5-8 Paragraph Assignment (Standifer) History

Essay Question:

Discuss the character of the late nineteenth century industrial city paying particular attention to 

population, transportation, politics, and neighborhood life and living conditions.  Also, discuss 

the reform movement for social and political change during the period in question and show the 

extent to which it was successful. 


 Growth of the city: rising urban population from immigration and migration 

 The character of the city: transportation systems, neighborhoods, and the environment

 The dynamics of urban politics: political machines, party bosses, and graft

 The city and the reformist movement

 jane and jim Crow and the nature of racial segregation