Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Urban Crucible

No description

Jarod Roll

on 7 September 2017

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Urban Crucible

Urban Crucible

HIS 106
Dr. Roll
Growth of Cities:

1870: 18 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants
1900: 38 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants
--including three with more than 1 million
(New York, Chicago, Philadelphia)
Between 1870 and 1900:

11 million people moved to American cities
Chicago, 1900
New York, 1900
Immigrants to US after 1880 come increasingly from:
Italy, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Poland, Russia, Ottoman Empire (Turkey), and Japan
Macy's, New York
American city takes shape:
-- business and residential zones (downtown, industrial areas, and suburbs)
-- working class and middle class
-- leisure culture (shopping, sports, parks)

Urban problems:
--bad sanitation
--bad streets
--bad housing
--inadequate fire and police protection
--unclean water

Children playing near a dead horse
New Fears:
--fear of foreigners, especially Catholics, Jews, and Asians
--Immigration Restriction League, 1894
--Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882
--Japanese Exclusion, 1906-1907
--new ideas of "scientific racism" to explain these fears
Full transcript