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Active Viewing: Up South

In this activity, students watch the ASHP documentary Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War with documents and exercises designed to support and reinforce the documentary's key concepts of Jim Crow, lynching, [...]

Active Viewing: Up South vocabulary sheet

These words and phrases from the Up South documentary may be unfamiliar to students.

Active Viewing: Up South worksheet

This worksheet is designed to help students organize information from the documentary Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War.

Montgomery County Bus Stop Sign

This bus stop sign, created by American Social History Project, is used in the teaching activity Jim Crow on Wheels to indicate where the "passengers" (students) should stand while waiting to board the bus.

Item Type: Worksheet
Jim Crow On Wheels Identity Cards

These identity cards are used in the teaching activity Jim Crow On Wheels.

Item Type: Worksheet
"Bombing at the Home of Attorney General Palmer"

During the spring of 1919, a group of anarchists (known as Galleanists because they were followers of Italian anarchist Luigi Galleani) sent a series of mail bombs to U.S. government officials and judges. On June 2, 1919, one of these bombs exploded [...]

Tags: Red Scare
Item Type: Photograph
"Boosting Him Up"

During the World War I era, the U.S. experienced a “Red Scare,” or national hysteria about the dangers of communists and radicals. The Red Scare was influenced by wartime patriotism, immigration from eastern Europe, and the Bolshevik revolution [...]

Tags: Red Scare
Item Type: Cartoon
"Come Unto Me, Ye Opprest!"

During the World War I era, the U.S. experienced a “Red Scare,” or national hysteria about the dangers of communists and radicals. The Red Scare was influenced by wartime patriotism, immigration from eastern Europe, and the Bolshevik revolution [...]

Tags: Red Scare
Item Type: Cartoon
Timeline of Key Events of the World War I Era Red Scare, 1914-1920

This timeline shows the major events of U.S. involvement in World War I and the anti-radical hysteria, known as the “Red Scare,” that also occurred at this time.

Tags: Red Scare
Item Type: Timeline
War, Civil Liberties, and Security Opinion Poll

Ten years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, an organization of journalists and academics conducted a public opinion survey about civil liberties and security. The poll asked Americans if they favored or opposed a variety of policies designed [...]

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