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Drilling For Dollars Issue Date: 01-24-1999

Cool Spots imageBetween 1863 and 1911, John D. Rockefeller conquered and ruled the American oil industry, and now you can find out how. Drill for your fortune at The John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil Co. Web site, www.micheloud.com/FXM/SO. The site is an exhaustive resource on the golden era of oil, covering everything from the discovery of oil to the rise of the Standard Oil Co. to the Sherman Antitrust Act. The site's photos, biographies and letters will bring the reality of the oil era straight to your computer. From government laws to museums and galleries, the legacy of this chapter in history is still being felt today. Rockefeller used industrial spying, monopoly tactics and codes of silence to build his fortune. This could be the slickest site on the Web! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.micheloud.com/FXM/SO
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The Spirit of Florence Issue Date: 12-20-1998

Cool Spots imageThe Renaissance remains one of the most memorable eras of European history. Meet the explorers, philosophers and architects who brought Europe out of the Middle Ages and into an age of intellectual freedom and adventure. Go back in time to www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance and relive the sites and sounds of this golden age. From Galileo's work in astronomy and physics to the music of Gilles Binchois and Guillaume Dufay. The site is loaded with hands-on activities, demonstrating everything from the dangers of trading spices on the high seas to the puzzle of the seashell spiral. There's also a section dedicated to the Italian city of Florence, thought to be the model of Renaissance culture. The site is literally a classic!

Visit: www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance
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Wonder Women Issue Date: 12-13-1998

Cool Spots imageThe National Museum of Women's History in Washington, D.C., celebrates the historic contributions of American women and explores their diverse heritage. March down to the museum's Web site at www.nmwh.org and discover how women's achievements have paved the way for future generations. At the women's suffrage exhibit, you'll take an in-depth journey through a timeline of this momentous cause, complete with an impressive gallery of images and photos.

Visit: www.nmwh.org
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Travel Back to '68 Issue Date: 11-29-1998

Cool Spots imageDid you know that you can jump on a time machine, right now, and go back 30 years? Sure, the 1960s were about rock 'n' roll and bell bottoms, but there was a whole lot more going on. Find out why the Whole World Was Watching the U.S. in 1968 by setting your time machine to www.stg.brown.edu/projects/1968. Lyndon Johnson was president, the Vietnam War was going full blast, and thousands of American citizens marched through the streets. Listen firsthand to the accounts of people who lived through the Vietnam War and student and Civil Rights protests who share their memories through RealAudio interviews. There are also timelines and glossaries. It was a year of huge changes - some of them hopeful, some frightening. Now's your chance to hear and see it all; it's not too late to live through '68!

Visit: www.stg.brown.edu/projects/1968
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The Life of Private Jefferson Moses Issue Date: 11-01-1998

Cool Spots imageIn the spring of 1862, after the Battle of Shiloh was fought during the American Civil War, Jefferson Moses witnessed a soldier's funeral that would change his life. "I got home and told pa and ma I wanted to go to war," he wrote in his journal. "I just felt a great duty that I never before thought of." He became a soldier with one of the Union's extraordinary regiments. And for future generations, he left behind documents, images, memoirs and a diary of his trials and tribulations at war. March out to the battlefields at www.ioweb.com/civilwar and lose yourself in Moses' narration, as he reflects on the capturing of General Lee and the assassination of Abe Lincoln. You'll forage through Mississippi in the winter, take part in the Yazoo Pass Expedition, and mingle with the front lines at Vicksburg.

Visit: www.ioweb.com/civilwar
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