Unit 5: Multimedia & Other Web Links


Economic Change

  • "Erie Canal," arranged by Bruce Springstein: [MP3]
  • Erie Canal history from the History Channel: [LINK]
  • Learner.org: Biography of America, "The Industrial Revolution": [LINK]
  • Eric Foner on the Market Revolution: [LINK]
  • Currency Images from the Minneapolis Fed: [LINK]
  • American Currency Exhibit from the San Francisco Fed: [LINK]
  • PinataLand, "The Fall of Sam Patch": [LINK]
  • PBS Video, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson: [LINK]
  • How Money and Banking Really Work, part 1: [LINK]


  • Alexis De Tocqueville's tour of America [LINK]
  • Two European Perceptions of Democracy in America [LINK]


  • PBS, Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil & the Presidency [LINK]
  • PBS, "Jackson's Legacy," Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil & the Presidency [LINK]
  • "Populism, Yeah, Yeah" from  [LINK]


  • Book Discussion of Michael Holt's The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party [LINK]