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New Spirits Americans in the Gilded Age, 1865-1905

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ISBN-10: 0195147294

ISBN-13: 9780195147292

Edition: 2006

Authors: Rebecca Edwards

List price: $37.95
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New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age, 1865-1905 provides a fascinating look at one of the most crucial chapters in U.S. history. Rejecting the stereotype of a "Gilded Age" dominated by "robber barons," author Rebecca Edwards invites us to look more closely at the period when the United States became a modern industrial nation and asserted its place as a leader on the world stage. Employing a concise, engaging narrative, Edwards recounts the contradictions of the era, including stories of tragedy and injustice alongside tales of humor, endurance, and triumph. She offers a balanced perspective that considers a number of different viewpoints, including those of native-born Anglos, Native…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: Democratic Vistas
The Wedge
An Uneasy Peace
Reach
Work
Money
The Exchange
Youth
Sex
Science
Faith
The Fires
A State of War
Cooperative Dreams
Executive Powers
Epilogue: The Partridges and the Hippopotamus
Questions for Discussion
Index