The Gilded Age: Or the Hazard of New Functions / Edition 1

The Gilded Age: Or the Hazard of New Functions / Edition 1

by Mark Wahlgren Summers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135766796

ISBN-13: 9780135766798

Pub. Date: 12/23/1996

Publisher: Pearson

A very broad, balanced, accessible account of the Gilded Age (1865-1901) that includes all the recent scholarship on this period and offers a portrait of the economic, political, social and cultural history of the age. American resourcefulness is shown at its best and worst. Discusses how the conservatism of thought and radicalism of

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A very broad, balanced, accessible account of the Gilded Age (1865-1901) that includes all the recent scholarship on this period and offers a portrait of the economic, political, social and cultural history of the age. American resourcefulness is shown at its best and worst. Discusses how the conservatism of thought and radicalism of technological change remade the Gilded Age, and how society tempered the applications of each. So, too, are mainstream politics and religion. This is a rich, colorful narrative about a complex period in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135766798
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/23/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Alive from Root to Core.

1. Progress Backward, 1876.

I. THE WAR NEVER ENDS, 1865-1880.

2. A New Stillbirth of Freedom?

3. “Gentlemen, We Are Not Yet Over”: Reconstruction.

4. Redeeming the Past, 1875-1898.

II. THE NEW WORLD: AMERICA TRANSFORMED.

5. Wasteland.

6. Main Line to E Pluribus Unum.

7. Industrialism Unleashed.

8. The Unhuddled Masses.

III. TIGER PASSIONS: THE CRISIS OF CAPITALISM.

9. Opportunity?

10. More? Labor's Revolutionary Tradition.

11. Anarchy with Police.

12. Salvation Armies: Self-Help and Virtue's Legions.

IV. PURE (AND NOT SO PURE) POLITICS.

13. “What Are We Here For?”

14. The Myth of Laissez-Unfaire.

15. Tariff Wars in the Billion-Dollar Country, 1884-1890.

V. ARMAGEDDON?

16. Vox Pop.

17. The Second Cleveland's Administration.

18. Cross of Gold.

19. The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned: Empire.

20. The Promised Land.

Endnotes.

Index.

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