Frederick Douglass’s Fight Against Scientific Racism
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After the Civil War, many Americans were ready to put the war behind them and embrace the new industrial revolution opportunities and the opportunity to “Go West,” often attributed, but not confirmed to be, a quote by Horace Greeley. Consider and answer this, aside from the expansion of industrial capitalism, what factors affected American development during this period? How important are those factors in comparison to capitalism’s growth?
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Of the People with Sources: Chapter 16
16.4: Emma Lazarus “The New Colossus”(1883)
16.5: Josiah Strong, Excerpts from “The Superiority of the Anglo-Saxon Race” (1885)
16.6: James Baird Weaver, A Call to Action (1892)
Frederick Douglass’s Fight Against Scientific Racism (New York Times)Videos
The Industrial Economy (Crash Course)
How American Inequality in the Gilded Age Compares to Today (Time)