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Primary Sources - Workshop in American History Workshop 5 - Cans, Coal, and Corporationshomesitemap
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World's Fair
Explore Cans, Coal, and Corporations by examining the original documents and images of the period
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Read these documents and examine these images before watching the video

 
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This workshop investigates the new American vision that resulted from the explosion of interstate transportation and industrial technology in the second half of the 19th century. Drawing on essays written to celebrate the Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, you can reflect on this new perspective, both cosmopolitan and expansionist, and its implications for the future.


Objectives

To gain a deeper understanding of historical content through reading and discussing primary source documents.

To explore the World's Fair movement of the late 19th century and consider its place in American society.

To understand America's view of itself at the turn of the century in terms of technology, capitalism, nationalism, and expansionist ideals.

To examine technological development at the end of the 19th century and to compare it with where we are now.

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