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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: Progress: The Meaning of the Machine
Toolbox Overview: The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Resource Menu: Progress
Text 1. Memory and Machines
Text 2. Brooklyn Bridge
Text 3. Human Machines
Text 4. Christine Frederick
Text 5. Thomas Eakins
Text 6. Thomas Edison
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Text 7. Wealth and Weightlessness
Text 8. Southern Statis
Text 9. The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago

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6.  Thomas Edison
- Theodore Dreiser, "A Photographic Talk with Edison," Success, February 1898, excerpts (PDF)
- Thomas Edison, Observation, 13 Feb. 1921, with photograph of Edison and Charles Steinmetz, n.d. (PDF) Discussing Art

   
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Thomas Edison
Edison, 1898

  
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Thomas Edison, biography from PBS/WGBH

Thomas Edison, biography and resources from the Library of Congress

Thomas Edison's Inventions, lesson plan and links from EDSITEment (NEH)

The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Thomas Edison, from NPR

Charles Steinmetz, biography from the Yonkers Historical Society

Theodore Dreiser, overview from Literary Encyclopedia


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