Monday, November 28th, we began by discussing the basic tenets of Capitalism. Given that the late 19th century and early 20th century were a time known as the Gilded Age, we will be considering the role of labor, industry, and government played in the development of our country.
Tomorrow, you will begin by considering the perspectives about Capitalism presented in the two documents distributed in class. Then, you will answer a few questions regarding the perspective that each document brings to the discussion.
Then, you will receive a Rockefeller article at the front table of the classroom. You will critically read the document in class.
Homework – Due Wednesday at the beginning of class – will take roughly half an hour. Here’s what you should read in Tindall and Shi. IF you take notes on this material, you can use your own handwritten notes on any quiz.
- 782-783 The End of the Frontier
- 786-796 The Rise of Big Business
As a review – if you have time in the next few weeks – you should skim the first part of Chapter 19 in Tindall and Shi regarding The New South. It reviews (for your semester final) details like:
- The transcontinental railroad
- Economic growth in the South
- Sharecropping and Tenant Farmers
- The Bourbons Convict Leasing
- Jim Crow laws
- Disenfranchising African Americans
- the 14th Amendment
- Plessy v. Ferguson