Public Life in Industrial America

 

 

 

Identify common problems

How is this further complicated by diversity?

Enfranchisement (whom)

List Economic Groups

Example organizations

“define the public life of the Gilded Age”

Significance of Voting?

Party Loyalty: Why so strong? Identify divisions/objectives of each.

Suffrage: conflict w/women’s sphere; objectives in the 1800s?

Black men: odds faced?

Rejection of major parties: Who rejects? Why a “badge” of honor? List and describe parties discussed

Identify organizations and their objectives

Industrial/financial Interests (economic elites)

Industrial workers and Farmers: Difficulties encountered and how they respond

Farmers

Middle Class women:

Conclusion: Why they failed/ What was accomplished?

 

Time of Crisis: 1890s

 

Economic Crisis:

Populist Party of the 1890s: Goals, challenge to economic and political ideals, why unable to unite with factory workers, impact on political parties/voting?

 

 Progressivism:

 Origins:

Method:

Tactics:

Settelment Movement

Suffrage (conservative?)

Medical docs

Social workers

Educatoes

Criminal Justice

Coercive example (racial radicalism)

 

 Industrial Workers

Compare w/Progressives

AFL

Debs

SPA

Decline of Political Parties

 

 

 

Conclusion: