• Upton Sinclair wrote “The Jungle” which exposed the conditions of the meat packing industry in Chicago. • Moved to Pasadena, California in 1915 and wrote 47 books by 1933. • Sinclair ran for governor of California in the election of 1926 and in 1930 but in 1933 ran as democrat for governor of California • “I, Governor of California, and How I Ended Poverty: A True Story of the Future” (1933) a utopia novel written by Sinclair, if elected, he would end unemployment. • Sinclair proposed another program called End Poverty in California (EPIC) • If any farms were sold for taxes would be purchased by California and establish cooperative agricultures communicates known as “California Authority for Land.” This would only be put into effect
E.E. Cummings was a twentieth-century American poet. His works were prime examples of the deadly sins; lust; greed, and pride. Even in the more modern times like today, twenty-first century, people are still willing to read his writings, because the population of today is driven by the sins that are shown though Cummings works. October 14, 1894, in the city Cambridge, Massachusetts, Edward Estlin Cummings was brought into the world by his mother and father. His father, Edward Cummings, was a professor of Sociology and a professor of Political Science at Harvard.
Marco Polo promoted change in cultures and revolutionized trading by making many trips to China and Mongolia. He eventually became Kublai Khan's confidant. Using Kublai Khan's power and Marco Polo's trading skills he created even more change like promoting people from the east to come to the west and vice versa. This is why Marco Polo had such a large impact on trading. Marco Polo was born to a rich merchant family in 1254.
Walter Dean Myers’ Bad Boy chronicles his childhood and his most memorable moments that led to his career as a writer. Growing up in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s, Myers constantly struggled with racial issues and financial problems. His unconventional interests for young boys gradually made him feel isolated from the rest of the world, with his only escape being in the books he read and the poems and stories he wrote.
Alexander Hamilton was one of the American founding fathers, he became one of the many faces the United States has. He played an essential part when founding the Constitution and the country, becoming the 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (September 11, 1789 – January 31, 1795), and Senior Officer of the Army (December 14, 1799 – June 15, 1800). He also was the delegate to the Congress of the Confederation from New York (November 3, 1788 – March 2, 1789, and November 3, 1782 – June 21, 1783). Hamilton accomplished numerous achievements since he was given the chance, he was able to become one of the best immigrants the United States he had. However, he could not have done this without adapting to the culture.
TITLE; Thematic aspirations of the poems “ODE ON A GRECIAN URN” AND “ ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE” JOHN KEATS was an English romantic poet. Who was born in Moorgate, London on 31 october 1795- 23 february 182. He was the eldest of four surviving children .His parents sent him to the john Clarke’s school in enfield for his education which was nearest to his grandparent’s house as they were not able to afford him. At one point of time he desired to become a doctor .Within
George Herbert Mead is known as one of the most influential sociologists to emerge from the late 1800s. His pragmatic philosophies helped lead the way to more micro-oriented thinking (Knapp, 2018). Intellectual achievement was a strong value held by both of his parent’s families (Coser, 2003 p. 341). His father came from a line of farmers and clergymen (Coser, 2003 p. 341). He was born in South Hadley, Massachusetts (Coser, 2003 p. 341), however, at the age of seven, his father began a new position as the chair of homiletics at Oberlin College in Ohio (Coser, 2003 p. 341).
The story “The Cathedral” was written by Raymond Carver in 1984. Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon on May 25, 1932 and died on August 2, 1988. He was known for writing short stories and poetry. During the 1980s Carver contributed to the revitalization of the American short story. Early on he found a passion in his writing.
Sociology is “the scientific study of human life, social groups, whole societies and the human world as such” (Giddens 2009). Robert K. Merton (1910-2003) was an American sociologist who contributed greatly to the sociology we study today. He is best known for his theories of deviance, for his development of the concepts "self-fulfilling prophecy", “unintended consequences”, “role strain”, “reference group” ,"role model” and for founding the sociology of science. He is considered to have been one of America 's most influential social scientists. Robert Merton was born into a working class Eastern European Jewish immigrant family in Philadelphia as Meyer R. Schkolnick.
The literature of America has undergone radical change since it’s beginnings with the puritan tradition. This rapid development has essentially been driven by a “desire” for a new literary “expression of American identity” and “artistic independence” from Europe, which was the center of world power and culture in the nineteenth century . In 1837, Emerson demanded that an end be put to America’s dependence on and “long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands” and encouraged his contemporaries to think with their own minds . In order to truly understand the spirit of a nation, one must look to its artists writers and philosopher, especially those of reputation and influence within the nation itself . The works of Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott were heavily influenced by the changing atmosphere of the nineteenth century with its new emphasis on self and society .
While a majority of poets struggled to reach recognition for their work, it was not a problem for Paul Laurence Dunbar. With an abundance of achievements and knowledgeable understanding of African American struggles. Dunbar became the most renowned poets of his life time. His ability to write diverse poetry stemmed from his parents experiences as former slaves. Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872 in Dayton, Ohio and was raised by Joshua and Maltilda J. Murphy Dunbar (Patricia 2).
Upton Sinclair was born on September 20th, 1878. Him and his family moved to New York City in 1888 due to his father being an alcoholic. His family was extremely poor, unlike Sinclair’s grandparents, who were extremely wealthy. He claims that because of his experiences with the lifestyle of being poor and wealthy, it turned him into a socialist. Sinclair entered New York City college at the age of fourteen.
Progressivism is unquestionably hard to define. Nonetheless, many historians have endeavored to define and sought out how it embarked. Every person will have different perspectives, thus each of the historians will have different outlooks of how they view the findings and what they assume progressivism is. Therefore, this essay will work to exemplify what I think triggered the progressive movement in the United States. Gilded Age caused many problems to outbreak in its era, such as, outlandish fortunes and poverty, incongruous meat production, flux of foreign immigration, ecological demolition, etc.