This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: Back in the day, not all of America understood the degree of poverty in urban areas. Jacob Reis, a photo-journalist, photographed how the other half lives. He Took pictures of poverty in America to make Americans aware of what was going on. Yay, America enters the Progressive Era. Cultures tended to stick together in urban areas. There they could depend on people they could relate with and understood. Immigrants also were a large portion of the workforce in cities. The Jewish populations tended to work at home though, due to the Sabbath on Saturday. Orphanages were also the big deal back then since babies were EVERYWHERE, literally packs of wild children were taking over most of our major cities! Well, not really taking them over, but it was a problem. Back then orphanages were only a temporary place for children, until a mother or family could take care of them again. It wasn’t guaranteed that your child would be there when you went back though (which isn’t always a bad thing). You didn’t see help for single mothers then, so they had to depend on (which isn’t always a bad thing)....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course AMH 1041 taught by Professor Griffin during the Fall '07 term at Tallahassee Community College.
- Fall '07