Gilded Age

Gilded Age - • Wealth and poverty both a result of...

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Gilded Age America Riis Subjects: Tenement Sweat shop Health Children Statue of Liberty: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi Emma Lazarus: “The New Colossus” 1876 Centennial Exhibition Rich and Poor in Victorian America Horatio Alger, Ragged Dick Andrew Carnegie, “The Gospel of Wealth” Vanderbilt Family Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, The Gilded Age Extra Points: No health and safety rules, Poverty to criminals Statute of liberty commemorates Centennial of Am rev. Symbol of hop and freedom. Similar to Colossus of Rhodes, but not brazen or conquering. About welcome not power(that’s why it’s a woman). Philly Centennial Exhibition, worldwide. Post War economic growth. Railroads, Steel, Oil, Manufacturing, Coal, ranching, foodstuffs(old economy) Made USA a force to be reckoned with
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Unformatted text preview: • Wealth and poverty both a result of industrialization • 1870 percentage of world goods from US <25% • 1890 nearly 1/3 in 1890 • Distribution of wealth widened. 10% owned 73% of wealth • Horatio Alger-wrote children’s books about homeless orphan street boys. Kids worked hard and succeed. Great American hope of upward mobility summarized by Alger. • Andrew Carnegie-rags to riches. Ended up being a steel baron. “Gospel of Wealth”-completion good for society b/c it ensures survival of the fittest. So inequality is part of life. Philanthropist. • Vanderbilt’s also rags to riches. Biltmore. • Samuel Clemons aka Mark Twain-Gilded Age(looks beautiful but is not real)-Twain says business practices are contraditcory...
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