Gilded Age & Progressive Era by Rebecca Valentine

By Rebecca Valentine

Assisting scholars relate to the numerous social and tradition alterations that happened within the years 1878-1913, Gilded Age and revolutionary period Reference Library has the main points and very important connections principally lacking in different references. The Almanac specializes in key issues, akin to the exertions stream, immigration, industrialism, corruption, improvement of the center category, muckraking, the meeting line, the tremendous and baby hard work. all through are quite a few illustrations and fascinating sidebars make it effortless to appreciate the political weather, humans and occasions that formed the time. as well as delivering extra studying feedback and study and job rules, a chronology framing occasions within the wider context, phrases to grasp part for added explanation, and a subject matter index making it effortless to find goal info.

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Congress outlined in the Treaty of Fort Wayne. Harrison managed to strike this deal between the Native Americans by agreeing to pay them two cents per acre. The Treaty of Fort Wayne was in direct conflict with the Treaty of Greenville. Angered by this breach of contract, the Native Americans formed a confederacy (a group made of members from various tribes). Its leader was Shawnee chief Tecumseh (c. 1768–1813), who later was killed in the War of 1812 (1812–14). Tecumseh called upon Harrison to void the new treaty, but Harrison stood firm.

Things to remember while reading the excerpt from the Chinese Exclusion Act:  Chinese immigrants already living in America at the time of passage of the act were allowed to remain in the country. S. Congress   Chinese businessmen and those in skilled trades were not barred from entering the United States under the Exclusion Act, but they could never become legal citizens. This meant they had no legal protection or the right to vote. The South was home to a large Chinese immigrant population, where laborers worked primarily in agriculture.

Lazarus herself was a fourth-generation member of a Jewish immigrant family. Although she was born into a family of wealth, her father was more concerned with integrating his family into Christian society than he was with honoring his Jewish ethnicity and religion. Although the Lazarus family associated with New York’s elite (upper class), Emma sensed the hostility that lay underneath the seeming civility toward and tolerance of her family. According to the Jewish Women’s Archive 22 Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Primary Sources Emma Lazarus Web site, in an 1883 letter to friend Philip Cowen, Lazarus wrote, ‘‘I am perfectly conscious that this contempt and hatred underlies the general tone of the community toward us.

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