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lecture handout, hard times - END OF CENTURY Gilded Age,...

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LECTURE OUTLINE I. Introduction II. Populism: Hard times and farmers’ revolt III. Industrial War Urban Ills and economic woes labor unrest and radicalism IV. Racial, class, ethnic divisions Jim Crow South Nativism and anti-immigration V. Empire: The role of a giant industrial power in the world VI. Conclusion: End of the Century; End of an Era ISSUES BY 1990s Farmers Hard times and populist revolt Racial, class, ethnic divisions Jim Crow South Vast differences in wealth and poverty Nativism and anti-immigration Urban Ills Overcrowding, violence, disease, Industrial War Mass unemployment, depressions, and bankruptcies labor unrest and radicalism Empire The role of a giant industrial power in the world Women: Changing gender roles, status of women and family Environment pollution; rape of natural resources; Biting us today?
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Unformatted text preview: END OF CENTURY Gilded Age, working class movement solidified, Rejected, protested excesses of individual wealth and Social Darwinism But by end of century working class and agrarian movements suffered defeats (Homestead, Pullman, populism) Plus economic recovery, mergers, expansion abroad consolidated power of huge corporations So workers/farmers fragmented into isolated groups marked by racism and nativism, divided by gender, skill, ethnicity, etc. Era left permanent scars Death of broad working class identity Bottom line : at end of century neither government or popular movements threatened the dominance of corporate power. Workers, African Americans, immigrants, women would have to wait their turn. (MJ: Struggle continues, no?)...
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