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19th Century Turning Points In U.S. History

1871-1881 (#107)

Volume 7: 1871-1881
1871 – Chicago Fire
1872 – Susan B. Anthony Is Arrested For Voting
1875 – Robert Smalls, Former Slave, Elected To The House
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell Demonstrates The Telephone
1876 – Battle Of Little Big Horn
1879 – Thomas Edison Demonstrates The Incandescent Lamp
1880 – George Eastman Patents Kodak Roll Film
1881 – Booker T. Washington Opens Tuskegee Institute
[23 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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