AMERICA MOVES TO
THE CITY, 1865-1900
Ch. 25
THE URBAN FRONTIER
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1870-1890
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US Population doubles
Population of cities Tripled

By 1900, 40% of Americans...
Rise of the Cities
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What new technology
made those large cities
possible?
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Electric elevator (taller
buildin...
Lure of the Cities
 Why were cities attractive to people?
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Cities had industrial jobs.
Lifestyle was attractive.
El...
The Ugly Side of Cities
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Produce more waste
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Reasons

Waste disposal
problem
Dirty and Smelly
Many didn’t hav...
Housing
Tenements

Transportation
Mass Transit

Water
Sanitation
Crime
Fire
Chicago 1871
San Francisco 1906
Professional f...
Urban Problems
Slums
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Slums grew
Human Pigstys
Dumbbell
tenements
7-8 stories,
with 6 families
to a floor.
The New Immigration
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Immigration continued
at a high rate.
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From 1850s-1870s more
than 2 Mill. per decade.
188...
Life in the New Land

A Difficult Journey
Ellis Island
Document Check

Medical Test
Arrival: culture shock and
cooperation
The New Immigration

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1880s the nature of
the immigrants
changed. How?
New Immigrants
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Why?

Were swarthier, more Jewish, more Orthodox
Christians.
Poorer an...
New Immigrants
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Lived together in minicities within cities.
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Consequences?

Americans began to fear
that US a dumpi...
Annual Immigration, 1860–1997
Southern Europe Uprooted
 Southern and Eastern Europeans left for a

number of reasons:
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Europe crowded. Reasons
Also...
Southern Europe Uprooted
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Railroads, industries and
states actively recruited
immigrants
Eastern European Jews
“B...
Reactions To The New Immigration
 State and federal governments did almost

nothing to help integrate and assimilate
the ...
Integrating the Immigrants
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Big-city machines
Protestant clergy:
“social gospel”
Jane Addams: Hull
House in Chicago.
Reformers Mobilize
The Social Gospel Movement

The Settlement House Movement
Jane Addams
Narrowing The Welcome Mat
 Nativism

resurrected

 Fears:
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Anglo-Saxon stock would be watered down
Anti-Catho...
Anti-Immigrant Backlash
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American Protective Association
(1887).
Unions pushed for restrictions
1882: paupe...
NATIVISM
Municipal Graft and Scandal
Election Fraud
and Graft
Kickbacks
political favors

Tweed Ring and Boss
Tweed $$$$
Welcome to America
Anti-Asian
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Chinese Exclusion Act
Gentlemen’s Agreement
Immigration Restrictions

Melting pot
threatened?
Churches Confront The Urban
Challenge
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New group of urban revivalists
Dwight Lyman Moody.
Catholic Church and Je...
Darwin Disrupts The Churches
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Old time religion v. liberal
humanist writers.
Darwin’s Origin of Species
Darwinism...
The Lust For Learning
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Increase in public education
More states requiring at least a grade school
education....
Washington v. W.E.B. DuBois
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In 1900 44% of African
Americans were illiterate.
Booker T. Washington.
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Washington v. W.E.B. DuBois
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W.E.B. DuBois
Attacked Washington as an
“Uncle Tom”.
First black to obtain a PH.D...
The Hallowed Halls Of Ivy
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Colleges and Universities exploded after the
War
Morrill Act of 1862
Hatch Act.
1...
The March Of The Mind
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Curriculum of Universities started
changing.
More practical classes based on
particular s...
The Appeal Of The Press
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The growth of libraries/Carnegie.
Linotype
Traditional newspapers became less political...
Students on Their Own
 APOSTLES OF REFORM
 POSTWAR WRITING
 LITERARY LANDMARKS
The New Morality
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Battle in the late 19th century
over morals, sexuality and the
place of woman.
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More ...
Conservative Backlash
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Anthony Comstock
crusaded against
lewd behavior
Comstock Law
passed by congress
in 1873, ou...
Families And Women In The City
 Urban environment put new stresses on

and reshaped the family.
 Birthrates declined.
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Suffrage Movement
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National American Woman
Suffrage Association,
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Carrie Chapman Catt
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton ...
Woman Suffrage Before the
Nineteenth Amendment
 ARTISTIC TRIUMPHS/ BUSINESS OF

AMUSEMENT—GET FROM THE BOOK
 THE BUSINESS OF AMUSEMENT—GET
FROM BOOK
Prohibition And Social Progress
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Prohibition movement gained
strength in the later half of the
Gilded Age.
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Cla...
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  1. 1. AMERICA MOVES TO THE CITY, 1865-1900 Ch. 25
  2. 2. THE URBAN FRONTIER  1870-1890      US Population doubles Population of cities Tripled By 1900, 40% of Americans lived in cities of more than 2500 In 1860, no US city had a million people, by 1890, Philly, NY and Chicago all passed that mark. NYC was the second largest city in the world with 3.5.
  3. 3. Rise of the Cities  What new technology made those large cities possible?      Electric elevator (taller buildings) Steel (even taller buildings) Trains (brought goods) public transportation (could move around big city) Led to diversification of cities into regions
  4. 4. Lure of the Cities  Why were cities attractive to people?    Cities had industrial jobs. Lifestyle was attractive. Electricity, plumbing, department stores, elegance.
  5. 5. The Ugly Side of Cities  Produce more waste      Reasons Waste disposal problem Dirty and Smelly Many didn’t have easy access to baths Crime rate high
  6. 6. Housing Tenements Transportation Mass Transit Water Sanitation Crime Fire Chicago 1871 San Francisco 1906 Professional fire departments and automatic sprinklers Urban Problems
  7. 7. Urban Problems
  8. 8. Slums     Slums grew Human Pigstys Dumbbell tenements 7-8 stories, with 6 families to a floor.
  9. 9. The New Immigration  Immigration continued at a high rate.     From 1850s-1870s more than 2 Mill. per decade. 1880s-- Five million. 1882 alone, nearly 800 Thousand. Until the 1880s most immigrants integrated into American society relatively easily.  Why?
  10. 10. Life in the New Land A Difficult Journey
  11. 11. Ellis Island Document Check Medical Test
  12. 12. Arrival: culture shock and cooperation
  13. 13. The New Immigration  1880s the nature of the immigrants changed. How?
  14. 14. New Immigrants  Integrated differently.     Why? Were swarthier, more Jewish, more Orthodox Christians. Poorer and not used to democratic governments. More illiterate. Did not come looking for farming opportunities. Came looking for work, and were comfortable living in cities working industrial jobs.
  15. 15. New Immigrants  Lived together in minicities within cities.   Consequences? Americans began to fear that US a dumping ground for Europe’s refuse.
  16. 16. Annual Immigration, 1860–1997
  17. 17. Southern Europe Uprooted  Southern and Eastern Europeans left for a number of reasons:   Europe crowded. Reasons Also, persecutions in Europe drove some out. Pogroms in 1880s in eastern Europe.  60 Million Europeans abandoned the old continent in the 19th century. Half to US.  “America Fever” developed in Europe
  18. 18. Southern Europe Uprooted     Railroads, industries and states actively recruited immigrants Eastern European Jews “Birds of passage”—25% Tensions between immigrants and children. Jewish Bagel Peddler
  19. 19. Reactions To The New Immigration  State and federal governments did almost nothing to help integrate and assimilate the new immigrants.  Reasons:    Federal Government was small. States were not used to the problems of cities. City governments were overwhelmed.
  20. 20. Integrating the Immigrants    Big-city machines Protestant clergy: “social gospel” Jane Addams: Hull House in Chicago.
  21. 21. Reformers Mobilize The Social Gospel Movement The Settlement House Movement Jane Addams
  22. 22. Narrowing The Welcome Mat  Nativism resurrected  Fears:      Anglo-Saxon stock would be watered down Anti-Catholic prejudice. Immigrants blamed for degradation of city government; Unions feared cheap labor; feared the socialism and anarchism that they brought with them.
  23. 23. Anti-Immigrant Backlash        American Protective Association (1887). Unions pushed for restrictions 1882: paupers, criminals and convicts 1885: workers brought in under labor contracts. Later laws: insane, prostitutes, alcoholics, anarchist and people carrying contagious diseases. 1882 Chinese banned. 1886 Statute of Liberty arose in New York
  24. 24. NATIVISM
  25. 25. Municipal Graft and Scandal Election Fraud and Graft Kickbacks political favors Tweed Ring and Boss Tweed $$$$
  26. 26. Welcome to America
  27. 27. Anti-Asian   Chinese Exclusion Act Gentlemen’s Agreement
  28. 28. Immigration Restrictions Melting pot threatened?
  29. 29. Churches Confront The Urban Challenge      New group of urban revivalists Dwight Lyman Moody. Catholic Church and Jewish faith gain strength. By 1890 were 150 denominations Two new denominations:   Salvation Army. Christian Scientists
  30. 30. Darwin Disrupts The Churches     Old time religion v. liberal humanist writers. Darwin’s Origin of Species Darwinism created rifts in the churches between fundamentalists and “modernists”. Were also an increasing number of people who challenged religion entirely.
  31. 31. The Lust For Learning        Increase in public education More states requiring at least a grade school education. By 1900, over 6000 public HS. Increasingly, textbooks being supplied for free. Teacher education increased. Normal schools. Kindergartens, imported by Germans, became to become common. Catholic immigration explodes parochial schools. Chautauqua movement
  32. 32. Washington v. W.E.B. DuBois   In 1900 44% of African Americans were illiterate. Booker T. Washington.       Black champion of Black education. Headed the black school at Tuskegee, Alabama. Taught blacks useful trades so that they could become economically independent and gain self-respect. Avoided challenging segregation and white superiority. He believed that economic development and independence would lead to eventual social equality. Believed in one step at a time.
  33. 33. Washington v. W.E.B. DuBois       W.E.B. DuBois Attacked Washington as an “Uncle Tom”. First black to obtain a PH.D at Harvard. Wanted complete equality for blacks Helped to found the NAACP. Immediate v. Gradual desegregation
  34. 34. The Hallowed Halls Of Ivy        Colleges and Universities exploded after the War Morrill Act of 1862 Hatch Act. 1900. Quarter of all college graduates women Black universities increasing –Howard. Private universities such as Stanford and Cornell. Sharp increase in professional and technical schools.
  35. 35. The March Of The Mind      Curriculum of Universities started changing. More practical classes based on particular subjects. Elective system. Medical schools increased. William James.
  36. 36. The Appeal Of The Press      The growth of libraries/Carnegie. Linotype Traditional newspapers became less political Sex, scandal and sensationalism were featured in new tabloids. Two journalistic tycoons emerged.     William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Fierce competitors. Both more than willing to bend the press to their own aims Led to lurid tabloids and sensationalism in mainstream press.
  37. 37. Students on Their Own  APOSTLES OF REFORM  POSTWAR WRITING  LITERARY LANDMARKS
  38. 38. The New Morality  Battle in the late 19th century over morals, sexuality and the place of woman.        More opportunities to women. Beginnings of new sexual freedom. Divorce rate begins to rise. Birth control People actually talking about sex in private. Shocks conservative Americans The Woodhull sisters
  39. 39. Conservative Backlash    Anthony Comstock crusaded against lewd behavior Comstock Law passed by congress in 1873, outlawed “obscenity” He confiscated over 200,000 obscene pictures. O Wicked Flesh
  40. 40. Families And Women In The City  Urban environment put new stresses on and reshaped the family.  Birthrates declined.  Why?  Divorce rate went up.  Why?  Women growing more independent. and movement for women’s suffrage was reinvigorated.
  41. 41. Suffrage Movement  National American Woman Suffrage Association,   Carrie Chapman Catt   Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. What is her argument? Where did women get the vote first? Why?
  42. 42. Woman Suffrage Before the Nineteenth Amendment
  43. 43.  ARTISTIC TRIUMPHS/ BUSINESS OF AMUSEMENT—GET FROM THE BOOK  THE BUSINESS OF AMUSEMENT—GET FROM BOOK
  44. 44. Prohibition And Social Progress  Prohibition movement gained strength in the later half of the Gilded Age.     Class struggle over alcohol National Prohibition party (1869). Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. (1874)     Reasons?. Francis Willard Carrie Nation. Anti-Saloon League (1893). In begins to have success getting prohibition in individual states. Prohibition—1919.

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