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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.
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