A People's History of the United States - chapters 11-15 Summary & Analysis

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chapters 11-15 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 11, by 1877 it became clear that the governments were focused on becoming a dynamic and unstoppable economic power despite all costs. Strikes would not be tolerated. Blacks, whites, and immigrants would be put to work and would be rewarded by their status - gender, race, national origin, and social class. This movement would create new and separate levels of oppression and also create a stable pyramid of wealth.

In the year 1877, the signals were given for the rest of the century: the blacks would be put back; the strikes of white workers would not be tolerated; the industrial and political elites of North and South would take hold of the country and organize the greatest march of economic growth in human history. They would do it with the aid of, and at the expense of, black labor, white...

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