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Reacting to the Past

This guide is intended to support classroom use of the Reacting to the Past game series and provide students with background information.


Brown, Milton W. The Story of the Armory Show. New York: Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1963.

Coyle, Heather Campbell, and Joyce K. Schiller. John Sloan’s New York. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

Glassberg, David. American Historical Pageantry: The Uses of Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Green, Martin. New York 1913: The Armory Show and the Paterson Strike Pageant. New York: Collier, 1988.

Kushner, Marilyn, Kimberly Orcutt, and Casey Blake. The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution. New York: GILES, 2013.

Lears, Jackson. Rebirth of a Nation. The Making of Modern America, 1877–1920. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

Maglaras, Michael, dir. The Great Confusion: The 1919 Armory Show. 217 Films, 2013. New York: A Documentary Film. The Power and the People. Episode Four: 1898–1918. Ric Burns and Lisa Ades, dirs. Thirteen/ WNET-  New York and  WGBH-  Boston, 1999. The Show that Shook the World. See page 26.

Stamp, Shelley.  Movie-  Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture after the Nickelodeon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Treasures III. Social Issues in American Film: 1900–1934. DVD. San Francisco: National Film Preservation Foundation, 2007.

Zurier, Rebecca. Picturing the City: Urban Vision and the Ashcan School. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

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