The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: A Documentary Reader

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: A Documentary Reader

by William A. Link, Susannah J. Link
     
 

This volume presents documents that illustrate the variety of experiences and themes involved in the transformation of American political, economic, and social systems during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1870-1920).

  • Includes nearly 70 documents which cover the period from the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the 1870s  through World War
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This volume presents documents that illustrate the variety of experiences and themes involved in the transformation of American political, economic, and social systems during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1870-1920).

  • Includes nearly 70 documents which cover the period from the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the 1870s  through World War I

  • Explores the experiences of people during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from a variety of diverse perspectives, including important political and cultural leaders as well as everyday individuals

  • Charts the nationalization of American life and the establishment of the United States as a global power

  • Introduces students to historical analysis and encourages them to engage critically with primary sources

  • Introductory materials from the editors situate the documents within their historical context

  • A bibliography provides essential suggestions for further reading and research

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444331387
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Series:
Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

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“This treasure trove of documents is a terrific classroom resource.  The Links chose carefully to achieve geographic, chronological, and thematic balance.  The book's organization represents all aspects of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and ties them together interpretatively. Professors will find themselves assigning documents from the reader week after week.  This is one of the most useful teaching books I've seen.” – Glenda Gilmore, Yale University

“Three cheers for William and Susannah Link, whose documentary reader offers interpretive structure and focus alongside its thoughtfully-chosen collection of primary sources.  This reader is authoritative while still compact, giving enough points of view to spark controversy without closing down conversation.  It is the perfect companion to the U.S. survey or more specialized courses in modern American history.” – Jane Dailey, University of Chicago

“Wisely selected first-person accounts coupled with the author's trenchant introductions bring to life civics and society at the dawn of modern America.  It is a valuable resource that will engage students.” – Andrew Haley, University of Southern Mississippi

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Meet the Author

William A. Link is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. His publications include Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (2003) and Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern American Conservatism (2008).

Susannah J. Link is instructor in American history at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

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