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AH Chapter 06 An Urban Society Vocabulary

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emigrateto leave one place of residence or country to live somewhere else
ethnic grouppeople who share a common language and tradtions
steeragecramped quarters on a ship's lower decks for passengers paying the lowest fares
sweatshopa shop or factory where workers work long hours at low wages under unhealthy conditions
assimilateto absorb a group into the culture of a larger population
tenementa building in which several families rent rooms or apartments, often with little sanitation or safety
slumpoor, crowded, and run-down urban neighborhoods
suburbresidential areas that sprang up close to or surrounding cities as a result of improvements in transportation
settlement houseinstitution located in a poor neighborhood that provided numerous community services
Hull Housesettlement house founded by Jane Addams in Chicago in 1889
skyscrapera very tall building
land-grant collegeagricultural college established as a result of the 1862 Morrill Act
realisman approach to literature and the arts that shows things as they really are
regionalismart or literature on a paricular region of the country
yellow journalisma type of sensational, biased, and often false reporting
spectator sportsporting event that draws a crowd
vaudevillestage entertainment made up of various acts, such as dancing, singing, comedy, and magic shows
jazzAmerican music developed from ragtime and blues with African rhythms
ragtimea type of music with a strong rhythm and a lively melody with accented tones (early 1900s)
Emma Lazarusan American poet
Chinese Exclusion Actprohibited Chinese workers from entering the U.S.
Immigration Act of 1917included a literacy requirement
Gilded Agea time period 1870 to 1898
Jane Addamsfounded Hull House, a settlement house, where poor received assistance
Louis Sullivanone of the first to design skyscrapers
Frederick Law Olmsteddesigned New York's Central Park as well as several parks in Boston
George Washington Carverdeveloped hundreds of products, including plastics and paper, from the peanut
Mark Twaina realist and a regionalist in his writings
Joseph Pulitzercreated a new kind of newspaper
William Randolph Hearstexaggerated dramatic or gruesome aspects of newspaper stories
attitudeway of thinking and acting
affectto influence; hanve an impact on
majorgreater in size, or importance
minorlesser in size, or importance
philosophya set of ideas and beliefs
isolatecut off or separate

Owner H.I.T.
Johnson Junior High
Cheyenne, WY

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