Additional Information and Resources for Chapter 16
For simplicity's sake, the textbook separates the intertwined
histories of radical political movements (discussed in chapter 15) and
the conservative response, particularly as represented by the lynching
of Frank Little and the passage of the Montana Sedition Act (discussed
in chapter 16). However, these stories are clearly interconnected.
Ideally, then, this chapter will be taught in tandem with Chapter 15,
Montana." Equally, educators may find links listed on
companion web pages of use when teaching this chapter.
Websites and Online Lesson Plans
The NEH features the lesson plan "United
States Entry into World War I: Two Diametrically Opposed Views"
among other lessons on the war.
Montana The Magazine of Western History created a discussion guide
Reexamination of the Granite Mountain-Speculator Fire," by James
D. Harrington, an article published in the Autumn 1998 issue.
The article's full text (but not its pictures) is posted online.
Discover more about Butte's rich labor history in "When
Toil Meant Trouble: Butte's Labor Heritage," by George Everett.
Two of the complementary "Learning from Historical Documents" units created
Chapter 12 also work well with this chapter. These units feature
letters (from opposing points of view) regarding the Industrial
Workers of the World and the 1917 timber strike.
The Montana Sedition Project's website on the
Sedition Act is a rich and fascinating resource. (Please note that
primary sources are quoted verbatim and in a few instances include
PBS has a website on the influenza epidemic to accompany its film "American
Experience: Influenza 1918."
Glencoe Online features a propaganda analysis activity and a
World War I propaganda posters.
The Library of Congress's "On
the Homefront: America during World War I and World War II" also
features a gallery of posters and fliers, in this case from both wars,
and suggested teaching ideas that can be easily related to Montana.
The University of Montana Special Collections Library has created an
World War I Propaganda.
Videos or DVDs
Jailed for Their Words: When Free Speech Died in Wartime America -
Chapter 1, "When Copper Was King,"
(22 minutes) and Chapter 12, "Montana's
Response to Global Conflict," (17 minutes) of
Montana Mosaic: 20th Century People and Events. Chapter
1 discusses labor strife and Chapter 12 focuses on Jeannette Rankin's story. (Check
your library. OPI donated a copy of this DVD to every public school
in Montana. The DVD is also
available as streaming video.)
Fire in the Hole - 90 minutes. (This video on
early-twentieth-century western mining labor conflicts includes a
segment on Butte and the lynching of Frank Little.)
Paupers Dream: Tribute to the Montana Hard Rock Miner, Joseph Campanella - 58 minutes.
American Experience: Influenza 1918 - 60 minutes.
of Mining, Butte
Mountain Memorial, Butte
Machine gun crew, MT National Guard, Butte, Sept.
1, 1914, photo by King, Montana Historical Society Photo Archives
War garden in Helena, 1918, Montana Historical
Society Photo Archives PAc 2005-4 A1 p10
Hazel Odegard, 1919, Montana Historical Society
Photo Archives PAc 88-100 F2/5
Drill work, Butte mine, No. 1 A ore, ca. 1910,
Montana Historical Society Photo Archives
Lot 8 Box 1/9.04