Industrialization and Pluralism in America

Module 2 - Industrialization and Pluralism in America

Overview

In this module we will explore the growth of industry in the United States in the late 1800s with particular emphasis on the social and political impacts that this growth had. Issues related to class divisions, immigration, racism, and the influences of corporations on the American political process will be explored in depth. Content will be examined through excerpts of novels, speeches and essays, along with political cartoons. Students will also engage with the core texts, Slavery by Another Name or The Worst Hard Time, as we introduce the presentation cycle and students work through the first chapters of the book. Additionally, we will continue building a foundation of skills related to textual annotation, close reading, and professionally presenting ideas through spoken and digital mediums.

Checklist

  1. TBA
  2. "Jungle"
  3. TBA
  4. TBA

Readings and Media

  • TBA
  • Upton Sinclair - excerpts from The Jungle
  • Douglass Blackmon - Slavery by Another Name selected chapters
  • America Through The Lens Textbook - Ch. 5-7


Suggested Readings for Industrial Revolution Mini-Project


Women

Secondary Sources:

Women in the Gilded Age: http://www.ushistory.org/us/39c.asp

Women and the Progressive Movement: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/politics-reform/essays/women-and-progressive-movement

The Fight for Women’s Suffrage (includes a video): http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage

Primary Sources:

Stanton, E.C. (1848) The Declaration of Sentiments (found in My Perspectives Reader)

Chopin, K. (1894) The Story of an Hour (found in My Perspectives Reader)

Tarbell, I. (1914) What a Factory Can Teach a Housewife (on MyPerspectives Website)

Leatherbee, Mrs. A. T. (1915) The Anti-Suffrage Campaign Manual. (https://lewissuffragecollection.omeka.net/items/show/1621)


African-Americans

Secondary Sources:

Industrialization in the New South: http://www.countriesquest.com/north_america/usa/history/industrialization_and_urbanization/the_new_south.htm

Civil Rights During the Gilded Age: http://digitalexhibits.libraries.wsu.edu/exhibits/show/2016sphist417/race/dalvin-williams-yarbrough

African-Americans in the Progressive Age: https://www.thoughtco.com/african-americans-in-the-progressive-era-45390

Biography of Ida B Wells and the Anti-Lynching Campaign: https://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635

Primary Sources:

Collection of pamphlets, photos, and broadsides related to African Americans in the Gilded Age: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/strivings/race.html

Collection of Documents related to Ida B Wells and the Anti-lynching Campaign: https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/sets/ida-b-wells-and-anti-lynching-activism

Washington, B.T. (1903) Industrial Education for the Negro (http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/industrial-education-for-the-negro/)

DuBoise, W.E.B. (1903) The sons of master and men. In The Souls of Black Folks. (http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/of-the-sons-of-master-and-man/)


Native Americans

Secondary Sources:

Overview of the American and Indian Wars: http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/american-indian-wars

The Flight of the Nez Perce: http://yellowstone.net/history/flight-of-the-nez-perce

History of Tribal Law and Sovereignty: http://www.nativeamericancaucus.org/content/tribal-sovereignty-history-and-law

Transcript from Ken Burns’ The West: Episode 7: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/eight/index.htm

Primary Sources:

The Dawes Act (1887) (https://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/eight/dawes.htm)

Lakota Accounts of the Massacre at Wounded Knee (1891) (http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/eight/wklakota.htm)

Miles, N.A. (1891) On the “Sioux Outbreak” (http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/eight/wkmiles.htm)

Joseph, Y. (1879) An Indian’s Views of Indian Affairs (http://web.archive.org/web/20110212151633/http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=JosIndi.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=1&division=div1)


Immigrants

Secondary Sources:

Overview of the New Immigrants: http://www.ushistory.org/us/38c.asp

Immigration and Naturalization in the Progressive Age: http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/uhic/ReferenceDetailsPage/DocumentToolsPortletWindow?displayGroupName=Reference&jsid=925cba27ba3189c892f1c608b41b33d0&action=2&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CCX3241200807&u=mlin_s_martha&zid=4d8d9c327de7a32024e8bdcb8678fe7e

Chinese Immigration in California during the Progressive Age: http://picturethis.museumca.org/timeline/progressive-era-1890-1920s/immigration-period-restrictions/info

Primary Sources:

The Chinese Exclusion Act: (https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=47&page=transcript)

A Protest Against the Ill Treatment of the Chinese: A Letter to the President: (https://www.loc.gov/resource/rbpe.00201700/)

Mark Twain’s Observations About Chinese Immigrants in California: (http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/twain.html)

Strong, J.S. (1885) Our Country (http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/107/110026/ch18_a3_d2.pdf)

The Saranoff Family Embraces America (http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/progress/immigrnt/saranoff.html)


Transcendentalists

Secondary Sources:

Overview of Transcendentalist Movement: http://www.ushistory.org/us/26f.asp

Transcendentalism and Social Reform: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/first-age-reform/essays/transcendentalism-and-social-reform

Transcendentalism Defined: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/transcendentalism/

Primary Sources:

Emerson, R.W. (1836, 1841) Excepts from Nature and Self-Reliance (found in My Perspectives Reader)

Thoreau, H.D. (1849, 1854) Excerpts from Civil Disobedience and Walden (found in My Perspectives Reader)

Whitman, W. (1855, 1867) Excerpts from Leaves of Grass, I Hear America Singing, and America (found in My Perspectives Reader)


Laborers (AKA: The Working-Class)

Secondary Sources:

Overview of Organized Labor in the Gilded Age: http://www.ushistory.org/us/37.asp

Labor in the Age of Industrialization: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook_print.cfm?smtid=2&psid=3185

Labor in Progressive Age Politics: https://www.shmoop.com/progressive-era-politics/labor.html

Primary Sources:

A collection of Sources Related to the Homestead Strike (https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/sets/the-homestead-strike/)

Race and Racism at the 1886 Knights of Labor Convention (http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/44/)

Working for the Triangle Shirtwaist Company (1911) (http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/178/)

Ely, R.T. (1885) Excerpt from Pullman: A Social Study (http://urbanplanning.library.cornell.edu/DOCS/pullman.htm)

Parsons, A.R. (1878) “We Ask It, We Demand It, and We Intent to Have It” (http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4937/)


The Environment

Industrialization and the Environment: https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/textbooks/boundless-u-s-history-textbook/the-market-revolution-1815-1840-13/the-industrial-revolution-110/industrialization-and-the-environment-596-9029/

19th Century Trends in American Conservation: https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/massachusetts_conservation/Nineteenth_Century_Trends_in_%20American_Conservation.html

Butte: Transcript from Ken Burns The West: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/eight/butte.htm

Balliet, G. (2013) Railroads and their effect on American society, 1840-1890. Saber and Scroll, 2(4), 8-13. (http://digitalcommons.apus.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1072&context=saberandscroll)

Agricultural Problems and Gilded Age Politics (http://www.austincc.edu/lpatrick/his1302/agrarian.html)

Conservation in the Progressive Age (http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/progress/conserve/)