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Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster: The Growth of Regionalism, 1800-1860

uses a poster decrying the disruptive influence of railroads on local culture to launch a discussion on local differences and their effect on American politics. Explanatory text, materials for teachers, and links to further resources accompany the documents. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Government. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, government, and art. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Anti-railroad poster that says, 'Mothers look out for your children.'  Implying that a train will run over a child.


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