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All Recommended Texts

In chronological order by date of publication or creation.

No.
Date
Title
Online Source
1 1836 Thomas Cole, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm-The Oxbow, oil on canvas, 1836
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text7/visions.pdf
National Humanities Center
2 1846 Frederic Edwin Church, Hooker and Company Journeying through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford in 1636, oil on canvas, 1846
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text7/visions.pdf
National Humanities Center
3 1865 Winslow Homer, The Veteran in a New Field, oil on canvas, 1865
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text1/homer.pdf
National Humanities Center
4 1867 Horatio Alger, Jr., Ragged Dick, Or, Street Life in New York, novel, 1867, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text3/alger.pdf
National Humanities Center
5 1867 Kansas Pacific Railway Co., Senatorial Excursion Party over the Union Pacific Railway, 1867, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text6/kprailway.pdf
National Humanities Center
6 1869 Does not such a meeting make amends?, engraving, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 29 May 1869
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text6/amends.pdf
National Humanities Center
7 1869 Albert Bierstadt, The Oregon Trail, oil on canvas, 1869
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text7/visions.pdf
National Humanities Center
8 ca. 1870 Albert Bierstadt, Storm in the Mountains, oil on canvas, ca. 1870
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text7/visions.pdf
National Humanities Center
9 1873 Mark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner, The Gilded Age, novel, 1873, Ch. 7-8
http://www.mtwain.com/The_Gilded_Age/index.html
The Complete Works of Mark Twain (mtwain.com)
10 1874 Frank Bellew, The American Frankenstein, drawing, New York Daily Graphic, 14 April 1874
http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6755
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
11 1875 Edward King, The Great South, 1875, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text8/king.pdf
National Humanities Center
12 1875 Thomas Eakins, The Gross Clinic, oil on canvas, 1875
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text5/eakins.pdf
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13 1876 Machinery Hall, The Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, 1876 (online exhibition)
http://libwww.library.phila.gov/CenCol/tours-machineryhall.htm
Free Library of Philadelphia
14 1880 Thomas Anshutz, The Ironworkers' Noontime, oil on canvas, 1880
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text3/anshutz.pdf
National Humanities Center
15 1880 Robert Ingersoll, The Wall Street Speech, 1880, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text5/ingersoll.pdf
National Humanities Center
16 1881 Walt Whitman, "Song of the Exposition" ["After All Not To Create Only"], poem, 1881
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text1/whitman.pdf
National Humanities Center
17 1882 The Curse of California, drawing, The Wasp, 19 August 1882
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text1/octopusimages.pdf
National Humanities Center
18 1883 "The Celebration To-morrow," The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 23 May 1883
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text2/celebration.pdf
National Humanities Center
19 1883 William Graham Sumner, What the Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 1883, excerpts
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4998/
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
20 1885 Richard T. Ely, "Pullman: A Social Study," Harper's Magazine, February 1885, excerpt
http://www.library.cornell.edu/Reps/DOCS/pullman.htm
John W. Reps, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
21  1886/
1889 
Henry W. Grady, "The New South," Address delivered in New York City (1886) and Boston (1889), excerpts
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5745/
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
22 1886-
1907 
Studio portraits of Native Americans by white photographers, 1886-1907
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text3/natamericans.pdf
National Humanities Center
23 1887 Joel Chandler Harris, "Aunt Fountain's Prisoner," short story, March 1887
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text3/harris.pdf
National Humanities Center
24 1888 The Forty T — s [Thieves], drawing, Harper's Weekly, 17 March 1888
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text1/octopusimages.pdf
National Humanities Center
25 1890 Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York, 1890, Introduction, Ch. 6
http://www.cis.yale.edu/amstud/inforev/riis/title.html
Yale University, American Studies Program
26 1891 Hamlin Garland, "The Return of a Private," short story in Main-Travelled Roads, 1891
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER2/Garland/private.htm
University of Virginia, American Studies
27 1892 The Populist Party Platform [Omaha Platform], 1892
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5361
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
28 1892 U.S. House of Representatives, Report of the Select Committee on Immigration, 1892, excerpt
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text9/1892report.pdf
National Humanities Center
29 1893 William F. Cody & John M. Burke, Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World, program, 1893, excerpt
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text4/buffalobill.pdf
National Humanities Center
30 1893 Frederick Jackson Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," Address to the American Historical Association, Chicago, 12 July 1893, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text1/turner.pdf
National Humanities Center
31 1893 The Dream City, A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World's Columbian Exposition [1893], 1893-1894
http://columbus.gl.iit.edu/dreamcity/dctoc.html
Illinois Institute of Technology, Paul V. Galvin Library Digital History Collection
32 1894 National Association Opposed to Women Suffrage, "Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women," broadside, 1894
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text12/
antisuffrageassoc.pdf
National Humanities Center
33 1894 Daniel De Leon, "A New Era," editorial, The People, 22 July 1894
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text5/newera.pdf
National Humanities Center
34 1895 Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Speech, 1895, excerpts
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/39/
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
35 1895 Statement of the Pullman Strikers, in Report and Testimony on the Chicago Strike of 1894 (U.S. Strike Commission), 1895, excerpts
http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5307
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
36 1895 Reply of the Pullman Company, in Report and Testimony on the Chicago Strike of 1894 (U.S. Strike Commission), 1895, excerpts
http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5306/
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
37 1896 Abraham Cahan, Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto, novel, 1896, Ch. 3-4
http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/cahan/yekl.pdf
Eldritch Press online, via ibiblio.com
38 1897 Simon Pokagon, "The Future of the Red Man," Forum, August 1897, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text3/pokagon.pdf
National Humanities Center
39 1898 Stephen Crane, "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," short story, McClure's Magazine, February 1898
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/CraBrid.html
University of Virginia Library, Electronic Text Center
40 1898 Theodore Dreiser, "A Photographic Talk with Edison," Success, February 1898, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text6/dreiser.pdf
National Humanities Center
41 1898 Mary Church Terrell, "The Progress of Colored Women," Address to the National American Women's Suffrage Association, Washington, DC, 18 February 1898
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/murray:
@field(DOCID+@lit(lcrbmrpt0a13div2))
Library of Congress, American Memory, African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P.Murray Collection, 1818-1907
42 1898 Memorial Day, 1898, drawing, [Chicago] Inter Ocean, [May 1898]
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text10/twowars.pdf
National Humanities Center
43 1898 The Twelve-Inch Gun, watercolor by Rufus F. Zogbaum and poem by James Barnes, in Barnes, Ships and Sailors: Being a collection of songs of the sea as sung by the men who sail it, 1898
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text10/twowars.pdf
National Humanities Center
44 1898 Albert Beveridge, "March of the Flag," Address to a state Republican Party meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 16 September 1898, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text5/beveridge.pdf
National Humanities Center
45 1898 Gertrude Käsebier, photographs of Zitkala-Sa, 1898
http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/zitkalasaimages.html
Catherine Lavender, Dept. of History, The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York (CUNY)
46 1899 William Jennings Bryan, "Will It Pay?," editorial, New York Journal, 15 January 1899, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text5/bryan.pdf
National Humanities Center
47 1899 The Menace of the Hour, drawing, The Verdict, 30 January 1899
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text1/octopusimages.pdf
National Humanities Center
48 1899 Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden," poem, McClure's Magazine, February 1899
http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
49 1899 Benjamin R. Tillman, Address to the U.S. Senate on U.S. foreign policy, 7 February 1899, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text7/tillman.pdf
National Humanities Center
50 1899 H. T. Johnson, "The Black Man's Burden," poem, Christian Recorder, March 1899, as reprinted in the Cleveland Gazette, 8 April 1899
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text7/johnson.pdf
National Humanities Center
51 1899 T. Thomas Fortune, "The White Man's Burden," editorial, New York Age, April 1899
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text7/fortune.pdf
National Humanities Center
52 1899 Theodore Roosevelt, "The Strenuous Life," Address to the Hamilton Club, Chicago, 10 April 1899
http://www.historytools.org/sources/strenuous.html
History Tools.org: Resources for the Study of American History; David Voelker, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
53 1899 Charles G. D. Roberts, "Brooklyn Bridge," poem, The Atlantic Monthly, June 1899
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text2/roberts.pdf
National Humanities Center
54 1899 American Missionary Assn., "The White Man's Duty," The American Missionary, July 1899
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text7/amermissionary.pdf
National Humanities Center
55 1899 "Aguinaldo's Case Against the United States. By a Filipino," North American Review, September 1899, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text9/filipino.pdf
National Humanities Center
56 1900 Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin), "The School Days of an Indian Girl," Atlantic Monthly, February 1900
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=ZitGirl.sgm&images
=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=all
University of Virginia, Electronic Text Center
57 1900 Charles W. Chesnutt, "The Wife of His Youth," short story, 1900
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text7/chesnutt.pdf
National Humanities Center
58 1901 Mark Twain, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," North American Review, February 1901
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR/sitting.html
University of Virginia, American Studies
59 1901 An English Country Seat . . . , drawing, Puck, 23 October 1901
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text1/octopusimages.pdf
National Humanities Center
60 1901 Frank Norris, The Octopus, novel, 1901, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text3/octopusnorris.pdf
National Humanities Center
61 1902 Booker T. Washington, Letter to the Birmingham [Ala.] Age-Herald, 24 November 1902
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text11/washington.pdf
National Humanities Center
62 1902 Owen Wister, The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, novel, 1902, Introduction, Ch. 1-3
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/memory/text8/wister.pdf
National Humanities Center
63 1902 Mark Twain, "The Dervish and the Offensive Stranger," 1902
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/empire/text8/twain.pdf
National Humanities Center
64 1902-
1904 
Ida M. Tarbell, "The History of the Standard Oil Company," McClure's Magazine, 1902-1904, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text2/standardoil.pdf
National Humanities Center
65 1903 Lee Chew, "The Biography of a Chinaman," Independent, 19 February 1903
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/41/
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
66 1903 Thomas A. Edison, Inc., Rube and Mandy at Coney Island, film, 1903
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.2725
Library of Congress, American Memory, Early Motion Pictures, 1897-1920
67 1904 American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., Steam hammer (Westinghouse Works, East Pittsburgh), film, 1904
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/westhpp.2206
Library of Congress, American Memory, Early Motion Pictures, 1897-1920
68 1904 "Next!", drawing, Puck, 7 September 1904
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text1/octopusimages.pdf
National Humanities Center
69 1904 Lincoln Steffens, The Shame of the Cities, 1904, "Introduction and Some Conclusions"
http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5732
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
70 1905 William L. Riordon, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, 1905, Preface, Ch. 1-7
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text7/plunkitt.pdf
National Humanities Center
71 1905 Lewis W. Hine, photographs of immigrants, Ellis Island, 1905
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text4/hine.pdf
National Humanities Center
72 1905 W. E. B. Du Bois, Letter to Oswald Garrison Villard, 24 March 1905
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text11/dubois.pdf
National Humanities Center
73 1905 The Niagara Movement, Declaration of Principles, 1905
http://www.yale.edu/glc/archive/1152.htm
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Aboltion, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University
74 1905 "State Street, Chicago," photograph, 1905
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text1/metropolis.pdf
National Humanities Center
75 1907 Henry Adams, "Chicago," Ch. 22 in The Education of Henry Adams, 1907, excerpt
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text9/adams.pdf
National Humanities Center
76 1907 John Sloan, Election Night, oil on canvas, 1907
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text8/election.pdf
National Humanities Center
77 1908 Frederic Thompson, "Amusing the Million," Everybody's Magazine, September 1908
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text2/thompson.pdf
National Humanities Center
78 1909 The Puzzled Citizen, drawing, Chicago Daily News, 3 February 1909
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text1/octopusimages.pdf
National Humanities Center
79 1909 "Woman's Protest Against Women's Suffrage: To Members of the Illinois Legislature, April 1909," Illinois Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women, broadside, April 1909
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text12/antisuffrageassoc.pdf
National Humanities Center
80 1909 Jack London, "South of the Slot," short story, Saturday Evening Post, 22 May 1909
http://www.jacklondons.net/south_of_the_slot.html
The World of Jack London, jacklondons.net
81 1909 John D. Rockefeller, Random Reminiscences of Men and Events, 1909 (publ. 1933), excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text2/standardoil.pdf
National Humanities Center
82 1910 Jane Addams, "Influence of Lincoln," Ch. 2 in Twenty Years at Hull-House, 1910
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/addams/hullhouse/hullhouse-02.html
Celebration of Women Writers, created and maintained by Mary Mark
83 1910 Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism," Address at a park dedication, Osowatomie, Kansas, 31 August 1910
http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/democrac/31.htm
U.S. State Department: infoUSA, Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy
84 1910 Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management, 1910, Ch. 2, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text3/taylor.pdf
National Humanities Center
85 1910 James H. Patten, American Purity Alliance, Testimony before the Joint Congressional Committee on Immigration, 1910, excerpt
http://occawlonline.pearsoned.com/bookbind/pubbooks/nash5e_awl/
medialib/timeline/docs/sources/theme_primarysources_
Immigration_8.html
The Pearson History Education Place
86 1911 U.S. Supreme Court, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey et al. v. U.S., 1911, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text2/standardoil.pdf
National Humanities Center
87 1911 George Bellows, New York, oil on canvas, 1911
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text1/metropolis.pdf
National Humanities Center
88 1912 Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianizing the Social Order, 1912, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text9/rauschenbusch.pdf
National Humanities Center
89 1913 Jane Addams, "If Men Were Seeking the Franchise," Ladies' Home Journal, June 1913
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text12/addams.pdf
National Humanities Center
90 1913 Marie Jenney Howe, "An Anti-Suffrage Monologue," 1913
http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4963
History Matters, from George Mason University and the City University of New York (CUNY)
91 1913 Henry Glintenkamp, Voting Machines, drawing, The Masses, November 1913
http://www.marxists.org/subject/art/visual_arts/satire/glint/glint1.htm
Marxists.org Internet Archive
92 1913 Christine Frederick, The New Housekeeping: Efficiency Studies in Home Management, 1913, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text4/frederick.pdf
National Humanities Center
93 1920 Anzia Yezierska, "The Lost Beautifulness" and "Soap and Water," short stories in Hungry Hearts, 1920
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text6/yezierska.pdf
National Humanities Center
94 1920 Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie, 1920, published 1933, excerpts
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text7/carnegie.pdf
National Humanities Center
95 1921 Thomas Edison, Observation in his diary, 13 February 1921, with photograph of Edison and Charles Steinmetz, n.d.
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text6/edison.pdf
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