The Industrial City (Henretta Ch. 18)

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History 121 Diablo Valley College Dr. Kent Haldan Study Guide for Ch. 18: “The Industrial City: Living in it” (p. 566- 580) v. The West
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The Industrial City Garland Hamlin, fledgling writer from Iowa, and his brother found that “everything” [in Chicago] “interested us….Nothing was commonplace, nothing was ugly to us.” Mark Twain thought New York “a splendid desert, where a stranger is lonely in the midst of a million of his race….Every man rushes, rushes, rushes, and never has time to be companionable” in his drive for money.
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Topics of discussion 1.Theories of the causes and processes of immigration 2.The four waves of immigration 3.Periods of Immigration Policy 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act 1917 Immigration Act 1924 Immigration Act
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Theories of the causes and processes of immigration: Push Pull theory classical theory World Systems Network and Transnational Processes: origins, flows, economic incorporation, settlement and adaptation
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The Four Waves of Immigration in American Immigration History: 1. 1700 to mid 1800: Northwestern Europeans 2. late 1880s to 1920s: Southern and Eastern Europeans and less so from Asia & China 3. 1916-1945 African American migration, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Filipino migration to US. 4. 1965 to present: Latin American and Asian.
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Periods of US Immigration Policy: These waves have much to do with US Immigration Policy: Period of immigration policy : 1776 to 1881 Open Door 1882- 1916 Era of Regulation 1917-1965 Era of Restriction 1965-present Era of Liberalization
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Era of Regulation and then Restriction: 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act 1917 Immigration Act 1924 Immigration Act
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#Q1.What were some of the characteristics of rural American-born people who migrated to cities from 1870-1920s. Overview question : Describe the role of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic class background in the formation of an occupational class structure in America's cities. The rural American-born : About half of the rural families who were on the move were urban bound. They claimed a privileged position based on their native birth and education. They tended to be located in white collar jobs.
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Economic Context: Between 1870 to 1900 the demand for labor increased dramatically: three times (3X). Meanwhile from 1880s-1910s, the while collar sector of the economy was increasing dramatically as large corporations came to dominate industries that had been dominated by few CEOs who then created bureaucracies requiring professional managers, accountants,
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Socio-Economic Context: No longer was middle class status based upon self-employment in agriculture or small business. Now people were part of huge corporate
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