Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chapter 11: Robber Barrons and Rebels

Many of the immigrants who came to the East Coast were from what part of Europe?

Which immigrant groups became targets of racial violence?

What date is mentioned in paragraph #4?

What is the significance of this date?

Who was Wan Lee?

How does Zinn describe economic growth in paragraph #6? (Draw a picture.)

Briefly explain Zinn's interpretation of "rags to riches" stories often told in American history textbooks. (paragraph #7)

How does Zinn end paragraph #7?

Why do you think he ends the paragraph this way?

What is paragraph #9 about?

How is "monopoly" defined in paragraph #10?

What is a "robber barron"? (paragraph #11)

What is the subtitle on page 175?

What law is mentioned in paragraph #13?

Define "socialism" (paragraph #14).

According to Zinn, churches, schools, government and businesses tried to control people's thinking. How did they do this?

What is the subtitle on page 179?

What labor union is mentioned in paragraph #20?

What is a "scab"? (paragraph 179)

What is paragraph #21 about?

What date is mentioned in paragraph #24?

What is the significance of this date?

What is paragraph #26 about?

How does Zinn describe the beliefs of Populists in paragraph #31?

What historic figure is mentioned in paragraph #33?

How did this figure "drown out class resentment"? (paragraph #33)

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