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Age of Extremes, 1880-1917

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ISBN-10: 0195153340

ISBN-13: 9780195153347

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Joy Hakim

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For the captains of industry--men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford--the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes, you'll meet Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers, and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. You'll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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
Feature: A Woman Who Didn't Like to Be Called a Hero (But Was One)
Gold and Silver
Feature: Cheese Sandwiches in the Klondike
A Cross of Gold
Some Bad Ideas
Producing Goods
Feature: the Mail (Not the Mall) for Shopping
Feature: God and Money in America
Harvest at Haymarket
Workers, Labor (and a Triangle)
Feature: Leaving Sicily
Rolling the Leaf in Florida
Catching The Day
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: War with Spain--Imperialism and Open Doors
Aloha Oe
Teddy Bear President
Jane Addams, Reformer
Henry Ford
The Birdmen
William Howard Taft
Feature: Some Political Theory: a Discussion
A Schoolteacher President
War
Feature: "We're Coming Over ..."
Chronology of Events
More Books to Read
Picture Credits
Index
A Note from the Author
Atlas