By Noel J Kent
A number of the key matters in regards to the usa as we input the twenty first century have been already taking form as we entered the twentieth century. company mergers, U.S. army intervention (in the Philippines), exchange disputes with China and Europe, racial violence, excessive degrees of crime, emerging source of revenue gaps among wealthy and terrible, unstable inventory marketplace costs, homelessness within the towns, the hazards of immigration, and the domination of cash in elections -- a lot of these significant nationwide concerns in 1900 are known in a few shape to american citizens at the present time. The state grappled for the 1st time with a sequence of advanced new demanding situations: distribution of wealth and fiscal chance; the shape race and ethnic family may still absorb a rustic of accelerating range; the connection among giant company and govt; how the USA, as a brand new international energy, should still act abroad; and a number of others. Written in a fluid and hugely readable kind, Kent's ten chapters include a colourful narrative historical past of the key occasions of this pivotal 12 months that maintains to resonate a century later.
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Firms like General Electric (whose laboratory scientists were working on creating a tungsten filament) were world leaders in scientific and technological research. All of this led businessmen and government officials to casually assume that the national destiny was global leadership in industry and trade. S. ”7 Indeed, no market seemed safe from Yankee invasion. A. watches were bought by Swiss, and silk by French buyers. England, incubator of the Industrial Revolution, was purchasing pig iron, steel rails, and billets from Carnegie’s phenomenally efficient mills, and train locomotives from East Coast plants.
S. Department of State, January 1900 Today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today. —Collis B. Huntington, industrialist, 1900 An American who was middle-aged in 1900 was living in a different country from the one he had grown up in. True, in rural stores men in faded work overalls still sat around potbellied stoves, munching on soda crackers from the ubiquitous cracker barrel, and talking crops, weather, and politics. On autumn days their wives stored away preserved peaches, plums, berries, sweet potatoes, and apples in cellars.
The identity of male skilled workers was increasingly tied to their ability as breadwinners. Their wives prized the heavy-laced curtains, overstuffed furniture, and bric-a-brac ornaments that were proof of respectability. Skilled Carolina mill town workmen prided themselves on the gilt clock cabinets in their parlors with gospel hymns and “God Bless Our Home” etched on the face, and rag carpets on the floors. On Sunday, attired in suits adorned with heavy watch chains, they attended the local Baptist church with its stiff dose of old-time religion and sin.
America in 1900 by Noel J Kent