19th Century America Term Paper

19th Century America
A look at the evolvement of America in the 19th century.
# 111082 | 2,912 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 07, 2009 in History (U.S. After 1865) , History (U.S. The Young Nation 1800-1848)

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This paper discusses how the culture or way of life of the people in America in the late 19th century consisted of such factors as their heightening interests in material goods and possessions made possible by the Industrial Revolution, growing interest in the world around them, their growing divisions of socio-political ideologies and collective institutions, their traditional pastimes, customs and evolving ideals. It contends that, as a result, American life in the late 19th century was profound in the evolving process of reaching, as never before in the history of the nation, a highly advanced state of science, mechanics and societal evolution. It also examines how this was exemplified by an emerging socio-political platform calling for greater demand of change voiced from not only American white women but from the recently freed black American masses, with both factions struggling for greater human and social rights.

From the Paper:

"In fact, it was the Industrial Revolution during the 19th century that was the forerunner to today's progress in computerized and Internet technology through its industrial development that has been continuous to a large extent this very day. This is because the Industrial Revolution during the 19th century, just as the technological explosion of today, led to increasing new changes of life in many different ways that never ever were considered before that time. Unfortunately, one of the changes brought about by the exciting new vistas of America's mechanized manufacturing industrialized society of the 19th century was the deepening separation between the poor and rich classes of American. This unfortunately brought about greater disparity of the poor delving into greater poverty versus the immense riches gained by the wealthy class of people. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carnegie, Andrew. The Gospel of Wealth." Century, 1901.
  • Conwell, Russell H. Acres of Diamonds. Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1960, 20-24.
  • Douglass, Frederick, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" The Frederic Douglass Papers, Vol. 2, 1847-54.
  • Lizzie Borden - "Her School and Later Life - A Noble Woman, Though Retiring." The Boston Herald, 1892. 8 May 2008.
  • <http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/LizzieBorden/news3.html>

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