In 1900, Galveston, Texas was the site of the worrst natural disaster in American history. the storm of the century killed between 6000 and 8000 people, destroyed close to 3000 homes and displaced tens of thousands of residents.
The storm came at a moment when the nation was experiencing rapid and persuasive change. Many scholars point to this era - the so called Gilded Age - as a time of industrialization, technological innovation, and broad progress across the United States. They argue that many Americans viewed the environment as a tool for development, with lands and resources succsessfully being harnessed to fuel the nation's growing industrial capacity.
Using Larsen's Isaac's Stoom for support, this essay calls on you to respond to the following question:
Does the story of the galveston storm support or challenge the argument that the late 19th century was a time of environmental harnessing and industrial progress?
This is an analytical essay. You are to offer a clear argument at the beggining of your paper and support your thesis with direct evidence from the text. Cite all evidence to avoid charges of plagiarism.
the essay needs to be 900 to 1200 words double spaced.
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