Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life Director: Douglas Sirk Released: 1959 Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott Featured Actors: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Juanita Moore           I tried to make it into a picture of social consciousness — not only of a white social consciousness, but of a Negro one, too. Both white and black are leading imitated…

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Events Leading to World War 1

                  EVENTS LEADING TO World War 1 Imperialism Spanish American War 1898-99 Cuba – under Spanish control – Cuban rebels attack US sugar plantations, to gain interest of USA – “Yellow journalism” by Hurst & Pulitzer – frenzy the public with atrocities reported in the paper…US dispatches warship (USS MAINE)…newspapers publish stories…

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Immigration in the Gilded Age

                    Immigration in the Gilded Age ·    Between 1865 & 1920 30 million people were added to the population (31 million in 1865) 1907 was the peak year with 1.2 million immigrants ·    Desired free land (Homestead Act), Personal Freedoms, Liberties or Democratic Government ·    Crossing the ocean was difficult since…

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US Expansion 1900 — Jingoism & Yellow Journalism — Cuba & Southeast Asia

                    Jingoism & William Randolph Hurst ·    First newspaper in 1887 (San Francisco Examiner – owned by his father) ·    Used investigative journalism & Sensationalist stories to increase circulation ·    Turned paper to profit in 2 years ·    1895 – in NYC bought New York Morning Journal ·    Lured experienced journalists…

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