Unit 6: A Time of Transformation
Pony Express Home Station
This site includes valuable information about the Pony Express. It offers historical information, plus "Pony Tales", lists of museums, and links on the subject.
The Oregon Trail
Check out this site full of facts and photographs on the Oregon Trail. You can visit over 20 historic sites along the trail, learn "Fantastic Facts," and read about famous explorers, buffalo hunts, camping, Native Americans, hardships, and more.
The Five Points Site
Join archaeologists and historians as they uncover the secrets of a nineteenth century New York City neighborhood--Five Points. You can view historical illustrations of the neighborhood and artifacts recovered during the excavation. This site also offers a virtual tour of the old neighborhood to help you learn more about the people who lived there, the work they did, and how their lives impacted the growing city.
How the Other Half Lives
This hypertext edition of Jacob Riis' moving portrait of New York City's nineteenth century tenements provides a rare glimpse into the struggles of the urban poor. You can read the detailed descriptions of life in the tenements and view illustrations of different facets of life there.
This site pays homage to Ellis Island and the millions of immigrants who were processed there. You can take a virtual tour of Ellis Island, find information on immigrants' experiences, and take a look at Ellis Island today.
Bridging the Urban Landscape
Bridging the Urban Landscape is an online exhibit about the history of Pittsburgh. The site contains over 500 historical photographs and images of the city, and includes a tribute to Andrew Carnegie.
This site from Grolier's Online offers a hypertext essay about the right to vote. The essay discusses the history of suffrage in ancient, medieval, and modern societies. United States-related links include the Constitution, women's suffrage, and elections.