Age of Betrayal (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 10, 2007 - History - 483 pages
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Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of Rutherford B. Hayes, transformed “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people” into “a government by the corporations, of the corporations, and for the corporations.” A passionate, gripping, scandalous and sorrowing history of the triumph of wealth over commonwealth.


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Review: Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900

User Review  - Joe Hack - Goodreads

History repeats itself, and the history the United States is repeating here in the early 21st Century is the period from 1865 to 1900 that historians often refer to as the Gilded Age. All the rights ... Read full review

Review: Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900

User Review  - Todd Thompson - Goodreads

The period of 1865-1900 in America is the subject of this book, characterized by the author as a betrayal of a higher moral longing in American culture after a hard-fought and bloody period of civil ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jack Beatty is a senior editor of The Atlantic and news analyst for On Point, the national NPR news and public affairs program. His book The Rascal King on legendary Boston mayor James Michael Curley won an American Book Award, was shortlisted for the NBCC award, and was one of USA Today's 10 Best Books of the Year. He was the editor of Colossus, a book on corporations, which was named one of the 10 Best Business Books of the Year by Business Week. He was a Poynter Fellow at Yale, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research grants, a William Allen White Award for Criticism, and shared an Olive Branch Award for an Atlantic article on arms control. He lectures frequently throughout the country.


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