New Century

New Century - A New Century MODERNIST AMERICA 1900-1929...

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A New Century MODERNIST AMERICA 1900-1929 Skyscraper Singer Building 1908 TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE Automobile New Entertainment media Radio Motion pictures SOCIAL CHANGE Youth culture The “New Woman” Harlem Renaissance ECONOMIC CHANGE Rise of corporate capitalism Extra Points Rise of city and rise of industrialization is the legacy of post civil war America. In 1890s 10% of people owned 73% of wealth. In1860 half of all workers were self employeed, by 1900 2/3 of Americans depended on wages. By 1900 Us producing as much steel as England and Germany combined By 1920, 51% of Americans lived in cities with more than 2500. By 1900 38 cites had more than 100,000. Flatiron Building(NYC). Wrigley Building(Chicago). Skyscraper-need for more space. Condition that favored skyscrapers-Rising land cost, steel frame construction, elevator Singer Building-first of the great skyscrapers, 47 stories. Very ornate Metropolitan life Building, 2ns NY skyscraper 50 stories. Woolworth Building 1913, 57 stories.
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course AMST 101 taught by Professor Kasson during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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