1. A number of writers and reformers in the period 1865-1914 discussed the growing
gap between wealth and poverty in the United States. Compare and contrast THREE
of the following authors’ explanations for this condition and their proposal for
dealing with it.
Henry George : Progress and Poverty
Edward Bellamy: Looking Backwards
Andrew Carnegie: The Gospel of Wealth
William Graham Sumner: What Social Classes Owe to Each Other
Upton Sinclair: The Jungle
the industrial age” and by others as “an industrial leader atypical of the period.
Assess the validity of these views. (86)
3. The path to labor organization was marked by false starts and wrong moves. Assess
the validity of this generalization for the period 1865 – 1900. (77)
period 1870 to 1915 reflected America’s uneasiness of transition from an agrarian to
an industrial society. Assess the validity of this statement. (87)
5. Ironically, popular belief in the “self-sufficient farmer” and the “self-made man”
increased during the nineteenth century as the reality behind these beliefs faded.
Assess the validity of this statement. (79)
that was created in the United States during the late nineteenth century.
Andrew Carnegie Horatio Alger Ida M. Tarbell
Eugene V. Debs Booker T. Washington (94)
associated with hardy individualism, it was in fact largely dependent on the federal
government. Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to western
economic activities in the nineteenth century. (91)
between 1865 and 1900.
Government actions Labor Unions
Immigration Technology changes (98)