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– The textbook used for this class is: American Political Thought, A Norton Anthology, Isaac Kramnick, Theodore J Lowi, 9780393655902
After the Civil War ended, the United States went through a great number of radical changes very quickly. The country changed both in terms of its people and its economy.
The country changed demographically: freed slaves and a large wave of immigrants from Europe joined the American political community. In addition, the country?s economy went through an industrial revolution and made an abrupt transition from being primarily agricultural to being primarily industrial.
Your assignment for this essay is to pick three thinkers from the list below and discuss how each thinker thought that the challenges of the new rapid changes could be met.
Focus on one or two arguments made by each thinker and support your interpretation with well-chosen quotes from the text.
Do not provide unnecessary background biographical information in this short essay. Good answers will clearly state what each theory/argument entails
I prefer that you not use outside sources, but, if you do, cite them parenthetically or in footnotes.
Booker T. Washington
W.E.B. Du Bois
William Graham Sumner
William Jennings Bryan