The Gilded Age
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Analyzing and Modernizing Theodore Roosevelt’s “Strenuous Life”
In 1899 Theodore Roosevelt delivered this speech to a gathering of wealthy men in Chicago. He, like many of his contemporaries, believed that material comforts of the late-nineteenth century threatened to strip American men of their adventuresome ...
Discussion/Writing Assignment: Re-Thinking Pullman Town
George Pullman's industrial village was a well-intentioned but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to build more stable employer-employee relations. In this exercise, your student will examine several sources, including several primary documents, in o...