The Gilded Age / Edition 1

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Overview

The Gilded Age—the time between Reconstruction and the Spanish-American War—marked the beginnings of modern America. The advertising industry became an important part of selling the American Dream. Americans dined out more than ever before, and began to take leisure activities more seriously. Women's fashion gradually grew less restrictive, and architecture experienced an American Renaissance. Twelve narrative chapters chronicle how American culture changed and grew near the end of the 20th century. Included are chapter bibliographies, a timeline, a cost comparison, and a suggested reading list for students. This latest addition to Greenwood's American Popular Culture Through History series is an invaluable contribution to the study of American popular culture.

American Popular Culture Through History is the only reference series that presents a detailed, narrative discussion of U.S. popular culture. This volume is one of 17 in the series, each of which presents essays on Everyday America, The World of Youth, Advertising, Architecture, Fashion, Food, Leisure Activities, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Travel, and Visual Arts

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"While learning about government, great leaders, and war is obviously crucial to the study of history, learning about the everyday life of the regular man and woman is just as important in gaining a holistic view of the past. Greenwood excels at looking at history this way. . . . [E]asy to read and informative. . . . [R]ecommended for high-school, undergraduatem and public libraries. Could just as well be placed in the circulating collection as in reference."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313322044
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: American Popular Culture Through History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

JOEL SHROCK earned his Ph.D. from Miami University and is currently an Instructor of History at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. He has authored an article on race and rape in silent film and co-authored another on student protest of the Vietnam War, which appears in the Greenwood Press volume of essays The Vietnam War on Campus: Other Voices, More Distant Drums. He is currently completing a manuscript on popular children's literature in the Gilded Age.

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Table of Contents

Series foreword
1 Everyday America 1
2 World of youth 27
3 Advertising 41
4 Architecture 61
5 Fashion 79
6 Food 97
7 Leisure activities 117
8 Literature 151
9 Music 183
10 Performing arts 205
11 Travel 225
12 Visual arts 253
Cost of products, 1890-1899 271
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