The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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Overview

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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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461710868
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Series: Human Tradition in America
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 231
  • File size: 2 MB

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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