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The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)

offers documents and images for learning about Bell's patent for the telephone, Edison's patent for the electric lamp, Glidden's patent application for barbed wire, the Homestead Act of 1862, maps of Indian territory, child labor, and the Chinese Boycott Case. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Girls at Weaving Machines, Evansville, IN.  October 1908

Girls at weaving machines


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