The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America / Edition 2

The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America / Edition 2

by Charles W. Calhoun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742550370

ISBN-13: 9780742550377

Pub. Date: 09/11/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

The Gilded Age offers a unique perspective on an often-overlooked period in American history. Broad in its scope, this volume consists of fourteen original essays, each written by an expert in the field. Topics have been selected to highlight the various societal cultural factors that make study of the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of the origins of today's…  See more details below

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The Gilded Age offers a unique perspective on an often-overlooked period in American history. Broad in its scope, this volume consists of fourteen original essays, each written by an expert in the field. Topics have been selected to highlight the various societal cultural factors that make study of the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of the origins of today's America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742550377
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/11/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business1
2Science and Technology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century19
3American Workers and the Labor Movement in the Late Nineteenth Century39
4The Immigrant Experience in the Gilded Age63
5Urbanizing America91
6Women in Industrializing America111
7The African-American Experience137
8Native American Resistance and Accommodation during the Late Nineteenth Century163
9The Political Culture: Public Life and the Conduct of Politics185
10Party Conflict: Republicans versus Democrats, 1877-1901215
11Farmers and Third-Party Politics235
12Phases of Empire: Late Nineteenth-Century U.S. Foreign Relations261
13Law and the Constitution in the Gilded Age289
14Public Policy and State Government309
Index331
About the Contributors345

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