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Page 1 of 2 Gilded Age : one of the darkest times in American History 1) Rags to Riches: everyone was a potential Rockefeller and Carnegie 2) 1890: 11 million of the nation’s 12 million families earned less that $1200 per year. The average annual income was $380, which was well below the poverty line 3) Rise of Tenement Housing (high rise, low class buildings) 4) Labor unrest: “ Carnivals of Revenge ”: middle-class fear of violent strikes and riots that overspread U.S. at turn of century 5) Rise of consumer products to ease the burden of wives in this age: Jell-O, Campbell’s Soup, Quaker Oates, Cracker Jacks; new appliances 6) Quality of living improving 7) Culture (Palace) of Consumption: department stores in cities that mostly catered to middle- class a) Impoverished people shopped at chain store 8) Tammany Hall (New York City): political machine providing services to the poor; supported immigrants; powerful player in city controlling business, politics, and law enforcement a)
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2008 for the course GHIST 225 taught by Professor H.gelfand during the Summer '08 term at James Madison University.

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