Exam II - Notes

Exam II - Notes - 2/12/2008, 1:55 PM 1. Defining...

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2/12/2008, 1:55 PM 1. Defining Progressivism Americans began to react to all the kind of changes brought about by the rise of industrial capitalism A series of social reform movement to try and correct some of the problems connected to industrial populism Argued if you can just keep blacks and whites separated would solved the worlds problems A series of movements, some that had complete contradictions Also focused on Movies had a powerful force for good as well as evil Campaigned dealing with censorship 2. The Rise of the Movie Industry Nickelodeon first opened its door in Pittsburgh in 1905 (nickel theater) By 1910 around 10,000 movie theaters in the united states Originate in working class communities Fit really well into working class life (really popular) Era of the silent screen Reasons: Escape from the life they have Really cheap Accessible (located in working class neighborhoods) Make-out place (its dark) Mothers with small children because didn't matter if you showed up on time, and could be loud due to
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