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The Shaping of Modern America: 1877 - 1920, 3rd Edition / Edition 3
     

The Shaping of Modern America: 1877 - 1920, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Vincent P. De Santis
 

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ISBN-10: 0882959530

ISBN-13: 9780882959535

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

In the years between the Civil War and the First World War, Americans lived in a nation quite different from that of their parents, the values of a burgeoning industrial and urban society transforming traditional notions of democracy. At the same time, other far-reaching developments--the eclipsing of countryside and farm by city and factory, substantial changes in

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In the years between the Civil War and the First World War, Americans lived in a nation quite different from that of their parents, the values of a burgeoning industrial and urban society transforming traditional notions of democracy. At the same time, other far-reaching developments--the eclipsing of countryside and farm by city and factory, substantial changes in communications and transportation, revolutionary innovations in agriculture, a large wave of immigration, the rise of labour unions, and the emergence of the United States as a world power--gave these years a distinctive character and established the foundations of modern America. Revised to reflect the latest scholarship on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, this classic text remains a great choice as a core text for courses in the Gilded Age or as a highly useful supplement for the US history survey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882959535
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
3
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition ix

1 The Rise of Industrial America 1

2 The Last West and the New South 19

3 The Politics of Dead Center 39

4 The Agrarian Revolt 60

5 American Culture in the Gilded Age 80

6 American Society in the Industrial Age 96

7 America’s New Manifest Destiny 121

8 The Great Reform Era 148

9 Theodore Roosevelt and Progressivism 173

10 Taft and Progressive Insurgency 190

11 Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom 209

12 The United States as a World Power, 1899-1916 228

13 America’s road to War: 1914-1917 252

14 America in World War I 273

15 Wilson and the Versailles Treaty 292

Index 315

Photographs follow page 172

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