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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird


A)    The Learn Alberta Online Resource Centre.

I) In the History Study Centretype in the key words American Civil Rights Movement. They have a wealth of information.

II) In Proquest Learning: Literature type in Harper Lee and to access numerous resources on the author and the novel.

III) In the NoveList Plustype in the search term To Kill a Mockingbird and scroll down an select biographies of Harper Lee.

IV) In the Teachingbooks.net type in To Kill a Mockingbird and you will have access to several study guides that offer background information and biographical information on the author.


Race and relations in the 1930s and 1940s:

A) The history of the Jim Crow laws

B) The rise and fall of Jim Crow at PBS

C) The Library of Congress African American Oddessey The Depression, the New Deal and WWII

D) Click here to listen and read first-hand accounts of personal narratives of people who suffered from the Jim Crow Laws; it also includes a description of organizations who opposed the Jim Crow Laws and much more.

E) An in-depth look at the Scottsboro trial including a chronology of events, a description of the trial before and after Judge Horton, the appellate decisions, and an "in their own words" section which includes quotes from the witnesses.

A look at life in America in the 1930's and 1940's:

F)   Eyewitness to History    

G)   American in the 1930s  

Harper Lee and her novel:

A)     A review of her novel can be read here

B)    A great biography on Harper Lee


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