Progressive Era, Roaring Twenties, and World War I

ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources, and Student Activities

Alvin C. York

Key Words: Alvin C. York, World War I, Medal of Honor

Anne Dallas Dudley

Key Words:  Suffrage, 19th amendment

 Austin Peay's influence on roads and schools in Tennessee

Key Words:  Austin Peay, road building, education reform

Clarence Saunders and David Crosthwait

Key Words:  Clarence Saunders,David Crosthwait, Rockefeller Center, Piggly Wiggly, Memphis, Grocery store

Coal Creek War

Key Words:Convict labor, Coal Creek, Mining, Strike

Harry T. Burn and the Perfect 36

 Key Words:  Harry T. Burn, Feb Burn, Suffrage, 19th Amendment, Perfect 36, A.H. Roberts

Ida B. Wells

Key Words: Ida B. Wells, lynching, segregation

Josephine Pearson

Key Words: Suffrage, Anti-suffrage, 19th Amendment

Lawrence Tyson

Key Words: Lawerence Tyson, World War I, airplanes

Radio WSM and the Grand Old Opry

Key Words: Radio WSM, Grand Ole Opry, County Music, Nashville, Carter Family

Randolph Miller

Key Words:  Randolph Miller, Segregation, Chattanooga

Scopes Trial

Key Words:  John Scopes, Evolution, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Monkey Trial, Dayton TN.

Tennessee in the Era of Jim Crow Teacher Packet

Key Words: Jim Crow,  NAACP, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary Church Terrell

 The Temperance Movement in Tennessee

Key Words:  temperance, prohibition, Edward Carmack, Ed Crump

William Christopher "W.C." Handy, Bessie Smith and the Birth of Memphis Blues

Key Words:  W.C. Handy, Memphis, Blues, Bessie Smith


 

Progressive Era, Roaring Twenties, and World War I ETHS Lesson Plans

Progressive Era, Roaring Twenties, and World War I Additional Resources

Progressive Era, Roaring Twenties, and World War I Activities

Albert Parsons Haymarket Timeline


Anne Dallas Dudley- "The Southern Temperment as related to Suffrage"

Birth of Country Music Activities

Booker T. Washington "Cast Down your Bucket Where You Are" speech


Josephine Anderson Pearson - My Story Of How and Why I Became an Anti-Suffrage Leader

The Great Migration Letters

W.E.B. DuBois "The Nigara Movement" speech

W.E.B. DuBois The Souls of Black Folks

W.E.B. DuBois  "The Talented Tenth"

Teaching Activities on Alvin C. York and WWI
Womens Suffrage Activity

Progressive Era, Roaring Twenties, and World War I Web Links

Votes for Women 

Part of the Library of Congress extensive collection of resources on women’s suffrage

Library of Congress: Suffrage

Collection of suffrage related photos from Library of Congress

Women of Protest

More photos related to suffrage

Women's Suffrage: Tennessee and the Passage of the 19th Amendment

Collection of suffrage materials from Tennessee State Libary and Archives

American Memory Site

This opens to a page on the Library of Congress American Memory site.  It has background information about lynching, an excerpt from Ida B. Wells pamphlet “Lynch Law in Georgia” as well as a link to the entire text of the pamphlet.

University of Chicago: Ida B. Wells

This link open the finding guide for the Ida B. Wells Papers at the University of Chicago.  The guide contains links to the documents that have been digitized.

PBS: Jim Crow

Excellent website from PBS titled The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Library of Congress: W.C. Handy

This page from the Library of Congress has links to excellent primary sources on W.C. Handy.

Zimmerman Telegraph Lesson Plan

Progressive Era, Roaring Twenties, and World War I ETHS Articles

Alvin C. York

Birdwell, Michael E. “Old Hickory and the Hindenburg Line: The 30th Division in World War I.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 74 (2002): 1-23.

Lillard, Stewart. “Highway 30: The David Wiley Lillard Memorial Highway.” Tennessee Ancestors 26, no. 3 (December 2010): 156-169

Newman, John J. “Knox County and East Tennessee World War I Draft Registration Cards.” Tennessee Ancestors 18, no. 3 (December 2002): 202-216.

Coal Creek War

Hutson, A.C., Jr. “The Coal Miners’ Insurrections of 1891 in Anderson County, Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 7 (1935): 103-121.

Hutson, A.C., Jr. “The Overthrow of the Convict Lease System” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 8 (1936): 82-103.

Harry T. Burn and the Perfect 36

Ida B. Wells

Lakin, Matthew. “ ‘A Dark Night’: The Knoxville Race Riot of 1919.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 72 (2000): 1-29.

Lamon, Lester C. “Tennessee Race Relations and the Knoxville Riot of 1919.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 41 (1969): 67-85.

Scopes Trial

Eigelsbach, William B. and Jamie Sue Linder. “ ‘If Not the People Who?’: Prosecution Correspondence Preparatory to the Scopes Trial.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 70 (1998): 81-96. (Part 1)

Eigelsbach, William B. and Jamie Sue Linder. “ ‘If Not the People Who?’: Prosecution Correspondence Preparatory to the Scopes Trial.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 70 (1998): 81-96. (Part 2)

Additional Related Articles

“A Good Templar’s ‘Journal.’” Ed. by Grace Leah and Charles Z. Roettger. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 31 (1959): 83-94.

"A Spanish-American War Letter.” Tennessee Ancestors 13, no. 3 (December 1997): 203-205.Govan, Gilbert E. “The Solid South?” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 12 (1940): 3-15.

Leah, Grace. “Tennessee Temperance Activities, 1870-1899.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 21 (1949): 52-68.

Link, Arthur S. “Democratic Politics and the Presidential Campaign of 1912 in Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 18 (1946): 107-130.

Turpie, David C. “ ‘Opposition to President McKinley’s Administration is the Real Motive’: Henry R. Gibson’s 1899 Speech on Imperialism and the Hypocrisy of Southern Democrats.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 85 (2013): 108-122.

Wolfe, Margaret Ripley. “Bootleggers, Drummers, and National Defense: Sideshow to Reform in Tennessee, 1915-1920.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 49 (1977): 77-92.