3-14-GildedAge - The Gilded Age 1890 11 million of the...

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The Gilded Age 1890: 11 million of the nation’s 12 million families earned less than $1200 per year. The average annual income was $380, which was well below the poverty line. Sense of uneasiness, a revolution occurring, the poor class striking back Middle class most worried. Speak about a…. ….Carnivals of Revenge: middle-class fear of violent strikes and riots that overspread U.S. at turn of century Urban middle-class want a home with appliances they can afford. 1/3 of middle-class own their own home. Usually a 2 or 3 story home. Houses were supposed to mirror their social standing. -Important because women are judged by the state of their home. How they keep their house and how clean it is, it will all reflect on the women -Women prepared elaborate meals Rise of Consumer Products: Jell-O, Campbell’s Soup, Quaker Oats, Cracker Jacks -Commercially prepared foods that make it easier for the wife Lead to a…. Culture of Consumption- standards of living rising at the time. Food, clothing, furniture
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