Give some examples of how the images here misrepresent the realities of the period.

a) “Capitol and Labor”

ch16_capital_labor

Credits: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1948. (48.80) Photograph, all rights reserved, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1. Why did many Americans in the Gilded Age worry that this vision of harmony no longer described American life?

2. Give some examples of how the images here misrepresent the realities of the period.

They Have Built a Nation map
ch21_americans_immigrants

Credits: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

1. What does this map suggest about how the government was trying to shape public opinion during the 1930s?

2. How did the picture of American society presented here differ from the government’s approach during World War I?
Freedom image
ch28_freedom_restrictions

Credits: George Mill

1. What “restrictions” on freedom do you think the artist has in mind?

2. What is the purpose of juxtaposing the large word “FREEDOM” with the small print?

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