3 - 9/3 US Alice OConnor- writes about history of social...

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9/3 US Alice O’Connor- writes about history of social science 1 st reading Looking at poverty policy PROGRESSIVE ERA 1890-1920s What happens in 1920s that affects economic landscape of America? Stock market crash of 1929 then Great Depression Before crash there was recession Modern American landscape Heightened industrialization, lots of manufacturing Mass production- industry, factory jobs abundant Jobs with social mobility even with limited education Consumerism!, mass production lowers prices Middle class purchasing, increased leisure, vacation, days off Appliances affordable leads to more leisure time Growth in WHITE middle class- unions could block blacks, most blacks in domestic or farming work not industrial work- their work contributes to the middle class lifestyles of whites Who benefits from progress?? Rayford W. Logan calls progressive era the Nadir of race relations Nadir- the bottom, the low point Simultaneously… Share cropping, post reconstruction blacks are stuck in agriculture jobs
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