English Essay

2683 Words May 24th, 2015 11 Pages
History 477 (The Gilded Age)
Associated professor of American studies at Yale University and author of the book called Barbarian virtues: the United States encounters foreign peoples at home and abroad, 1876-1917, Matthew Frye Jacobson, wrote about how Americans in the last part of the 19th century have actually formulated the values of being barbaric against immigrants and foreigners that are both found inside and outside the country. It is from this book that wide and open reflections can be done as to how America have been influenced enough to its formation of the immigration laws in the ways that they applied racial discriminations and superiority against other races.
These attitudes of the 19th century America is considered to be
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It was the moment of intense development in the cultures as progress were most likely to be attained through the invention of electricity, the steam engine and the many more technological advances that never went to stop. In the first half of the century, America was under the British rule, but this has changed later on in the second half as George Washington and the rest of the civilized Americans decided to declare the American independence and established the Bill of Rights. History books would indicate that America went from being the colonized to a established colony in the whole period of the 19th century. Barney particularly discussed transformations of the US in the course of the century by indicating:
…localized economics became integrated into the national market, and a political and religious order anchored in deference to local elites gave way to mass-based political parties organized across the nation and religious movements that responded to the popular demands for spiritual equality. Divided by race, ethnicity, and gender, new classes of wage laborers and salaried employees replaced independent white farmers and enslaved black laborers as the dominant elements in the workforce reshaped by emancipation and immigration and the rise of factories and cities (Barney, 1).

Indeed, by the second part of the century, America has tended its own revolution and constructed a society that would suit

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