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Haley Grosenbacher Professor Hopkins US History 2 31 July 2017 Document Assignment 3 Washington Gladden, The World is Beginning to See (1909) Congressionalist minister Washington Gladden is known as a progressive reformer as he heavily influenced the Social Gospel Movement. In his book, he critiques the contemporary American economy and society while suggesting a reform. He criticizes that today’s (1900s) economy teaches man to fend for himself and push away his neighbors to lift himself. This lack of care for others will bring poverty and tension to society. Gladden suggests that if every man helps and cares for others while still holding his dignity and integrity, social order will be restored. He claims that living self-central and supreme will only cause destruction. The mentality of “every man for himself” will separate people from their neighbors and will stop them from finding similar interests and unity. Most men have never come face to face with the idea of Good Will, and would likely obey it if they had. John Spargo, from The Bitter Cry of the Children (1906) During the Progressive Era, child labor was fought against, especially in dangerous jobs like coal mining. Work in coal mines is extremely hard and dangerous. Boys sit crouched down for ten-hour shifts picking slate from coal is it passes by. Sitting in that position cause the children to stand like old men, even though they are only about nine or ten years of age. Their hands get cut and bruised easily, and sometimes machinery accidents and other bad accidents can take a kid’s life. The children are constantly inhaling dust which leads to asthma and consumption. John Spargo explains his experience from trying out the jobs of the young boys. He only stayed in there for a half hour. Within minutes, his hands were cut and bruising from attempting to catch slate from the coal as it rushed by. He was covered completely from head to toe in coal dust and had swallowed large amounts of anthracite. The boys were stuck doing this work for little pay, and most of them did not attend school. As the kids get older, they move to different jobs in the mines, but these are just as dangerous, if not more. The trap door boys have to sit by themselves for hours on end, letting mules through the doors every now and then, and come out exhausted. They often have to be hauled home. These boys are legally hired in many states, with no hour or wage restrictions.
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Platform of the National Negro Committee (1909) The National Negro Committee was the precursor for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The group was formed to protect the rights of African Americans. They started their platform document by explaining that the oppression of colored people is threatening to the well-being of the nation. They are robbed of government participation, they are segregated, and some are even murdered.
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