The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America / Edition 1

The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America / Edition 1

by Charles W. Calhoun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0842025006

ISBN-13: 9780842025003

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age consists of 14 original essays, each written by an expert in the field. Topics have been selected so that students can appreciate the various societal and cultural factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today. The United States that entered the twentieth century was vastly different from the

Overview

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age consists of 14 original essays, each written by an expert in the field. Topics have been selected so that students can appreciate the various societal and cultural factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today. The United States that entered the twentieth century was vastly different from the nation that had emerged from the Civil War. Industrialization, mass immigration, the growing presence of women in the work force, and the rapid advancement of the cities had transformed American society. Professor Calhoun has written a comprehensive introduction that places each article in an understandable historical context. Each essay concludes with a list of suggested readings.

The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America will be welcomed by professors and students examining one of the most fascinating eras in America's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842025003
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business
Chapter 2: Science and Technology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter 3: American Workers and the Labor Movement in the Late Nineteenth Century
Chapter 4: The Immigrant Experience in the Gilded Age
Chapter 5: Urbanizing America
Chapter 6: Women in Industrializing America
Chapter 7: The African-American Experience
Chapter 8: Native American Resistance and Accommodation during the Late Nineteenth Century
Chapter 9: The Political Culture: Public Life and the Conduct of Politics
Chapter 10: Party Conflict: Republicans Versus Democrats, 1877–1901
Chapter 11: Farmers and Third-Party Politics
Chapter 12: Phases of Empire: Late Nineteenth-Century U.S. Foreign Relations
Chapter 13: Law and the Constitution in the Gilded Age
Chapter 14: Public Policy and State Government

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