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Title:
An age of extremes
ISBN:
9780195077599

9780195077605

9780669360172

9780669360271

9780195110784

9780195095135

9780195077650
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, [1994]
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
bk. 8.
Contents:
Preface: an age of extremes. Feature: a nation of practical idealists -- Carnegie. Feature: how do you make steel? -- A bookkeeper named Rockefeller -- Mr. Storyteller -- Powerful Pierpont -- Monopoly--not always a game. Feature: let's talk business -- Builders and dreamers -- Lady L -- Presidents again -- The People's Party -- Making money -- Hard times -- Gold and silver. Feature: cheese sandwiches in the Klondike -- A cross of gold -- Some bad ideas -- Producing goods -- Harvest at Haymarket -- Workers, labor (and a triangle). Feature: leaving Sicily -- Rolling the leaf in Florida -- Telling it like it is. Feature: inferno in Chicago -- Bread and roses, too -- The fourth estate -- Ida, Sam, and the Muckrakers -- A boon to the writer -- In wilderness is preservation. Feature: parks for a nation -- The Gilded Age turns Progressive -- Teedie -- From dude to cowboy -- The Spanish-American War. Feature: some political theory: a discussion -- Teddy Bear President -- Jane Addams, reformer -- Henry Ford -- The Birdmen -- William Howard Taft -- A schoolteacher President -- War -- Chronology of events -- More books to read -- A note from the author -- Picture credits -- Index.
Summary:
Contrasts America's wealth and prosperity with the toils of the working class in the decades preceding World War I.
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Covers the period of American history from the 1880s to World War I.


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

The volumes trace the history of the United States from early Native-American societies through the Constitutional Convention. Rambling chapters, hazy and sometimes gruesome black-and-white illustrations, a flippant style, and serious errors hamper the books' usefulness. Bib., ind. From HORN BOOK 1994, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.