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    ethnic neighborhoods as distinctive In fact immigrant communities tended to intermingle living in close proximity and sharing traditions as well as space Aaron Smelkinson remembered a divide between the two communities one marked by geography as well as culture Little Italy was there but there was a dividing line as if it was a wire fence Smelkinson recollected Milton Schwartz another Jewish neighbor expressed the same sentiment Around the corner was Little Italy Schwartz said We didn t mix with them We d sneak down there once in a while to get a snowball but everybody stayed within their own But there is significant evidence that the two communities shared a great deal On Fridays and Saturdays Italian children would come over to the houses of their Jewish neighbors to help them heat their homes and turn on their lights something that is forbidden for Jewish people on the Sabbath On Friday nights and Saturday mornings we would go turn the gas on they wouldn t call everybody just the ones they trusted said Clara Rizzi Ferretti an Italian resident of Little Italy Other times when Italian shops would run out of certain items they d often go over to the Jewish shops and buy from them Most residents did not have indoor plumbing so the communities also shared public bathhouses that served as venues for communal gathering Though Jewish boys expressed a feeling of animosity coming from Italian children when they d cross over the street overall the relationships between these two communities were relatively peaceful Louis Cedrone of Little Italy commented on the eventual unity that Italians and Jews felt It was a mixed neighborhood It was both Italian and Jewish Cedrone also remembered his Jewish neighbors the Kaplans and the Froms The Froms had four girls Riva

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    Association in Mobile Alabama Dr Partlow stood in front of the committee and said we have succeeded in getting the legislature to enact into law The Alabama Mental Deficiency Bill which looks to establish of The Alabama Home the for Feeble Minded After 20 years of lobbying and research Alabama found itself in position to Back to the Farm Movement A 20th Century Battle Between Rural Urban Living Date s September 1900 to September 1911 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Detroit Free Press Rural Life Thomas Edison Urbanization Detroit Farming The opening and subsequent expansion of the Henry Ford Factory in 1903 among many other factors led to the population of the city of Detroit skyrocketing to one million residents between the years of 1910 and 1920 The rapid expansion of urban populations led to concerns that the remaining farmers would not be able to grow enough to feed them all Some urban intellectuals suggested that people Patriotism or Equal Rights The Suffragist s Dichotomy during World War I Date s February 26 1917 Location Dist Columbia District of Columbia Tag s Women women s rights suffrage World War I The Great War in Europe had already lasted much longer than anticipated by the early months of 1917 Despite a long standing precedent of neutrality in the face of foreign conflict the United States steeled itself for the possibility of war On February 26 1917 the New York Times ran an article entitled Suffragist Pledge Aid to the Nation covering the National American Woman Suffrage Coca Cola Sold Everywhere Date s May 1886 to 1907 Location FULTON Georgia Tag s invention Medicine Coke Soda What difference could 20 years of advertising make Well for Coca Cola it made the world of difference In the hot summer of May 1886 John

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    in East Baltimore Date s January 1 1905 to January 1 1930 Location Baltimore City Maryland Tag s ethnic tension Jews Italian Little Italy East Baltimore Immigration Italians Judaism Jewish Baltimore From 1890 to the early 1920s Lombard street served as the center of Baltimore s Jewish community Considered a ghetto by outsiders it was a bustling neighborhood of kosher butcher shops delis bakeries bookstores and Judaica shops The boundaries

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    s Jewish community Considered a ghetto by outsiders it was a bustling neighborhood of kosher butcher shops delis bakeries bookstores and Judaica shops The boundaries of the community were defined by Pratt Street to the north Eastern Avenue to the south Central Avenue to the east and President Street to the A Jewish Rebuke to Confederate Anti Semitism in Richmond Date s March 27 1863 Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s

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    ghetto by outsiders it was a bustling neighborhood of kosher butcher shops delis bakeries bookstores and Judaica shops The boundaries of the community were defined by Pratt Street to the north Eastern Avenue to the south Central Avenue to the east and President Street to the Formation of Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Date s January 3 1941 to September 2 1945 Location Baltimore Maryland Tag s Baltimore shipyard Bethlehem Fairfield Steel

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    and might interfere with private celebrations On the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of December a serenade of horns and pop crackers outside their doors interrupted the holiday jubilations of those City Council members who voted in favor of the ordinance The boys of the city celebrated Christmas as usual with the sharp bang of the small pop crackers and the deeper boom of a cannon cracker but the spirit of the noise had changed from religious merriment to civic disobedience The council members accepted the protests in good spirits at first and all in the city enjoyed the Christmas festivities The police were wholly unable to determine the source of the exploded firecrackers though they tried faithfully The boys actions though regrettable seemed simply to be an example of youthful disobedience until the following week when the investigations of police misconduct began Staunton s city council formed a special committee to investigate the negligence and efficiency of the police force in fulfilling its sworn duty The actions of the boys though likely simply a desire for youthful activity demonstrated a disrespect for the law which the community could not tolerate The noise and dazzle of fireworks has been a traditional way for Southerners to celebrate Christmas since the French in Louisiana first fired their rifles and set off firecrackers in honor of the holiday The boys of Staunton reminded all of their rights as Southerners with this bold display seeking to assert that tradition dominated over the law Though not an egregious example of law breaking the City Council chose to elevate the incident with its investigation of the conduct of the police force In the periods of Reconstruction following the Civil War it was necessary for city officials to assert the authority of the law Many of the

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    of pop crackers in the streets Christmas was to be celebrated in a joyful yet quiet manner not with the use of small explosives which are noisy and might interfere with private celebrations On the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of December a serenade Youthful Misconduct in Celebration of Christmas Date s December 24 1878 to January 8 1879 Location AUGUSTA Virginia Tag s Arts Leisure Church Religious Activity Crime Violence Law Urban Life Boosterism The members of the City Council of Staunton Virginia voted against the suspension over the Christmas holiday of an ordinance that forbad the use of pop crackers in the streets Christmas was to be celebrated in a joyful yet quiet manner not with the use of small explosives which are noisy and might interfere with private celebrations On the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of December a serenade A Beautiful Marriage Date s June 16 1878 to 1878 Location CUMBERLAND Virginia Tag s Church Religious Activity Economy Women As a proud and happy mother Mary Randolph Page Harrison watched her lovely daughter Lucia Harrison get married on June 16 1878 The wedding was beautiful everything she had dreamed of for her daughter Lucia was marrying the distinguished Captain Cooke Although he was a good deal older than Lucia he was a kind Christian gentleman Mary was confident that this was a good match and was very Norwood High School and College Session 1877 1878 Brochure Date s September 20 1877 to 1878 Location BEDFORD Virginia Tag s Education Race Relations To usher in the start of classes on September 20th 1877 Norwood High School and College issued their mission statement for the upcoming school year The brochure spoke of the school as one of the finest training schools in the South as well as the

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    a sixteen year old boy He would eventually work his way up to becoming superintendent of the line and he would exert great influence in all the railroads that stretched out from the Norfolk region Despite his personal high standing the Norfolk paper explained He took great pride in the advancement and the prosperity of his native city As his wife and young boy looked on in grief Gittio s pall bearers railroad men themselves laid the forty eight year old to rest Evident in the high respect afforded Capt Gittio railroads would develop a special meaning to the postwar South as they embodied forward progress and development At the outset of Reconstruction the South s prosperity lagged far behind that of the rest of the country and people hoped railroad construction would revitalize the Southern economy Due to political mishandling railroad construction during Reconstruction hardly existed but thereafter until the turn of the century the South would build railroads faster than any part of the country Utilizing mostly Northern capital Southern railroad mileage increased from 16 605 miles in 1880 to 39 103 miles in 1890 Soon 90 percent of Southerners would live in a county with railroads In big Southern cities railroad consolidation and expansion would lead to the creation of a central downtown station from which a vibrant business district would grow Such improved access to this reliable quicker means of transportation revolutionized the way business was conducted evidenced in the boom of mass production and mass distribution during this era Despite the aura that encompassed them Southern railroads like the one Gittio managed did not always bring prosperity and happiness Oftentimes railroads and railroad construction could be linked to corrupt ties with political parties especially evident in Virginia s case Economically though railroads lowered transportation costs

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