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Progressive Era: Online Sources

Primary sources from Salem

Salem History: Milestone Documents in American History

  • Scroll and select "Milestone Documents in American History."  Complete a "Keyword" search on your topic (for example, Plessy v. Ferguson or Chinese Exclusion Act).  Look in the box on the left to cite, email or print. 


U.S. History in Context (Gale) - The Progressive Era (includes books, journal articles, primary sources, images, and more!)

Progressivism and Social Reform (Gale U. S. History in Context)

American Decades 1900-1910 (Gale)

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library (full text, searchable book from Gale with many primary sources

Progressive Era from American History Onine (Infobase)

Issues & Controversies in Amerian History (Infobase)

Progressivism and Electoral Reform (from Issues & Controversies in American History by Infobase)

Rise of Organized Labor a secondary AND primary source from Issues & Controversies in American History (Infobase)

Meat Packing Industry a secondary AND primary source from Issues & Controversies in American History (Infobase)

U.S. History - Domestic Affairs 1885 - 1920 a secondary AND primary source from Issues & Controversies in American History (Infobase)

The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era from Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

Gilded Age ebooks

Nugent, Walter, Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction (New York, 2010; online edn, Very Short Introductions online, Sept. 2013)

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Image Quest (for password, see Ms. Bogas or look in the back of your planner!)

Magazines from the Gilded Age (ONLINE!)

Harper's Weekly This paper was one of the most popular publications in America during the late 1800’s. Many images.  This link is for issues from 1878 - 1916

Accessible Archives  ask Ms. Bogas or Dr. Guzman for username/password to this perfect resource!

McClure's  This link is for 1893 - 1914

Collier's Weekly This link is for 1899 - 1922
Collier's Weekly  This link is for 1901 - 1956

The Cosmopolitan  This link is for 1886 - 1925

Atlantic Monthly

Trusted Websites

Progressive Era to New Era from the Library of Congress - secondary and primary sources

Digital History Progressive Era  great primary source materials

Digital Public LIbrary of America- great source for primary images

‚ÄčThe Progressive Era - America's Story from the Library of Congress 

The Miners' Wars from PBS