Daily Archives: June 16, 2016

Opposition to Chinese Immigration (1878) Primary Source Activity

“The Chinese have now lived among us, in considerable numbers, for a quarter of a century, and yet they remain in separate, distinct from, and antagonistic to our people in thinking, mode of life, in tastes and principles, and are … Continue reading

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Italian Immigrant in Gilded Age America (1902) Primary Source Activity

“Now and then I had heard things about America that it was a far off country where everybody was rich and that Italians went there and made plenty of money, so that they could return to Italy and live in … Continue reading

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The Story of a Sweatshop Girl (1902) Primary Source Activity

“Aunt Fanny had always been anxious for me to get an education, as I did not know how to read or write, and she thought that was wrong. Schools are different in Poland from what they are in this country, … Continue reading

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W.E.B. Du Bois on Booker T. Washington (1903) Primary Source Activity

“Mr. Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitude of adjustment and submission; but adjustment at such a peculiar time as to make his programme unique. This is an age of unusual economic development, and Mr. Washington’s programme naturally takes … Continue reading

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Ida B. Wells & Lynching in the South (1895) Primary Source Activity

“Not all nor nearly all of the murders done by white men during the past thirty years in the South have come to light, but the statistics as gathered and preserved by white men, and which have not been questioned, … Continue reading

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Knights of Labor (1878) Primary Source Activity

Preamble for the Knights of Labor Constitution (1878) “PREAMBLE The alarming development and aggression of aggregated wealth, which, unless checked, will inevitably lead to the pauperization and hopeless degradation of the toiling masses, render it imperative, if we desire to … Continue reading

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Sumner & The Forgotten Man (1883) Primary Source Activity w/ Analysis Questions

  “The forgotten man… He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay.” – William Graham Sumner “Now who is the Forgotten Man? He is the simple, honest laborer, ready to earn his … Continue reading

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