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This Is Who We Were: In The 1910s

Table of Contents

Essay on the 1910s



Introduction



Section One: Profiles



Russian American Steelworker in 1910



Medical Education Reformer in 1910



Ohio Inventor in 1911



Filmmaker and Inventor in 1911



High School Football Player in 1911



Hand-Cigar Maker in 1912



Engineer for a Textile Manufacturing Company in 1913



Retired Automobile Company Executive in 1913



Young Swedish Immigrant in 1913



Professional Golfer in 1913



Young Singer of Spirituals in 1913



Aspiring Young Tennis Player in 1914



Chief Surgeon and Scion of the Virginia Aristocracy in 1915



African American U.S. Army Major in 1916



Teacher and Americanization Advocate in 1916



Star of the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1916



Farm Family’s First High-School Student in 1916



Creator of the Campbell Kids in 1917



Civilian Relief Worker in War-Torn France in 1918



Polish War Refugee in 1918



Young Popular Song Composer in 1918



First-Generation Russian American Millworker in 1919



Dress Manufacturing Company Owner in 1919



Heiress and Minister’s Wife in 1919



Non-Commissioned Officer Serving in Russia in 1919



Wartime Secretary for the YMCA in France in 1919



African American Entrepreneur in 1919



Home Builder for Out-of-Town Teachers in 1919



Section Two: Historical Snapshots



Early 1910s



Mid 1910s



Late 1910s



Section Three: Economy of the Times



Consumer Expeditures



Annual Income



Selected Prices



Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2013



Section Four: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To



Section Five: Census Data



State-by-State Comparative Tables: 1910, 1920 and 2010



United States Summary



Chapter I: Color or Race, Nativity and Parentage



Chapter II: Sex Distribution



Chapter III: Age Distribution



Chapter IV: Marital Condition



Chapter V: State of Birth of the Native Population



Chapter VI: Country of Birth of the Foreign-Born Population



Chapter VII: Year of Immigration of the Foreign-Born Population



Chapter VIII: Citizenship of the Foreign-Born Population



Chapter IX: Country of Origin of the Foreign White Stock



Chapter X: Mother Tongue of the Foreign-Born White Population



Chapter XI: School Attendance



Chapter XII: Illiteracy



Chapter XIII: Inabilty to Speak English



Chapter XIV: Dwellings and Families



Chapter XV: Ownership of Homes



Bibliography