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American Cultural History

The 19th Century

1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890


Art & Architecture | Peggy Whitley
Business and the Economy | Becky Bradley
Books and Literature | Peggy Whitley
Migration & Immigration | Bettye Sutton
Education | Bettye Sutton
News and Events |  Peggy Whitley
Music and Theater | Sue Goodwin
Pastimes | Shielda Welling
Science and Technology | Sue Goodwin
Social Movements | Becky Bradley
Visual Tour | Peggy Whitley

About the 19th Century

Decades Pages

By 1800, everyday life had changed little since the year 1000. Yet, within another hundred years (1900) the Industrial Revolution had transformed the world's economy. During the 19th century, the United States was still new and making its way to becoming a world power. Watch it happen as you browse your way through each decade. Then visit the suggested links for more information.   Because we are librarians, we must point out that the best way to immerse oneself in a topic is to use both Internet and books. Nothing like getting your hands on books! The smell alone is intoxicating! Our intention is to offer an overview of the century in a 'semi-essay' form - and to let the links we have chosen take users even further.

Enjoy also:

A Visual Tour of the 19th Century
(approx. 8 minutes)
*Requires Adobe Flash Player

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