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People also enjoyed the freedom to buy new products, stored in better stores as well as new modes of transportation that tended to change life hastily. However, the class definition also persisted, as it was a rigid one there were the wealthiest and poorest in society. These definitions created a foundation for progressivism2. Education was provided to both male and female in the same schools while the young generations dated openly in public as they interacted in amusement parks such as Coney Island.
Evidently the changes from the reconstruction era were minimal, although there were witnessed alterations in the American race relations; the equal rights among the races were not fully resolved3. The wealth distribution was another issue that did not change as although the slaves were granted freedom, the whites exploited them, as land was left in the hands of the whites. However, there were improved political and economical advancements.
Freedom entailed the young women, although with restrictions managed to secure jobs. Moist young women were single mothers who managed to tend for their families for working in factories such as cotton and sewing industries. In addition, laws that provided for minimum wage, maximum hour or child labor were enacted to protect workers4.
According to Kathy Peiss, The young women, who were mostly industry employees, socialized in places like dance halls, film theaters, amusement parks and beaches in the turn of the century. They were able to share public space with other young people even in various states of undress.
She thinks that these activities were significant in their social lives as there were many excitements involved. They were more of recreation activities for them. These things were able to allow women to live more free and make their own life choices and decisions.
Riis’ photographs depict the challenging and
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How can one hold another as a slave if he believes that they are created equal? How can it be shown that slavery allows, in any degree, the “pursuit of happiness? Where in slavery can a slave be found to have “liberty”? Signs of the coming Civil War in the United States were clearly seen decades before the Battle at Fort Sumter began on April 12, 1861.
The traditional meaning of term "culture" in American anthropology is described as a cumulative outcome of the distinct ways that people living in different parts of the world classified and represented their experiences and acted creatively and, the evolution of human capacity to classify and represent these experiences with symbols to act imaginatively and creatively.
Glenda Gilmore’s text Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950, presents a comprehensive portrait of the various elements that contributed to the later establishment of the Civil Rights Movement. Gilmore’s text examines a number of wide-ranging themes, the collection of which have for the most part been neglected for the greater scholastic focus on the Civil Rights Movement.
However, they consider minority rights protection as a principal democracy component. They view freedom from interference by government important. In that case, individuals should be allowed to make decision in various aspects of their lives such as voting, making of public opinions, joining military among others.
The Northern economy was mainly based on factories and wages while the South economy had large cotton plantations. The south needed slaves to work in the cotton plantations and requested for new territories to be admitted in the Union as slave states in order to prevent the slaves from joining the free territories (Arnold and Wiener 17).
The author argues that the uprising occurred because the slaves revolted against the curtailment of their rights.
Southampton was a small town, known for its kindness in allowing its slaves many liberties like singing, dancing and going to the church. "General Nat" was born on the estate of Benjamin Turner and later sold out.
Although not defined as such values in the mid nineteenth century, Army leaders were held to these characteristics just as leaders f today's modern Army are. One more famous leader f the War Between the States is Ambrose Burnsides. Known more for his daring fashion sense than his tactics and stratagem, Burnside has gone down in history as the "luckless soldier." Although beginning and ending his military career with success, his downfalls and failures on the battlefield far outweigh his victories.
Zinn takes a decidedly left leaning approach in his analysis of events, whilst Carnes presents a more functional perspective. Tending to see the uprising and subsequent civil war as the necessary progression from the turbulent political and social times. Such contrasting analysis of the same events by different historians gives multifaceted insight into the national psyche during the civil war.
It is a country almost exactly opposite to that from which it has branched. Although it was the European colonies and Indian tribes that occupied this vast and wholesome land, America did not continue to be divided into these colonies and tribes for long.
Although Southampton did not have a record of harsh treatment of slaves, the slaves did not have any freedom. The slavee owners allowed their slaves some liberties like allowing them to sing and dance and go to the church.
Nat Turner formed a group of eight slaves and made plans for a rebellion.
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