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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;
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