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America in 1900 by Noel J Kent

By Noel J Kent

A few of the key concerns in regards to the usa as we input the twenty first century have been already taking form as we entered the 20 th century. company mergers, U.S. army intervention (in the Philippines), alternate disputes with China and Europe, racial violence, excessive degrees of crime, emerging source of revenue gaps among wealthy and bad, unstable inventory industry costs, homelessness within the towns, the risks of immigration, and the domination of cash in elections -- these kind of significant nationwide concerns in 1900 are accepted in a few shape to americans this present day. The country grappled for the 1st time with a sequence of advanced new demanding situations: distribution of wealth and monetary chance; the shape race and ethnic kin may still take up a rustic of accelerating variety; the connection among huge company and executive; how the us, as a brand new global energy, may still act in another country; and a bunch of others. Written in a fluid and hugely readable kind, Kent's ten chapters contain a colourful narrative heritage of the key occasions of this pivotal yr that maintains to resonate a century later.

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Ironically, much of what our time travelers are viewing is none other than the legacy bequeathed by their own generation of Americans to the current one. What was the nature of that legacy and what lessons can we in 2000 learn from it? AMERICA IN 1900 Part I In the Year Double-Zero Chapter 1 New Year’s Day 1900 We step upon the threshold of 1900 which leads to the new century facing a still brighter dawn of civilization. —New York Times, December 31, 1899 The annals of the world afford no parallel to the moral and physical advancement which has come to the United States in the rounded century which has passed since the death of the first president.

The candy shops had Whitman’s chocolates and bonbons, the flower shops had orchids. O. Schwartz’s toys. Diamonds sold particularly well. Smith and Wesson handguns (“Yours to command,” read one of its advertisements. “The revolver is always ready”) were popular. Leisure-time activities were beginning to preoccupy the families of the growing professional class of lawyers, doctors, journalists, engineers, and managers. A distinctive leisure lifestyle of recreational clubs, summer vacations at the local hot springs hotel or Chatauqua, and fishing and hunting trips to the Wisconsin forests or the Adirondocks was emerging.

Congress in 1896 to legislate unprecedented restrictions on those seeking to enter. Acts of violence included the lynching of eleven Italians in New Orleans. Asians living in California were singled out for discriminatory legislation. 16 The nineties also witnessed the finale to post-Civil War black hopes for equality. In the former Confederate states, conservative Bourbon economic elites, deeply disturbed by Populist class agitation against them, had entered alliances with poor whites. African Americans were the designated scapegoats, their civil and human rights sacrificed to consummate this reconciliation.

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