By Noel J Kent
The various key matters about the usa as we input the twenty first century have been already taking form as we entered the twentieth century. enterprise mergers, U.S. army intervention (in the Philippines), exchange disputes with China and Europe, racial violence, excessive degrees of crime, emerging source of revenue gaps among wealthy and negative, unstable inventory industry costs, homelessness within the towns, the risks of immigration, and the domination of cash in elections -- these kind of significant nationwide concerns in 1900 are usual in a few shape to american citizens at the present time. The country grappled for the 1st time with a sequence of advanced new demanding situations: distribution of wealth and monetary chance; the shape race and ethnic kin should still absorb a rustic of accelerating variety; the connection among colossal company and executive; how the USA, as a brand new international energy, may still act in another country; and a bunch of others. Written in a fluid and hugely readable sort, Kent's ten chapters include a colourful narrative heritage of the key occasions of this pivotal yr that maintains to resonate a century later.
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But New York remained unchallenged as the premier American city. Home to three and a half million people, the Wall Street financial complex, numerous corporate headquarters, the mile-long Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, palace-like homes and hotels, and a unique ethnic mosaic, it was displacing London as the paramount city of business and culture in the Western world. Here, change was relentless: Beneath the streets of Manhattan Island, a twenty-one-mile train system utilizing state-of-the-art construction technology and design was on the eve of construction.
20). Our travelers in time, in fact, scanning this morning’s headlines or television news would find much that resonates. Charges of monopoly practices against Bill Gates and Microsoft might easily recall the bitter controversy during their own time surrounding the machinations of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company, or Henry Havemeyer’s American Sugar. Mergers on the scale of Exxon and Mobil would sound quite familiar. S. military action in the Middle East or the Balkans might conjure up the war in the Philippines.
From Seattle, a base for mining, the Alaska gold rush, and export of lumber overseas, came reports of “a record breaking production in nearly all lines of business and industry. ” In other cities, too, companies had long backlogs. Personal debt and business inventories were at their lowest levels in years. 12 And jobs seemed plentiful enough. Arizona copper mines, Carolina textile mills, and Massachussets shoe factories were all hiring. Some manufacturers even noted a lack of skilled employees, and railroads complained of a dearth of workers to help maintain and expand their facilities.
America in 1900 by Noel J Kent