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1

The United States was unique in the rapidity and scale of growth in its large cities

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2

The largest root cause of the new immigration was the inability of the European economy to support millions of peasants who were driven off their land

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3

Female social workers established settlement houses to aid struggling immigrants and promote social reform, while also advancing women's opportunities

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4

American Protestantism was dominated by liberal denominations that adapted religious ideas to modern culture and promoted a social gospel rather than biblical literalism

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5

Catholic, Jewish, and Orthodox immigrants often initially clustered in their own neighborhoods, places of worship, and schools

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6

Almost all American Protestants eventually accepted Charles Darwin's evolutionary theories as well as nonliteral interpretations of the Bible

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7

In the late nineteenth century, secondary (high school) education was increasingly carried on by private schools

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8

Booker T Washington believed that the most talented blacks should be educated for political leadership in academically rigorous black colleges

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9

American higher education depended on both public land grant funding and private donations for its financial support

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10

Urban newspapers often promoted a sensational yellow journalism that emphasized sex and scandal rather than politics or social reform

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11

Post civil war writers like Mark Twain and William Dean Howells turned from social realism toward fantasy and science fiction in their novels

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12

There was growing tension in the late nineteenth century between women's traditionally defined sphere of family and home and the social and cultural changes of the era

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13

The new urban environment generally weakened the family but offered new opportunities for women to achieve social and economic independence

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14

American urban planners focused on preserving green belt suburbs rather than the grand schemes for urban beatification developed in Paris and other European countries

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15

The new cities glittering consumer economy was symbolized especially by the rise of

Large, elegant department stores

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Rapid and uncontrolled growth made American cities places of both exciting opportunity and severe social problems

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