• Underground Railroad Slaves North Slave
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    Underground Railroad I know youre wondering, what railroad Well the simple fact is that everybody has heard of the Underground Railroad, but not everyone knows just what it was. Firstly, it wasnt underground, and it wasnt even a railroad. The term "Underground Railroad" actually comes from a runaway slave, who while being chased swam across a creek and was out of the owners sight. The owner said .".. must have gone off on an underground railroad." That man was Tice Davids, a Kentucky slave who ...
  • Ida Wells Barnett Memphis One Man
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    Ida Wells Barnett Ida Wells-Barnett was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862. She was the oldest of eight children. Ida was born of slaves, but her parents were able to support eight children. Her mother was a famous cook, and her father was a skilled carpenter. When Ida was only fourteen, an epidemic of Yellow Fever swept though Holly Spring and killed her parents and youngest sibling. She kept her family together by securing a job teaching. Ida managed to continue her education by atten...
  • The Underground Railroad Slaves Slave Runaways
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    The underground railroad wasn't really underground nor a railroad but, routes that the enslaved took to get to freedom. It was also nicknamed Liberty Line. Escape routes ranged from the North to the Western territories, Mexico, and even the Caribbean. Although no one really knows exactly when it was started, some reports of aid being given to the runaways in the early 1700's and ended promptly in 1856 due to the union's victory over the Confederacy. There were many people involved in these esca...
  • Brewton Famous Mill One
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    The history of Brewton all began one day in 1817 when the railroad was built. From their a town soon arose from railroad and lumber industry. It splurged into a wonderful city, where blueberries are famous. During 1818 there was a bar built on the corner of what is now Belleville and Douglas Avenue. This bar was called Willies. Famous for its beer and beautiful women, it was the center of the towns events. Soon after that began the flourish of the industrial revolution of Brewton. The lumber co...
  • Steam Engine Railroad Industrial Revolution
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    The steam engine, how did it effect the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution, which was started in England around 1770, would result in some of the greatest technological advancements in history. One of the major and most popular inventions during the Industrial Revolution was the steam engine. The invention of the steam engine dates way back to even before the Industrial Revolution, the earliest date being around 1698. It wasn t until the late 17 th century and early 18 th century th...
  • Tom Thumb Railroad Track People
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    When America was trying to win its independence over the British in the American Revolution something of even greater significance was happening in England, the Industrial Revolution. Hand tools were being replaced by moving parts. Industry was moving at its greatest speed people had ever seen. Things could be made faster, cheaper, and in greater numbers. By the 1800 s in America, nothing like this was even close to happening. In fact, Thomas Jefferson warned of rapid industrial growth during hi...
  • Slavery Underground Railroad
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    I know you " re wondering, what railroad? Well the simple fact is that everybody has heard of the Underground Railroad, but not everyone knows just what it was. Firstly, it wasn't underground, and it wasn't even a railroad. The term 'Underground Railroad' actually comes from a runaway slave, who while being chased swam across a creek and was out of the owner's sight. The owner said '... must have gone off on an underground railroad.' That man was Tice Davids, a Kentucky slave who decided to live...
  • Robber Barons Competitors Rockefeller Railroad
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    The Robber Barons, as they were called, were the kings of American Industry and American Society during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Rich beyond the average man's wildest dreams, these industrialists were often criticized for their philosophies and their ways of making money. Robber Barons can also be viewed as immoral, greedy, and corrupt, and the evidence to support such a view is not difficult to find. Bribery, illegal business practices, and cruelty to workers were not uncommon in this ...
  • Caborn Geography Ohio River
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    Caborn The topographic map that is the study area is the Caborn quadrangle. This area is located in the southwest area of Indiana and on the south is bordering the Ohio River. The topography of this area is pocketed with gently rolling hills with the largest depression in the land just north of the Ohio River with Goose pond located in the center of it. This study area is located in the Wabash lowland of Indiana and its bedrock consists of mainly of shale and sandstone. There is also a thin laye...
  • Influence Of Chinese And Irish
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    The Influence of Chinese and Irish Laborers on the Transcontinental Railroad The Chinese and Irish laborers answered strongly when asked to help build the Transcontinental Railroad that connected the Pacific and the Atlantic Coasts. During the long process the immigrant workers encountered harsh weather and living and working conditions. Their work produced the Great Iron Trail in an incredibly short time with minimal resources and equipment. Their struggles are often overlooked and their overse...
  • Work Ethic Country Rockefeller Industrialists
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    The American work ethic is something our country should be proud of. Since the days of George Washington Americans have worked hard for what they believe in, what they need, and what they want. It is our right as Americans to be able to work for these ideals. Without out a strong work ethic our country would crumble. From businessmen to politicians a strong work ethic is necessary to keep our country financially and politically stable. People like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J. P....
  • Abolitionist Anti Slavery
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    The Abolitionist Movement in the United States The abolitionist Movement was a campaign throughout the United States to end slavery in the 1800 s. There were many reformers, most in northern states, that would dedicate their life s work to the abolishment of this institution. The first anti-slavery activities occurred as far back as colonial days. The Quakers of Pennsylvania condemned slavery on moral grounds alone. Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry both spoke strongly against slavery and tried...
  • Popular Culture Many Things
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    While studying the many aspects of popular culture; the highs and the lows, the fads and the popular trinkets of the times, I found myself looking for some distinct trend. A trend that would almost explain the urbanization and mixture of American culture into one entity as it seems today. The times came and went, the people and their goods increased and found success in various forms of business, but it all had to depend upon a central trend. There had to be something linking these people and th...
  • Country Began Railroad First
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    Tonya Jones October 3, 2002 History 1302 AMERICAN GROWTH America began a growing period after the Civil War that stretched from the east coast to the west coast and from our Canadian boarder country to the boundaries of Texas and Mexico. Within the outline of this country we began to notice a movement of grand economic proportions. Citizens of this country, rich and poor, put their ideas and money into inventions that forever changed what is known now as an industrial empire. Among the changes t...
  • Eugene Debs American Workers Aru
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    The film, Eugene Debs and the American Movement, gave an intense story of a great American labor leader. Eugene Victor Debs was born in Terre Haute, Ind. , on November 5 th, 1855. Deb's legacy has him as one of the most influential American labor and political leaders of all time. Among his many accomplishments, his most prestigious has to be being a five time Socialist candidate for the President of the United States. This is quite an accomplishment for someone that left school at the age of 14...
  • Liverpool Manchester Railway England Competition Locomotive
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    he Liverpool & Manchester railway was planned to transport materials between Liverpool, the busiest port in northern England and Manchester, the capital of the textile industry. It was going to extend for 31 miles over marshlands and rock features of northern England. There was a long delay in the construction because the railway caused threats to the Bridgewater Canal that was making tremendous profit transporting cargo between Manchester and Liverpool. Finally, permission was granted for Georg...
  • African Americans Africans Slaves Time
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    During the time period of Immigration from the early 1700? s to the mid 1900? s, Africans experienced a lot of conflicts within different racial groups, especially within the Caucasian people. During this time period, most Africans were used as slaves, while the rest either bought their freedom, ran away for their freedom, or became slave hunters. The conflicts that Africans experienced were painful and horrifying. Becoming slaves hurt the Africans greatly because they lost a lot of their tradit...
  • Underground Railroad Slaves Slave North
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    I know you " re wondering, what railroad? Well the simple fact is that everybody has heard of the Underground Railroad, but not everyone knows just what it was. Firstly, it wasn't underground, and it wasn't even a railroad. The term "Underground Railroad' actually comes from a runaway slave, who while being chased swam across a creek and was out of the owner's sight. The owner said "… must have gone off on an underground railroad.' That man was Tice Davids, a Kentucky slave who decided to ...
  • Railroads Time Farmers Century
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    Labor, Immigrants, and Urban Life The late 1800 s was a time period filled with rapid growth of the industries and cities in America, and it led to more opportunities for jobs, education, and entertainment. American farmers in the 19 th-century experienced recurring periods of hardship. Several basic factors were involved — soil exhaustion, the hardships of nature, a decline in self-sufficiency, and the lack of adequate legislative protection and aid. Perhaps most important, however, was t...