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eBooks from ORHS Library

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Development of the Industrial U. S. - UXL (Created by); Sonia G. Benson
ISBN: 1414401744
Publication Date: 2005-11-16
In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. This reference volume explores this time in American history.

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Manifest Destiny - Shane Mountjoy
ISBN: 1438119836
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
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Handbook to Life in America - Rodney P. Carlisle
ISBN: 1438117485
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Coverage includes: - Cities and urban life - Crime and violence - Education - Entertainment and sports - Family and daily life - Labor and employment - Material culture - Military and wars - Population trends and migration - Religion - Rural life - Science and technology - Social attitudes.


Citing Sources

The databases and eBooks listed here provide citation tools to generate your citation. Should you need help citing, additional sources to use include Purdue's Online Writing Lab or Easy Bib (see below).

EasyBib: the bibliography maker.


  • ABC-CLIO's American History Database
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    This database contains articles written specifically for it (not from other sources.)

    Use "Topics" tab to see a list of topics, especially under the headings "A Growing Nation, 1850-1900" and "An Evolving Nation, 1870-1920."

    You can also use the search box. For example, you can try "westward expansion" or "gilded age" to get an applicable list of reference articles and images.

    Each article's or image's MLA citation will be at the bottom of the page.
  • Daily Life Through History
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    This resource will be especially good for learning about what life was like - music, fashion, leisure time, etc.

    Click on "Topics" and scroll down to "Revolutionary and Industrial Lives, the 19th Century." Look at "American West" and "Industrial America." Expand the headings on the left to see all the resources.

    Each article's or image's MLA citation will be at the bottom of the page.
  • ABC CLIO World History the Modern Era
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    Use the "topics" tab and then scroll down to see headings for the appropriate time period. Alternately, you can use the search box.

    Each article's or image's MLA citation will be at the bottom of the page.
  • Student Resources in Context
    Provides contextual information on a broad range of topics. Includes reference content, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

    MLA citation at the bottom of the article.

The Industrial Economy


Westward Expansion


Growth, Cities and Immigration


Gilded Age Politics


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