1900s Decade in Photos: A Decade of Discovery

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The first decade of the twentieth century was a time of amazing inventions and discoveries. The Wright brothers invented the airplane. Henry Ford built the Model T car. Albert Einstein solved mysteries of the universe. These are just a few of the astonishing feats of a decade that helped shape the course of human history.

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Overview

The first decade of the twentieth century was a time of amazing inventions and discoveries. The Wright brothers invented the airplane. Henry Ford built the Model T car. Albert Einstein solved mysteries of the universe. These are just a few of the astonishing feats of a decade that helped shape the course of human history.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Characterizing a decade in one slim book involves making choices—Corrigan has done quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900. Young history buffs get a look at politics, war, fashion, science, and technology in this "Amazing Decades in Photos" series; illustrated not only with photographs, each book makes use of posters, cartoons, prints, and newspaper pages as well. The "decade of discovery" (1900—1909) brought us the invention of the airplane, advances in the telegraph and radio, phonograph records, mass production of Fords, and Einstein's Theory of Relativity. On the darker side were President McKinley's assassination, the Russo-Japanese War, fighting in Cuba, Sinclair's revelations in The Jungle, and the destructive earthquake in San Francisco. To his credit, Corrigan touches on art—in this title represented by early movies and modern artists Picasso, Braque, and Klimt. For fun, Americans could attend the first World Series, or the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair (sampling peanut butter, iced tea, or ice cream cones). Other achievements of a mostly optimistic decade include Peary and Henson's discovery of the North Pole, the beginning of the Panama Canal, and the founding of the NAACP. Looking ahead from a "time of discovery and progress," Corrigan warns readers that the next decade would bring war and worldwide pandemic. The author's style is brisk, the illustrations often fascinating; the abundance of period photos, graphics, and popular art can help promote visual literacy. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766031296
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Amazing Decades in Photos Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to the 1900s 5

The Wrights Take Flight 9

President McKinley Assassinated 12

American Forces Go Abroad 14

The First World Series 16

Teddy Roosevelt Ends the Coal Strike 18

Telegraph and Radio Connect the World 21

St. Louis World's Fair 24

From the Stage to the Movies 26

War Erupts Between Japan and Russia 29

Earthquake Destroys San Francisco 32

The Jungle Shocks Readers 34

The Phonograph Brings Music Home 36

Digging the Panama Canal 39

Oklahoma Joins the Union 42

Henry Ford Mass-Produces the Model T 44

Pablo Picasso and Modern Art 46

Brilliant Minds, Great Discoveries 49

Reaching the North Pole 52

The NAACP Is Founded 54

Looking Ahead 56

Chronology 58

Glossary 59

Further Reading 60

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Photo Credits 64

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