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TIMBERLANE REGIONAL SCHOOLS VIRTUAL LIBRARY
The 20th Century
The 20th Century began on January 1, 1901 and ended on December 31, 2000. It was the tenth and final century of the 2nd millenium.
Inventions such as the light bulb, the automobile, and the telephone in the late 19th century, were followed by supertankers, airliners, motorways, radio, television, antibiotics, frozen food, computers and microcomputers, the Internet, and mobile telephones. These and many other 20th century inventions affected people's quality of life across the developed world. Scientific research, engineering professionalization and technological development drove changes in everyday life.
Websites for all Decades
Kingswood College Library. American Cultural History
Resource for American History arranged by Decade, brief stats, pages for arts and architecture, events, important people and more.
ABC-CLIO History Database
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Timeline of American Inventions
Technology, science, and inventions have progressed at an accelerated rate during the hundred years of the 20th century, see how the 20th century ended with spaceships, computers, cell phones, and the wireless Internet
Eyewitness to History 20th Century
History through the eyes of those who lived it
The People History
Each year from 1920 - 2012 includes details of Events, News, Prices, Pop Culture and much more . Each Decade also includes much more Money and Inflation, and many other prices including links to pages dedicated to Homes, Cars, Technology, Fashion etc. for that specific decade
Various resources, videos, timelines, GREAT RESOURCE FOR FOOD HISTORY! "HUNGRY HISTORY"
Food throughout the decades
- Cooking Through the Decades
Read about food, recipes, and cooking styles from 1905-1999.
- Food Timeline
Trace food history from prehistoric times to the present, with links for every item on the timeline.
Food throughout the decades timeline
During the early decades of the 20th century, Americans foods reflected the great diversity of people living in our country. See how ethic changes and diversity changed the food we eat today.
E-Books American Decades
American Decades 1940-1949 by
Publication Date: 1995-06-01
Intended as a reference source for American social history, this volume discusses the people, events and ideas of the 1940s. After an introductory overview and chronology, subject chapters follow with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically arranged entries.
Entrepreneurs and Inventors by
Publication Date: 2010-10-10
Each volume in the widely-successful Working Americans series focuses on a particular type of American and illustrates what life was like for that group from the 1800s to the present time. The volumes are arranged into decade-long chapters, each introduci
Library of Congress American Memory Project
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
America's Library, a Web site from the Library of Congress for kids and their families. This easy-to-use, colorful and interactive site is designed to make learning about history fun. Using rare and sometimes unusual items from the collections of the Library, the site aims to introduce children to many fascinating historical materials and the stories they tell. The site is being widely advertised by a public service campaign supported by the Ad Council with the theme:
"There is a better way to have fun with history... Log On, Play Around, Learn Something."
History of the 20th Century
A Decade-by-Decade Timeline
Browse through this history timeline of the 20th century to examine each decade within this amazing century.
Top names of the 20th Century by Decade
U.S. History by Era
History by Era
“History by Era” is the Institute of American History’s gateway to our historical content. Each of the ten Eras is divided into thematic Sub-eras, which all follow the same template so readers can move easily from one to another.
Take a "walk" through the decades with the history of shoes.
Advertising in the 20th century
Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955.