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Chapter 26: America Moves to the City, 1865-1900
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- An extensive, heavily populated area, containing several dense urban centers. "The... city gave way to the immense and impersonal megalopolis..."
- A multi-dwelling building, often poor or overcrowded. "The cities... harbored... towering skyscrapers and stinking tenements."
- An abundance of wealth. "These leafy 'bedroom communities' eventually ringed the bring-and-concrete cities with greenbelt of affluence."
- Government by an absolute or tyrannical ruler. "... people had grown accustomed to cringing before despotism."
- Concerning a parish or small district. "Catholics expanded their parochial-school system...."
- A factory where employees are forced to work long hours under difficult conditions for meager wages. "The women of Hull House successfully lobbied in 1893 for an Illinois anti-sweatshop law that protected women workers..."
- A poor person, often one who lives on tax-supported charity. "The first restrictive law... banged the gate in the face of paupers..."
- A person who turns from one religion or set of beliefs to another. "A fertile field for converts was found in America's harried, nerve-racked, and urbanized civilization..."
- A Protestant who rejects religious modernism and adheres to a strict and literal interpretation of Christian doctrine and Scriptures. "Conservatives, or 'Fundamentalists,' stood firmly on the Scripture... "
- One who believes that there can be no human knowledge of any God or gods. "The... skeptic... lectured widely on 'Some Mistakes of Moses' and 'Why I Am an Agnostic."
- The branch of psychology that examines human action, often considering it more important tan mental or inward states. "His [work] helped to establish the modern discipline of behavioral psychology."
- In journalism, material that is sold by an organization for publication in several newspapers. "Bare-knuckle editorials were... being supplanted by feature articles and non-controversial syndicated material."
- A wealthy businessperson, especially one who openly displays power and position. "Two new journalistic tycoons emerged."
- Forbidding by law the manufacture, sake, or consumption of liquor. "Statewide prohibition.... was sweeping new states into the 'dry' column."
- Concerning unsophisticated country ways; crude and inelegant. "Art had been of sickly growth in the rustic years of the Republic..."
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