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New PDF release: American profile, 1900-1909

By Edward Wagenknecht

ISBN-10: 0870233505

ISBN-13: 9780870233500

Describes American lifestyles, actions, faith, schooling, paintings, and game in the course of Theodore Roosevelt's management, and comprises profiles of fashionable american citizens who formed the last decade.

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Their second and final failure occurred on December 8, 1903, when, as the New York Sun gleefully reported, their "aerodrome did a flipflop" by "swooping" into the Potomac and "ducking" Professor Manly, to the accompaniment of considerable satisfaction and indignation on the part of those who resented public money's being spent on such nonsense. " The Virginian-Pilot was one of the few papers impressed. Many did not trouble to report this fifth and at last successful try of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, at all, and the New York Tribune, which did, put it on the sports page!

Ice cream might be obtained at either the drugstore or one of the "ice cream parlors" that were now springing up everywhere; here either a soda or a sundae might be had for a dime, and if you had only a nickel you might settle for a Coca-Cola. A large part of the drugstore's profits still came out of patent medicines, which were in their last great period of unregulated prosperity before the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. " Not only were many of the proprietary remedies medically Page 20 worthless; many fostered both alcoholism and drug addiction, and did so deliberately for greed of gold.

In 1901 too, Tulsa, Oklahoma, would strike oil and begin its phenomenal growth. Against such achievements not even disasters like the Galveston "flood" of September 8, 1900 (more accurately, the almost complete destruction of the city by a cyclonic hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico), made much impression, and indeed the calamity itself inspired a heroic and amazing engineering achievement, calculated to prevent a repetition of the calamity, that boosted the coming century's estimate of itself. Page 5 Industrial production increased after the Spanish war, unemployment declined, and farm products rose in value.

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