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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: People: Assimilation and the Crucible of the City
Toolbox Overview: The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Resource Menu: People
Text 1. The American Metropolis
Text 2. Coney Island
Text 3. Horatio Alger, Jr., Ragged Dick
Text 4. Lewis W. Hine photographs
Text 5. Jacob Riis, How the Other Lives
Text 6. Anzia Yezierska, Russians
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Text 7. Two Wives
Text 8. Lee Chew, The Biography of a Chinaman
Text 9. Exclusion
Text 10. Zitkala-Sa, Native Americans

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6.  Anzia Yezierska, "The Lost Beautifulness" and "Soap and Water," short stories in Hungry Hearts, 1920 (PDF)

    Jewish family, New York tenement, 1912
Jewish family, New York tenement, 1912
  
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Length: 13 pages

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Hungry Hearts, full text, from A Celebration of Women Writers, from Mary Mark, University of Pennsylvania Library

Anzia Yezierska, overview from MyJewishLearning.com

Anzia Yezierska, overview from Houghton Mifflin

The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912: General Web Resources

For more on the immigrant experience during this period, see "The American Jewish Experience through the Nineteenth Century: Immigration and Acculturation" and "Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America," in Divining America: Religion in American History on TeacherServe® from the National Humanities Center.



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