Music was an immensely popular form of entertainment in America in the first decade of the century, though not in the same way it is today. Americans did not buy prerecorded records or CD...
1900s: Print Culture
In an age before radio and television claimed the attention of Americans, reading was one of the most popular leisure-time activities. American writers and publishers churned out ...
1900s: the Way We Lived
In the first decade of the century, Americans began to experience the first of the technological transformations that would make life in the twentieth century so much different...
Technology for a Whole Century.
In the first decade of the twentieth century three of the inventions that would dominate the century technologically were either invented or underwent their early deve...
Coming to Maturity.
As "the American century" dawned, the country's religious bodies faced a distinctly modern world, one in which the United States would often take center stage. If the Ci...
The American Medical Association Reorganizes
Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
Diversity in Medical Profession: African American Physicians
Diversity in Medical Profession: Women Physicians
Entering the New Century.
In some ways the 1900s were the last decade of the nineteenth century. The opulence and self-confidence of the wealthy, which had suffered a temporary, if severe, setback in...
The New Century.
On 10 April 1899, on the eve of a new century and enthused by his personal triumph with the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, a young Theodore Roosevelt called on his fellow ...
The S-curve silhouette is the dominant look in women's fashion.
Rollin H. White of the White Sewing Machine Company of Cleveland, Ohio, begins marketing a steam-engine automobile, which he calls &quo...