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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
Text 3. Horatio Alger, Jr., Ragged Dick
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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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3.  Horatio Alger, Jr., Ragged Dick, Or, Street Life in New York, novel, 1867, excerpts (PDF)

    Horatio Alger, Jr.
Horatio Alger, Jr.
  
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Length: 7 pages

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Horatio Alger, biography from Literary Encyclopedia

Ragged Dick, full text, from the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library

Lewis Hine photographs, "Street Trades": Child labor portrayed through a variety of trades in the United States, 1908-1924 (862 photographs). At this search page for the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, scroll down to "Searching Numbers" and enter "LOT 7480." (Also enter 900 for the "maximum number of bibliographic records to be returned.")

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