History and culture of the United States
Industrial expansion

rev. 2007-06-08

Development of South and West. Industrialism and capitalism. Labor movement. Urban growth. Urban society and culture.

Study guide

Redeemers = Bourbons

Segregation, Jim Crow laws

Dis(en)franchisement, literacy test, grandfather laws


Brooker T. Washington, Atlanta Compromise (1895), Willian E. B. DuBois, "The Talented Tenth" (1903), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, 1909)

Great American Desert

Transcontinental line (1869)


Open range, long drive, range wars

Indian Territory = Oklahoma, concentration, extermination of buffalo, Dawes Severalty Act (1887)

Hardships suffered by western farmers


Railroads, steel, Andrew Carnegie, John Pierpont Morgan, oil, John D. Rockefeller

Corporations, horizontal and vertical integration, monopoly, cartel, trust, holding company

Social Darwinism, Gospel of wealth, Socialist Labor party, American Socialist party (1901)

Labor movement: Knights of Labor (1869), Haymarket Riot (1886), American Federation of Labor (AFL, 1886), Homestead Massacre (1892), Pullman Strike (1894)

Immigration: ghetto, assimilation, nativism


Machine and boss

Mass consumption

Leisure activities: spectator sports, theatre, motion pictures, dime novels, newspapers and magazines

Darwinism, liberal Protestantism, Protestant fundamentalism


Essay questions

Please pay special attention to the following topics: