The Urban Frontier

The Urban Frontier - The Urban Frontier a. Move To Cities...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Urban Frontier a. Move To Cities i. 1870-1900 – Population doubled ii. 1870-1900 – Population of cities tripled iii. 1860 – No cities had a million people; 1890 – New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia all had 1 million iv. 1900 – New York was the second biggest city in the world (3.5 million) b. Cities and Changes They created i. Skyscrapers – 1. 1885 – First in Chicago as a 10-story building ii. Commuters – 1. Becoming this using the electric trolley 2. Also walked iii. Districts – 1. Business, industry, residential 2. Segregated by race, ethnicity, and social class c. Why Did Cities Draw People Off Farms and Into Factories In Cities? i. Hard work of farms was unappealing (getting up pre-dawn to milk cows) ii. City had entertainment iii. Electricity, indoor plumbing, and telephones (1880 – 50,000; 1900 – 1 million) iv. Cities were more glamorous (lights, skyscrapers, etc.) v. Department stores d. New Ways of Living i. In the country, waste was eaten by animals (pigs or domestic); trash cans ii. Rural women mended clothing and discarded it;
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

Page1 / 3

The Urban Frontier - The Urban Frontier a. Move To Cities...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online