The gilded age: perspectives on the origins of modern America

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007 - History - 391 pages
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The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to consider the various societal, cultural, and political factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today. Charles V. Calhoun connects all of these essays with a comprehensive introduction that places each article in historical context. For the second edition of this book, each essay was revised and three new pieces have been added that explore technology, consumerism, intellectual life, and race in late nineteenth-century America.

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Introduction Charles W Calhoun
Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business Glenn Porter
Technology and America as a Consumer Society 18701900

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Charles W. Calhoun is professor of history at East Carolina University and author of the biography Benjamin Harrison and, most recently, Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900.

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