The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era / Edition 1

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The period between 1870 and 1920 was one of the most dynamic in American history. This era witnessed the invention of the automobile, the establishment of women's suffrage, and the opening of the Panama Canal. While a time of great advancement, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era were also periods of uncertainty as Americans coped with corrupt politicians, unchecked big business, and a vast influx of immigrants. SR Books offers a new approach to this time period in its book The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. This volume looks at the experiences of 13 people who contributed to the shaping of American culture and thought during this period. These concise accounts are written by leading historians and give students an intimate view of history. This is an excellent text for courses in American studies.

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Saint Louis University
Professor Campbell's lucid introduction skillfully links a fascinating list of subjects together, showing how each relates to larger themes in Gilded Age-Progressive Era history. Students will find this book an engaging way to enter into a dialogue on the complex interplay of personality and context in American life.
Follows the experiences of 13 people who contributed to the shaping of America during the period from 1870 to 1920, which saw the invention of the automobile, the establishment of women's suffrage, the opening of Panama Canal, corrupt politicians, unchecked big business, and a vast influx of immigrants. They include the Republican Party's James G. Blaine, the Populist Party's Mary Lease, Richard Olney and the Pullman strike, Mary Harris (Mother) Jones, and Edith Wharton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842027359
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Human Tradition in America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction by Ballard C. Campbell Chapter 2 Carroll D. Wright, L'AbbÈ Jean-Baptiste Primeau, and French-Canadian Families Chapter 3 James G. Blaine and the Republican Party Vision Chapter 4 Ida B. Wells, Higher Law, and Community Justice Chapter 5 Mary Lease and Sources of Populist Protest Chapter 6 Richard Olney and the Pullman Strike Chapter 7 Mary Harris Jones: Immigrant and Labor Activist Chapter 8 Francis Newlands, Water for the West, and Progressivism Chapter 9 Clelia Duel Mosher and the Change in Women's Sexuality Chapter 10 Christy Mathewson and the National Pastime Chapter 11 James Michael Curley and the Politics of Ethnic Resentment Chapter 12 Hiram Johnson and the Dilemmas of California Progressivism Chapter 13 William S. Sims: Naval Insurgent and Coalition Warrior Chapter 14 Edith Wharton and the Spirit of Nobless Oblige

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