AMST301 Final Study Guide [exp]

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AMST Final Study Guide IDENTIFICATION Dorothea Lange Definition: was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist , best known for her Depression -era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Significance: Without a remarkable photographer like Dorothea who evidentially record the mis- takes made by the government, the American public would never learn what could happen when we are blinded by racism and prejudice - role of federal government that tried to hide the injustices that were going on - Dorothea was significant to the American West because she captured images of injustices (Japanese Internment) that the federal government tried to censor, and wanted to portray what was happening - public memory and forgotten memory; institutional forgetting Industrial Garden Definition: At the end of WWII, men and women in California’s East Bay invested in the prom- ise of a postwar industrial garden. The garden embodied the optimism of growth liberalism. The garden represented a concrete political and spatial formation: class harmony in pastoral cities where factories and homes existed in unobtrusive balance; homeowner democracy in both city and suburb, literally “home rule” in the words of one suburbanite; and an endless horizon of up- ward social mobility with a plentiful supply of good jobs and inexpensive new homes. Neighbor- hoods and factories, workers and managers, homes and highways were to coexist in a delicate balance that brought the machine industry into harmony with the garden (single-family home). It was a model of postwar urban/suburban imagining, with deep roots in nineteenth-century Amer- ican culture: the industrial garden. The industrial garden influenced decisions on how residential and employment opportunities would be distributed, how homes would be financed and property taxed, etc. But, power had real locations, granted privileges, and imposed limits according to class, property ownership, race, gender, political district, and city. The dream of the industrial garden was finally about producing both space and power. If the MOAP’s industrial garden was the city’s model for postwar development, how would the real class and racial politics in Oak- land’s streets be resolved? factories take on tax burdens, so the people didnt have to pay that many taxes; minorities can’t afford to live in the industrial garden area so they had to commute far away to the industries that they went to, and further enforces segregation Significance: emergence of suburban life and workers life going hand in hand Elaine Brown
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Definition: American prison activist, writer, and singer. She was a former chairperson of the Black Panther Party. Brown was a candidate for city council nearly a full year in advance of the spring 1973 elections. Although she was never elected to city office, she proved to be effective grassroots campaigner who brought the Black Panther Party’s message of new economic priorit- ies to tens and thousands of Oaklanders. Although she lost in 1975 when she ran for the Oakland
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