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Representative Americans: Populists and Progressives
     

Representative Americans: Populists and Progressives

by Norman K. Risjord
 

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Risjord (emeritus history, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) contributes to the series looking at history through biographies by focusing on people active approximately from 1880 to 1920. He pairs John D. Rockefeller and Mother Jones to portray the rise of big business and the early struggle between capital and labor. Others represent the Great Plains form of Populism, the

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Risjord (emeritus history, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) contributes to the series looking at history through biographies by focusing on people active approximately from 1880 to 1920. He pairs John D. Rockefeller and Mother Jones to portray the rise of big business and the early struggle between capital and labor. Others represent the Great Plains form of Populism, the Wilsonian variety of Progressivism, and the transition from Progressivism to the liberal thought of the last half of the 20th century. African Americans get a chapter but no hero. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Robert F. Himmelberg
Risjord's volume succeeds well in illustrating the importance of the Populist-Progressive era. His approach is through biographies of important and interesting figures, but the context he develops for each figure illuminates all the major issues and controversies of the period. Highly readable, it will serve well in courses within the period as well as in the American survey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521704
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Representative Americans Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Norman K. Risjord is emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught for over three decades. He is the author of Jefferson's America, 1760–1815 and general editor of the American Profiles series.

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