United States History: 1877 to 1912: Industrialism, Foreign Expansion and the Progressive Era (Essentials)
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United States History: 1877 to 1912 includes the New Industrial Era, the reaction to corporate industrialism, the emergence of a regional empire, the Spanish-American War, the Americanization of the world, Theodore Roosevelt and progressive reforms, the regulatory state and the ordered society, and the election of Woodrow Wilson.
private schooling. 1.3.5 African-American Leaders Booker T. Washington emerged in 1881 as the president of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, a school devoted to teaching and vocational education for African-Americans with a mission to encourage self-respect and economic equality of the races. It was at Tuskegee that George Washington Carver emerged in subsequent years as an agricultural chemist who did much to find industrial applications for agricultural products. 1.3.6 Feminism The new urban
environment encouraged feminist activism. Millions of women worked outside the home, and continued to demand voting rights. Many women became active in social reform movements such as the prohibitionist Women’s Christian Temperance Movement, planned parenthood, humane societies, anti-prostitution crusades, and equal rights for all regardless of gender, race, and class. WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE BEFORE THE 19th AMENDMENT 1.3.7 Literature Important books appeared such as Henry George’s Progress and
sovereignty of Korea (later known as open door policies) which had earlier been advocated as desirable in China. 1.4.8 Native Americans Westward expansion and the discovery of gold in South Dakota in the early 1870s led to the Sioux War, 1876 – 1877, and George A. Custer’s “last stand.” In 1877 the Nez Perce War in Idaho resulted from similar causes. The Apache in Arizona and New Mexico fought as well. 1.4.9 Reservations The Indian tribes were eventually vanquished and compelled to live on
business, Samuel Gompers and Adolph Strasser put together a combination of national craft unions to represent the material interests of labor in the matter of wages, hours, and safety conditions. The A.F. of L. philosophy was pragmatic and not directly influenced by the dogmatic Marxism of some European labor movements. Although militant in its use of the strike, and its demand for collective bargaining in labor contracts with large corporations such as those in railroads, mining and
their accuracy and maximize their usefulness. We believe you will find this series enjoyable and informative. Larry B. Kling Chief Editor About the Author Salvatore Prisco III received his Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University. He has served as a tenured faculty member at the University of Alabama and the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Dr. Prisco is an expert in U.S. diplomatic history and foreign relations, international politics, American social and economic history, and