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The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912
Topic: MemoryTopic: ProgressTopic: PeopleTopic: PowerTopic: Empire
Topic: Power: Taming the Octopus
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Resource Menu: Power
Text 1. Images of the Octopus, five cartoons
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Text 2. Standard Oil
Text 3. The Octopus in the West
Text 4. The Populist Party Platform [Omaha Platform]
Text 5. The Pullman Strike
Text 6. Jack London, South of the Slot
Text 7. The Boss and the Reformer
Text 8. Images of Big City Politics
Text 9. Social Policy: Social Darwinism vs. the Social Gospel
Text 10. Theodore Roosevelt, The New Nationalism
Text 11. African American Strategies
Text 12. Women and Power

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1.  The Image of the Octopus, six drawings, 1882-1909 (PDF) Discussing Art
- The Curse of California, The Wasp, 19 Aug. 1882
- The Forty Ts [Thieves], Harperís Weekly, 17 March 1888
- The Menace of the Hour, The Verdict, 30 Jan. 1899
- An English Country Seat . . . , Puck, 23 Oct. 1901
- "Next!", Puck, 7 Sept. 1904
- The Puzzled Citizen, Chicago Daily News, 3 Feb. 1909

   The Menace of the Hour, 1899
The Menace of the Hour
 
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Length: 6 pages

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