An Age of Extremes (A History of US Series #8)

An Age of Extremes (A History of US Series #8)

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by Joy Hakim
     
 

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For the captains of industry -- men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford -- the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike

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For the captains of industry -- men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford -- the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes, you'll meet Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers, and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. You'll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195153347
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Series:
A History of US Series, #8
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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An Age of Extremes (A History of US Series #8) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hakim has done the near impossible: She has written history to make it entertaining, enjoyable and educational for kids all at the same time. This is a book you can read out loud to your younger kids, and that your older ones will read like a mystery. I cannot recommend this series enought!