The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America

The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America

by Charles W. Calhoun
     
 

Broad in scope, The Gilded Age consists of 14 original essays, each written by an expert in the field. Topics have been selected so that students can appreciate the various societal and cultural factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today. The United States that entered the twentieth century was vastly different from the

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Broad in scope, The Gilded Age consists of 14 original essays, each written by an expert in the field. Topics have been selected so that students can appreciate the various societal and cultural factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today. The United States that entered the twentieth century was vastly different from the nation that had emerged from the Civil War. Industrialization, mass immigration, the growing presence of women in the work force, and the rapid advancement of the cities had transformed American society. Professor Calhoun has written a comprehensive introduction that places each article in an understandable historical context. Each essay concludes with a list of suggested readings.

The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America will be welcomed by professors and students examining one of the most fascinating eras in America's history.

Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
A kaleidoscope of perspectives on the U.S. in the late nineteenth century drawing on modern historical theory for use in colleges and universities.
R. Hal Williams
A welcome volume, satisfying a long-standing need for an overview of the United States in the late nineteenth century. A valuable and stimulating text.
Booknews
A kaleidoscope of perspectives on the US in the late 19th century drawing on modern historical theory, for use in colleges and universities. Among the 14 topics are industrialization and the rise of big business, the African-American experience, women, native American resistance, farmers and third-party politics, law and the Constitution, and phases of the empire. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842024990
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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