New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age: 1865-1905 / Edition 2

New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age: 1865-1905 / Edition 2

by Rebecca Edwards
     
 


New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905 provides a fascinating look at one of the most crucial chapters in U.S. history. Rejecting the stereotype of a "Gilded Age" dominated by "robber barons," author Rebecca Edwards invites us to look more closely at the period when the United States became a modern industrial nation and asserted itsSee more details below

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New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905 provides a fascinating look at one of the most crucial chapters in U.S. history. Rejecting the stereotype of a "Gilded Age" dominated by "robber barons," author Rebecca Edwards invites us to look more closely at the period when the United States became a modern industrial nation and asserted its place as a leader on the world stage.

In a concise, engaging narrative, Edwards recounts the contradictions of the era, including stories of tragedy and injustice alongside tales of humor, endurance, and triumph. She offers a balanced perspective that considers many viewpoints, including those of native-born whites, Native Americans, African Americans, and an array of Asian, Mexican, and European immigrants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195376708
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
264,306
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

She is the Eloise Ellery Professor of History (and Chair) at Vassar College (Ph. D. at the University of Virginia); specializes in post-Civil War era, Populism, and history of women and gender. Books include: Angels in the Machinery (OUP, 1997).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Democratic Vistas

Part I. THE WEDGE

1. An Uneasy Place
2. Reach
3. Work
4. Money

Part II. THE EXCHANGE

5. Youth
6. Sex
7. Science
8. Faith

Part III. THE FIRES

9. A State at War
10. Cooperative Dreams
11. Executive Powers

Epilogue: The Partridges and the Hippopotamus Questions for Discussion Index

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