America in the Late 19th Century & Early 20th Century

Database Sources


American History is a good place to start your research. This database will give you both information to include in your WeVideo Script, as well as images and other media.

Username: manliushs

Password: manliushs

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The Smithsonian database is full of primary source documents and images. 

No username needed 

Password: empirelink


U.S. History in Context

Provided by Gale

Provides a complete overview of our nation’s past and covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.

No username needed 

Password: empirelink

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Online Sources

Library of Congress:


Popular Entertainment: 1870-1920


Popular Entertainment: Recordings from the Alan Lomax Collection 



Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University (Find rimary and secondary sources; includes advertising, lists of Jim Crow laws, and contemporary connections)


International Center for Photography (Search for Jacob Riis tenement photographs)


Popular entertainment, films: Museum of the Moving Image (Browse for photo stills from early films, film equipment, and more)

Advertising: Smithsonian National History Museum  (Browse for images, articles,and more)

The Tenement Museum  (Access virtual tours, podcasts, as well as browse for images, etc.)

Library of Congress Research Guides   (Try searching a specific topic, such as "Jane Addams" to access primary sources, etc.; notice the options for advanced searching)

Tip: Once you know your specific topic, ask a librarian to help you find the right and/or additional resources. 

Books & eBooks


The American Pageant 

Chapter 23

Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age 

Page 524

Chapter 24

America Moves to the City 

Page 544

Chapter 25

The Conquest for the West 

Page 579

Chapter 26

Rumbles of Discontent

Page 601

Digital Textbook

How to save digital images from your textbook.

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Click the link above to access WeVideo. Be sure to log in using your FMSchools Google account. 

Use the tutorial videos on the WeVideo Academy site to help you create your project. 

Wednesday January 13


1-2 pm



Mary Patroulis, Library Media Specialist



Emily Cleckner, Library Media Specialist


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