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What powered the Industrial Revolution? Coal lit the forges of industry, and workers mined the coal. Primary sources reveal how coal changed the nature of U.S. labor. FIND OUT MORE »

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Viva La Raza painted by UW students

Washington State educators, bring diversity and reform activism into your [...] »

Image, Forests, Fields and the Falls-Connecting MN.

How did the lumber, flour, sawmill, and farming industries shape Minnesota's [...] »

Photo. Coke Plant Transformers in Transformer Station. Gary Works

Relive the construction of the city of steel—Gary, Indiana. [...] »

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Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »

Negative, White Wings gathering garbage. . . , 1910-15, Flickr Commons

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How did the women's suffrage movement use the rise of journalism to its [...] »

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Photo, The Britt family happy and content on the farm, Lewis Hine, LoC

Does a caption change the meaning of a photograph? [...] »

Photo, "Oyster," November 3, 2007, Swamibu, Flickr Commons

Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »

Photo, [Two policemen arresting a striker. . . ], 1910, Library of Congress

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