The Gilded Age, as described by Jacob Riis in his book, How the Other Half Lives, and in lecture, was filled with crowded living spaces, poverty, prejudice, and alcoholism. When he made his conclusions about the challenges of the Gilded Age, Riis was slightly biased racially. However, he also had a better understanding of the living conditions of the poor immigrants and described them accurately in my opinion. Riis began his book by summarizing the beginnings of the tenement housing situations, or the “Genesis of
The experience of the Great Depression in the Urban and the Rural American. The Urban American became distressed they were hungry and many were homeless. The rural Americans were pounded by a series of environment catastrophes that made the situation even worse and exposed that the government was powerless. The Urban Americans built makeshift towns outside of towns. They called the makeshifts Hooverville’s.
In the country, families suffered because of unusual droughts of the 1930 's that caused crops to fail miserably meant the already indebted farmers commonly lost their properties. At one time in 1932, there were near to 250,000 homeless children throughout America. By far the ones who fared much worse off were African Americans owing to the fact that they were already impoverished anyway. The fact was white Americans were preferable as employees at that day and age, so black Americans were considered the first to be fired in
In both Addams and Riis’s reading they each discuss poor immigrant neighborhood, were many lived in unsanitary and overcrowded homes or had exploitive and unfair working conditions. Adams and Riis both try to better this condition for those poor immigrant arrivals to the country in urban cities. Riis’s theory describes the impact of health and the development of character because of poor housing condition that affected people health and way of acting. Riis’s theory supports McCoy article on “Freddie Gray’s Life: A Study in the Sad Effect of Lead Point on Poor Blacks” because Riis discusses that poor housing condition specially if it causes an effect on the person it can either be mentally or physically it can influence the person actions.
Poor sanitation, new diseases, and poop nourishment were all key factors of why the New World was a harsh place. Many of Captain John Smith’s crew members were a part of the elite class and they didn’t have the proper techniques or skills to grow crops, so they used the American Indians to help them build these Plantations for these
In conclusion, both 13th and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass focus on the systematic oppression of black people in America. Douglass’s description of Aunt Hester’s whipping influenced DuVernay’s use of the montage of police brutality because both represented the physical and mental restraints that white authority had placed on black people. DuVernay’s documentary draws influence from Douglass’s narrative through similar scenes and emotions of horror for the conditions of black
Both of the claims justify the way how not only the Cherokee got mistreated and betrayed, but other tribes as well. Also the white Americans caused controversy by making the situation worse in America today for Indians. Now the Cherokee tribe not being treated equally, it has affected Indians in today 's world. A conflict that has been affecting the Indians due to their low employment opportunities that tend to be limited for them because of their past history. Cherokees, low unemployment figures are high and increasing overtime.
During Reconstruction, there was a group called the K.K.K. who killed color people for fun and they wore mask and pretended to be ghost. Also poverty was still an issue in the south. Industrialization in the South was too slow. Sharecropping and tenant farming were bad because they usually brought more complications like who would get what, and that wasn 't fair to the labors on the land.
In 1890, Jacob Riis' “How the Other Half Lives” was published. This shocked and informed viewers by showing them the living conditions among the urban poor. Reformers among many other people sympathized towards children, working families, and migrant families due to this. The reformers believed they understood the poor and they despised the rich from creating these problems. The rich is the upper 10% of the economic ladder.
The high incarceration rate of Black Americans has pervasive and chronically negative stigmas regarding the social and economic vitality of the Black American community, such as a lack of democratic participation and violence within urban communities (Burris-Kitchen & Burris, 2011). According to Forman Jr. (2012), some of 5 the negative affects of systemic racism of Black Americans born into the hip-hop generation who have been convicted include the ineligibility of public assistance programs such as health care, food stamps, public housing, student loans, and some employment opportunities. Additionally, many of the individuals suffering from the stigma of incarceration come from backgrounds of disadvantage such as single parent homes, low
There were many circumstances that motivated workers who went to strike at the Homestead Factory and Pullman Railcar Factory in the early 1890s. For instance, the workers had poor working conditions. Conditions in Carnegie’s factory were harsh. Men often worked seven days a week, twelve hours a day, which was more than double of today’s standard forty-hours of work in a week (Khan 10). A previous steelworker remembered that he lost forty pounds when he worked for the first three months of his job and described the work as a “dog’s life” (Khan 10).
In the end France and England both ended up suffering in their own distinct ways. For England and France they had to deal with the Black Death which ended up hurting them both due to the loss of population and peasant revolts due the taxes or unfair laws that were passed leading them to deal with this consequence. From looking at England and France in their own “set” of consequences there is a quite a distinctive difference on how one side was effected than the other. England in this case suffered tremendously because of their Economic Crisis and their losing of land they had in France. France had benefitted from some consequences and such as centralizing due to a broken social system and reclaiming their land that England had control over.
While working conditions played a factor the livelihoods of workers, so did the discrimination and resentment towards immigrant and African Americans laborers. With these factors playing a significant role in their working conditions it also introduced the daily realities and hardships of being a working American or immigrant in an ever evolving working force in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. One major factor that contributed to the hardship and daily realities that faced the unskilled and semiskilled American laborer like Thomas O’Donnell and others was racism. As stated in the text, “...Racism relegated them to poor jobs and substandard living conditions...” [The American Promise, 511], racism in the north was more of a widespread persecution of anyone who was not “white” in American standards. Colored workers and immigrants of all background and color
Poverty is a social problem that affects a significant amount of individuals across all cultures. However, the youth growing up in these conditions are becoming susceptible to falling into deviance provided by their peers. Young individuals born into poverty have little opportunities to advance because they unfortunately didn 't win the genetic lottery of being higher class citizens. In the song “Institutionalized” by Kendrick Lamar (Kendrick 2015), suggests that poverty has become an institution where individuals are held hostage to their social class for being born into poverty. Kendrick uses the phrase “master take the chains off me” (Kendrick 2015 line 15) to emphasize the strength of poverty and how it is so closely related to slavery.
However the result of industrialization lead to homelessness, unemployment and poverty. During this time period, there were machines and factories which brought about mass production. Furthermore, there was the Chinese exclusion act which restricted immigrants into the United States. The congress was more concerned about maintaining white “racial purity”. This terrible restriction eventually expanded to