An Age of Extremes: 1880-1917 A History of US Book 8

An Age of Extremes: 1880-1917 A History of US Book 8

by Joy Hakim


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195327229
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/08/2007
Series: A History of US Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 370,192
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joy Hakim, a former teacher, editor, and writer won the prestigious James Michener Prize for her series, A History of US, which has sold over 4 million copies nationwide. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level. She also served as an Associate Editor at Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot, and was an Assistant Editor at McGraw-Hill's World News.

Table of Contents

Preface: An Age of Extremes9
Feature: A Nation of Practical Idealists11
Feature: How Do You Make Steel?16
2A Bookkeeper Named Rockefeller19
3Mr. Storyteller23
4Powerful Pierpont27
5Monopoly--Not Always a Game30
Feature: Let's Talk Business34
6Builders and Dreamers35
7Lady L43
8Presidents Again50
9The People's Party57
10Making Money63
11Hard Times67
Feature: A Woman Who Didn't Like to Be Called a Hero (But Was One)70
12Gold and Silver72
Feature: Cheese Sandwiches in the Klondike74
13A Cross of Gold77
14Some Bad Ideas83
15Producing Goods87
Feature: the Mail (Not the Mall) for Shopping91
Feature: God and Money in America92
16Harvest at Haymarket93
17Workers, Labor (and a Triangle)99
Feature: Leaving Sicily103
18Rolling the Leaf in Florida104
19Catching The Day108
20Telling It Like It Is112
Feature: Inferno in Chicago116
21Bread and Roses, Too118
22The Fourth Estate124
23Ida, Sam, and the Muckrakers127
24A Boon to the Writer130
25In Wilderness Is Preservation134
Feature: Parks for a Nation138
26The Gilded Age Turns Progressive139
28From Dude to Cowboy148
29The Spanish-American War152
Feature: War with Spain--Imperialism and Open Doors157
30Aloha Oe158
31Teddy Bear President164
32Jane Addams, Reformer170
33Henry Ford175
34The Birdmen179
35William Howard Taft185
Feature: Some Political Theory: a Discussion186
36A Schoolteacher President189
Feature: "We're Coming Over ..."197
Chronology of Events198
More Books to Read200
Picture Credits201
A Note from the Author207

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