The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s

The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s

by H. W. Brands
     
 

"Beautifully written and wonderfully absorbing, The Reckless Decade is the most accessible survey history of America's turbulent 1890s ever composed."-Douglas Brinkley

Just as we do today, Americans of the 1890s faced changes in economics, politics, society, and technology that led to wrenching and sometimes violent tensions between rich and poor, capital

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"Beautifully written and wonderfully absorbing, The Reckless Decade is the most accessible survey history of America's turbulent 1890s ever composed."-Douglas Brinkley

Just as we do today, Americans of the 1890s faced changes in economics, politics, society, and technology that led to wrenching and sometimes violent tensions between rich and poor, capital and labor, white and black, East and West. In The Reckless Decade, H. W. Brands demonstrates how we can learn about the contradictions that lie at the heart of America today by looking at them through the lens of the 1890s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226071169
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
558,526
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

H. W. Brands holds the Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A&M University. He is the author, most recently, of The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin and The Strange Death of American Liberalism.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Coming of Age, or Coming Apart?
1. The Lost Frontier
2. In Morgan We Trust
3. How the Other Half Lived
4. Blood on the Water
5. The Matter with Kansas
6. Plessy v. Crow
7. Cross of Gold, Tongue of Silver
8. Democratic Imperialism
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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