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Chapter-8: Life at the Turn of 20th Century - Vocabulary
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Oliver and Wilbur Wright
Bicycle manufacturers, experimented with new engines powerful enough to keep "heavier-than -air" craft aloft
Booker T. Washington
African American educator, believed that racism would end once blacks acquired useful labor skills and proved their economic value to society.
aimed to equip African Americans with teaching diplomas and useful skills in agricultural, domestic, or mechanical work.
W.E.B. Du Bois
1st African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard, strongly disagreed with Washington's gradual approach to equality.
Insisted that blacks should seek a liberal arts education so that the African-American community would have well-educated leaders
Ida B. Wells
African American teacher, journalist, and activist who fought against lynching
The southern law requiring payment of an annual tax before voting
The southern law designed to exclude African American from voting on the basis of family voting history
The practice of separating white and black people in public and private facilities
Jim Crow Laws
The informal name for racial segregation laws in the South, taken form an old minstrel song
Plessy v. Ferguson
The supreme Court ruling that supported segregation and established the "separate but equal" doctrine.
The southwest system of binding Mexican and black labors into slavery to work off a debt to the employer
Joseph Pulitzer & William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper publishers who achieved mass circulation through sensation news coverage
The early 20th century school of painters who realistically portrayed urban life and working people
The novelist and humorist who appealed to the masses, and wrote enduring literacy classics
Rural Free Delivery
Type of U.S Postal Service that delivered packages to every home, even in remote areas; boosted catalog sales
The specialized form of shopping pioneered by Marshall Fields of Chicago.
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