Haug, Christine. "The Stereotyping of the Irish Immigrant in 19th Century Periodicals." Cartoon. Victoriana.com. Victoriana Magazine, 1996. Web. 04 June 2013.
This online article was written by Christine Haug. The article talks about how Irish immigrants were treated during the Gilded Age. The irish were stereotyped as uncivilized, unskilled, and impoverished and weren't even able to find jobs. They were treated so poorly and were forced to live in crowded ghettoes. This article was made to teach people about more stereotypes that occurred in the Gilded age. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pap represented the Irish man in the book. He was always drunk, abused his son, and was just an uncivilized person all around. By reading this article, you can see how unequal and unfair people were treated.
Pilgrim, David. "The Coon Caricature." Coon Caricature. Ferris State University, Oct. 2000. Web. 06 June 2013.
The Coon Caricature is an article found on the web by David Pilgrim. This article talks about the word "coon" that was used to call black people. This word dehumanized blacks and made them feel worthless. Usually blacks who were called this were seen as lazy, childish, and easily frightened. This informative article was made to teach readers about racist stereotypes that was used against black people in the gilded age. This shows how black people were treated besides just slavery and how much pain they went through not only physically but also mentally.
Pilgrim, David. "Jezebel Stereotype." Jim Crow Museum For Racist Memorabilia. Ferris State University, July 2000. Web. 04 June 2013.
This article written by David Pilgrim is about a stereotype called the Jezebel Stereotype. The Jezebel stereotype was a stereotype against African American women. The words used for this stereotype against black women were seductive, alluring, worldly, tempting, and lewd. During the Gilded age, black women were not only slaves, but they were also seen as hypersexual "bad black girls". This article was made to inform us that some people had to deal with multiple stereotypes during the Gilded Age and show us what people thought of African American women. Its sad how these women were degraded and portrayed as sex tools.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Lodi, NJ: Everbind Anthologies, 2002. Print.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a fictional Novel/Historical Fiction book. It talks about and shows what people had to deal with at the time including Slavery, Race, Exploitation, Greed, Social expectations, class, government, and maturity/coming of age. The book includes authentic dialect and is sometimes difficult to understand because they don’t speak the same we do today. While reading the book, you may see that the characters went through and experienced a number of different emotions such as anger, sadness, rebellion, humor, and joy. Huck Finn was made for thoughtful readers because this is a book that makes you actually read between the lines and think about what your reading in order to have a good understanding of it. The reason why Mark Twain decided to publish this novel was to raise controversy about the dark side of the gilded age. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn exposed the ills of the gilded age.