should we approach photographs as evidence?
does interpretation play a role when evaluating a historian’s work that
did Riis’ background contribute to his work?
was the press or reporting style during those days and how did it affect the
coverage of the news and issues?
did he write How the Other Half Lives and why was it more effective than
are photos so powerful? Why better
than drawings or paintings?
are photos not always what they seem to be?
can photos be biased?
did this shape his view of immigrants and portrayal of them?
about his pixs might have affected how middle-class readers saw immigrants and
How had US changed in previous few decades which help explain rise of progressivism?
How did individualism figure into this?
How did progressives view of gov’t differ from earlier reform efforts?
How did Progressive school of historians interpret the period and movement?
How did Marxists historians differ in their interpretation?
How did Consensus school see this period?
How did Wiebe in his work “Search for Order” see a new or different group as center of progressivism?
How did New Left historians interpret progressivism?
What do more recent scholars mean that progressivism is best understood as a series of “shifting coalitions”?
How have some recent historians challenged the idea that progressivism was generally a positive effort by noting its dark or negative side?
What is Rodgers primary point or thesis regarding the nature of American progressivism?
Why is this important?
Jungle (Attack on the Meatpackers)
Why are Sinclair’s book and this excerpt so important?
What was the purpose of this story?
What does it tell us about the place of business in America at this time? Role of gov’t?