Turn of the Twentieth Century

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The Gilded Age

The Progressive Era


Essential Questions

  • Was the reshaping of the West beneficial for all Americans?
  • Was the growth of industry beneficial to all Americans?
  • How democratic was America at the turn of the century?
  • At the turn of the century, were American cities full of “light” or full of “shame”?
  • Should the United States open its “golden door” to anyone and everyone?
  • To what extent did America approach the sentiment that “all men and women are created equal”?
  • To what extent is America at the turn of the twentieth century (then) similar to the turn of the twenty-first century (now)?
  • How does the literature of the time act as a mirror and a window into the turn of the twentieth century?

Vocabulary

Click here for Vocabulary List #4.


The Voices of the West

Click here for The Voices of the West.


The Voices of Women

Click here for The Voices of Women.


The Voices of Cities

Click here for Cities at the Turn of the Century.


Other Resources

Some reliable sources for literature – What So Proudly We Hail / Poetry Foundation / American Literature Sites / VoS American Literature / Dr. Walczak’s anthologies

 

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