The photo above was found by using the Digital Public Library of America after searching for: women* suffrage. The photo seems to be a
Philadelphia PA: Temple University Libraries. https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll3/id/47415. Accessed February 9, 2019.
Using the Library of Congress I found a primary source regarding reforming workers rights. The picture above depicts garment workers striking in union square taken between the years 1915-1920. What I learned from the information given
The picture above was found also Using the Library of Congress the primary source depicts women workers. During and after the war women stepped up and showed you can do anything “the man” can do. This spurred on the women’s suffrage movement since they do as much work as men, why not have a voice as well. It is a powerful photo not only due to the significance of work but the women in the photo herself is doing what she can front and center during the war- working in the American Red Cross. “Member of the American Red Cross Wearing the Uniform Which Canteen Workers Use While on Duty. Increasing Numbers of American Women Are Working in This Volunteer Service That Adds so Much to the Comfort of the American Soldier.” Planning D-Day (April 2003) – Library of Congress Information Bulletin. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017675057/. Accessed February 9, 2019.
Using American Periodicals I found a primary source discussing monopolies. During the progressive era, a big topic was how this big bussiness ran the U.S Economy. The screenshot above is only a piece of a 20-page chapter on what is the pros and cons of a monopoly, how it affects economy positions. I understand the worry of monopolies during this time period and even now. When coming and living in America you think the sky is the limit and everyone has opportunities with monopolies in place it makes it feel like it is the opposite. “CHAPTER VI.: Rent, Profit and Monopoly Return.” American Economic Association. Publications (1886-1911); Baltimore, Vol. 3, Iss. 4, (Nov 1902). https://search.proquest.com/americanperiodicals/docview/125765060/abstract/93220DBC7B324171PQ/2?accountid=14541. Accessed February 10, 2019.
I have learned that searching for primary sources can be fun, there are such a variety of formats to choose from. Primary sources can be photos, journal entries, and even books written within the time period. The use of asterisk and quotations when searching using the search bar proved very effective and really came in handy when finding my primary sources. I even tested it outside the databases and found google responded better when using those tools as well. I also realized that while it may be more accessible and less time