Monday, September 21, 2015

Democratizing Twentieth Century America - Homework - Due Tues, Sept 22

1 - Read Zinn 321 - 328

2 - Answer the following questions.

a) Discuss Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle. Why do you think he wanted more government regulation of business? Why do you think such problems were new in the Twentieth Century?

b) Discuss the relationship between banks and railroads.

c) Discuss Taylorism. How were immigrants impacted by Taylorism? Why do you think some people call typical public high schools with bells and timed periods the "factory model"?

d) What happened at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company? Why do you think this led to increased calls for regulation of business?

e) Analyze the findings of the Commission on Industrial Relations, 1914. What would you have said next if you were Weinstock?

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