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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: People: Assimilation and the Crucible of the City
Toolbox Overview: The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Resource Menu: People
Text 1. The American Metropolis
Text 2. Coney Island
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Text 3. Horatio Alger, Jr., Ragged Dick
Text 4. Lewis W. Hine photographs
Text 5. Jacob Riis, How the Other Lives
Text 6. Anzia Yezierska, Russians
Text 7. Two Wives
Text 8. Lee Chew, The Biography of a Chinaman
Text 9. Exclusion
Text 10. Zitkala-Sa, Native Americans

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2.  Coney Island
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc., Rube and Mandy at Coney Island, film, 1903
- Frederic Thompson, "Amusing the Million," Everybody's Magazine, September 1908 (PDF)
    Luna Park, Coney Island, 1905
Luna Park, Coney Island, 1905
  
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Length: 9 pages ("Amusing the Million")

View Rube and Mandy at Coney Island online.

Online Sources Rube and Mandy at Coney Island: Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, in American Memory, Library of Congress

"Amusing the Million": National Humanities Center

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Luna Park, 1907-1946, from Amusement Park History, by Adam Sandy

from Coney Island (American Experience/PBS)
   --Frederic Thompson and Elmer "Skip" Dundy
   --Luna Park Opens
   --Luna Park Closes

Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Picture and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, from American Memory, Library of Congress

America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894 - 1915, from American Memory, Library of Congress

The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912: General Web Resources



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