Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920

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Harper Collins, Jun 9, 2009 - History - 448 pages
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"Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game—at once engaging and tightly argued." —The New York Times Book Review

“Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.” —The Washington Post

An illuminating and authoritative history of America in the years between the Civil War and World War I, Jackson Lears’s Rebirth of a Nation was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

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REBIRTH OF A NATION: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920

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A cultural historian looks at America's "age of regeneration" between the end of the Civil War and World War I.The end of Reconstruction in 1877 also marked the beginning of decades of social and ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
chapter
51
chapter three
92
chapter four
133
chapter five
167
chapter
222
chapter seven
276
conclusion
327
acknowledgments
357
bibliographical note
391
index
407
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Jackson Lears is Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and the editor of Raritan: A Quarterly Review. The author of Fables of Abundance (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history), Something for Nothing, and No Place of Grace, Lears writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He lives in western New Jersey.

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