Bettman intends to prove that this period of American history was not the idyllic "good old days" they have become in the minds of contemporary Americans. Bettman concentrates on several sections of everyday life, showing that reality does not paint nearly the same picture as the nostalgic imagination does. Focusing primarily on New York City and the working poor, Bettman demonstrates the injustice, filth, exploitation, poor housing conditions, and poor education that were standard in this period. Rapid industrialization produced an unprecedented amount of air pollution. Industrial waste mixed with pig manure and garbage thrown in the streets to create an awful stench and unhealthy air. Massive amounts of horse-drawn streetcars packed people in like cattle and created gnarled traffic jams—not to mention the generation of massive amounts of manure.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Every day there are fewer and fewer religious people in the world because religion is decreasing its power and legitimacy. This process is called secularization. Secularization affects both genders, however males have proven to be more susceptible to it than women. The Center for the Study of Global Christianity in Massachusetts, has conducted research published in June about how religion has being changing through the years in every part of the world and how religiosity is expected to be 10 years after. Within the research, they mentioned that religion will increase over the years and that the number of non-religious people, which was
Air pollution was poorly understood in the time after the Civil War. Discuss what some popular misconceptions were about air pollution, and contrast those with the realities and dangers of air pollution. Large cities like New York were inundated with trash in the late s. Why was there so much trash in public places? What weather factors exacerbated the problem of the rotting trash and putrid stench?
Life was so much better when we were young. Everyone wants to wax nostalgic for the good old days. Or some like to say it the good ole days….