Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era [NOOK Book]

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"A consistently engrossing, occasionally irreverent, always smoothly written history of America's painful entry into the modern age."—Kirkus Reviews


Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. Nell Irvin Painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the release of...
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Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era

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Overview

"A consistently engrossing, occasionally irreverent, always smoothly written history of America's painful entry into the modern age."—Kirkus Reviews


Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. Nell Irvin Painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the release of the updated edition of this acclaimed work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393076288
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 638,017
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey, and the Adirondacks.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the 2008 Edition     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
The Tocsin Sounds     1
The Great Upheaval     36
Remedies     72
The Depression of the 1890s     110
The White Man's Burden     141
Prosperity     170
Race and Disfranchisement     216
Woman Suffrage and Women Workers     231
The Progressive Era     253
Wars     283
The European War Takes Over     306
The Great Unrest     344
Epilogue     381
Afterword     391
Index     401

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