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19th Century Turning Points In U.S. History

1882-1898 (#108)

Volume 8: 1882-1898
1881 – Clara Barton Organizes The American Red Cross
1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act Passed By Congress
1885 – Mark Twain Publishes “The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn”
1889 – Oklahoma Land Rush Begins
1890 – Battle At Wounded Knee
1893 – First Gas Powered Automobile Is Demonstrated
1896 – Plessy Vs Ferguson Case Upholds Segregation
1898 – Sinking Of The Maine
[24 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series highlights significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements of this period.

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