biography of Ida B. Wells.


Primary Source Explorer: Ida B. Wells Crusade for Justice

Museum of the City of San Francisco http://www.sfmuseum.org/ 1906/ photos.html
This Web site offers photographs of the destruction caused by the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.


History Workshop: World's Fairs

World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 http://columbus.gl.iit.edu/
Extremely detailed and well-researched site about the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.

World's Fairs and Expositions: Defining America and the World, 1876–1916 http://www.boondocksnet.com/ expos/ index.html
This Web site provides numerous links to all of the world's fairs held in the United States between 1876 and 1916, including the Philadelphia fair of 1876 and the St. Louis fair of 1904. Links offer textual descriptions and visual artifacts of the fairs.